Are you unhappy with the look of your smile? Imagine having a new appearance to your smile in just a few visits to Southern Oaks Family Dental Care in Baton Rouge, LA. Dental veneers are an incredible option for changing the aesthetics of your smile quickly without changing the position or shape of your teeth. If you are ready for a smile makeover, porcelain dental veneers may be right for you.
Dental veneers do not change the teeth position or shape. Instead, they are placed over the front of your teeth to create a new appearance. Most dental veneers use a thin shell of porcelain to cover the exposed surface of your tooth. You can have just one veneer made for a discolored tooth or several veneers to change multiple teeth that people see when you talk or smile. Some cosmetic concerns that can be hidden with dental veneers include:
- Stained, dark or discolored teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening
- Crooked or overlapped teeth
- Uneven or pointed teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Dental veneers have been used for many decades to create stunning smiles. Many of the famous smiles you see on magazine covers and social media profiles were created with porcelain veneers.
Cosmetic Porcelain Dental Veneers
To apply porcelain veneers, your teeth must be prepared and impressions are taken of the shape of the teeth receiving veneers. The shells of porcelain are very thin, but they still require room on the tooth surface. A small amount of tooth enamel is removed to accommodate the cosmetic porcelain dental veneers. A dental lab creates the veneers and then they are bonded to your teeth, creating your new smile.
Most patients can receive their new veneers in about two weeks after their initial impressions. Porcelain veneers are resistant to stains and can last up to 20 years or more if carefully maintained. If you want to learn more about dental veneers for a smile makeover, contact our team at Southern Oaks Family Dental Care. You could have a new smile in just a few visits to our dental center in Baton Rouge, LA.