What Are Ceramic Veneers?
Ceramic veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are custom-sculpted to fit over the front of your teeth. Because they are like a shell that covers the entire front surface, veneers give you absolute control over the aesthetics of your smile. You can choose what every aspect of your teeth looks like - hue, size, shape, placement, length, and more. With ceramic veneers, you can truly have the perfect teeth of your dreams.
What Are the Advantages of Ceramic Veneers vs Other Materials?
Ceramic veneers are undoubtedly the best type of veneer on the market, but the use of such durable, high-quality porcelain can bring with it a high price tag. Still, the advantages of ceramic over a material like composite resin are many. When bonded to teeth, ceramic is very strong, even in the wafer-thin amounts used by veneers. Ceramic is also very resistant to staining, even from substances notorious for discoloring teeth, like coffee and cigarette smoke. The biggest advantage of ceramic is how perfectly it blends in with the rest of your teeth. We can polish ceramic so that it is indistinct from the rest of your teeth, and its semitransparent quality means that it reflects light just like your natural teeth.
Are You an Ideal Candidate for Ceramic Veneers?
Veneers are great for anyone looking to give their smile a total overhaul, and who wants a dazzling, brilliant smile. The biggest question to ask yourself when considering veneers is whether or not you want veneers for the rest of your life. While ceramic veneers are built to last and are designed so that your teeth are permanently perfect, the process of getting veneers involves the underlying teeth being filed down so the veneer can be bonded. This means once you pick veneers, there is no going back to your natural teeth.
What You Can Expect When Having Ceramic Veneers Placed
You can expect to come into our office at least twice when getting veneers placed. During the first visit, we will work closely with you to decide what your veneers - and therefore your smile - will look like. We will likely have to file down some of the enamel on your teeth to better fit the veneers, make an exact mold of your teeth, and then place temporary veneers. When you come back to our office, we will fit your permanent ceramic veneers and bond them to your teeth.
Schedule a Consultation Today!
If you are interested in learning more about how ceramic veneers can completely transform your smile, then call (662) 586-2311 today to set up a consultation with South Main Dental.