HOW CAN PORCELAIN VENEERS STUNNINGLY TRANSFORM YOUR SMILE?
It is finally the weekend… Friday night… You are at a friends’ gathering… No doubt pictures will be taken for the treasured memories and next thing you know, the pictures will be uploaded on social media before the end of the night spreading like “fire in hey”. Foreseeing that, you are emotionally concerned as you do not like your smile and now it is going to be caught on camera. Thoughts are running through your head “No one should see my front chipped teeth or those hideous gaps!” and to make things worse “The corner tooth is crooked!” “Uh oh! Here we go again!”, “Oh great… have to work on these angles so that when I do smile, my teeth won’t show!”… How bad you want this misery to end… How bad you want to be at the front of that selfie, flashing that big, shiny and dazzling smile without a care in the world!
If you have ever been in such situation, self-conscious about some flaws in your teeth and you are so eager to rectify them for once and for all, then Porcelain Veneers could be the answer to your call!
Porcelain Veneers?! What are those? When / Why to have them? Will they work for me? How can I have them?
To answer these firing queries below is the explanatory information that you need to know! And you never know, you might be one step away from having that “Smile”; the one you have always dreamed of.
SO, WHAT ARE PORCELAIN VENEERS?
As you may have learnt or heard, veneers were originally done for celebrities and people under the spotlight. Producers were keen on their stars to have the perfect bright smile to complete their perfectly tailored image that will appeal to their fan base and that is when veneers played a big role in achieving that, and ever since; dental materials companies, dentists, ceramic technicians around the world have been relentlessly excelling into perfecting them. Nowadays, there is no denying that veneers are the most popular option when it comes to getting a “Smile Makeover”, an option that would beautify many not so perfectly-looking teeth.
Porcelain Veneers represent a big leap among other cosmetic restorations. They are composed of an extremely thin, yet durable, high-quality ceramic. These coverings are bonded to the front of your teeth (outer surface) to enhance their appearance with a more natural shade that complements the surrounding soft tissues to achieve a more personalized unique and flawless look. They are custom-designed to your needs; from a single unit to cover all teeth showing within the smile curve. This hand-layered ceramic has a vibrant quality of mimicking the softness and translucency of the natural enamel of your teeth. Indeed, Porcelain Veneers are an excellent choice when it comes to preserving the existing tooth structure and rejuvenating your smile.
When can I have them?
Porcelain Veneers are an extremely versatile cosmetic option that can dramatically change the way your smile looks. With veneers, you can:
- Get rid of obvious gaps between your teeth.
- Mask/fix surface cracks and chipping.
- Cover oddly-shaped teeth.
- Improve the colour of your teeth.
- Align your teeth in a more natural curve.
So if any of the mentioned issues have been bothering you for quite long then Porcelain Veneers can have a positively huge impact on your smile. When made smooth, porcelain is known for being durable and resisting possible stains and discolouration. Moreover, Porcelain Veneers are fabricated to mimic the translucency of the natural enamel making teeth look brighter, more attractive and most importantly… Natural!
Will they work for me?
As mentioned earlier, Porcelain Veneers are a custom-designed treatment fabricated to meet the unique needs of every single person including you! They are a perfect choice for anyone willing to enhance the quality and appearance of his/her teeth. One thing to keep in mind is that having veneers require the presence of enough healthy tooth structure to support the veneers. Any pre-existing condition (such as gum disease or dental decay) must be managed first before considering Porcelain Veneers, as that would impound on their integrity and longevity. After a detailed discussion with your dentist on the veneers’ design and future expectations, the procedure involves getting a model of the achieved look, transferring that onto the teeth (mock-up), doing any necessary alterations, preparing the teeth (in areas required), taking an impression, then cementing them once they are finalized.
How can I have them?
If you have been longing for that beautiful flawless smile, a dental expert with special focus on Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry can guide you along this journey. This journey starts with a discussion expressing your concerns and entrusting your dentist into giving you the glamorous “After”. Your dentist will craft a unique smile that goes with your gums, lips, face, skin tone, age, and even gender. Porcelain Veneers are not merely plain white blocks of ceramic, each veneer should have its characteristics and that is where shape, texture and angulation come in hand. After all, there is no such thing as “one size/design fits all”! Then comes the “mock-up” visit where you can visualize how your teeth will look like and during that visit you have full control on whether to adopt some major/minor changes before settling on the final design. After the final visit where veneers are cemented, voilà! You are camera ready!
A beautiful natural smile is not a fantasy anymore; it is only a visit away!
Dr. Aseel Al Nasseri
Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry Expert