After months of political ads, phone calls, and door-to-door canvassers, the midterm elections have finally come, and this year they were as brutal and hard-fought as they’ve ever been. Maybe that encouraged you to vote, maybe it didn’t. But whether you did or not, the results are in and chances are you didn’t get everything you were hoping for. Although the power to vote is important, we don’t always get to choose the winners, both in life and in an election cycle. However, if you’ve recently felt your smile is less than presidential, maybe even embarrassing, then there is something you have the power to choose: a great smile.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Problems with your smile can range in severity. If you’re concerned about stains or yellow teeth, then treatments like professional whitening could be an option. If you have visible chips or any major gaps, then cosmetic bonding or even Invisalign could be your go to. But what happens if you feel you have all these issues at once? What about if your teeth seem too small or awkwardly shaped?
Porcelain veneers are one of the most dramatic transformations you can offer your teeth. Unlike other cosmetic dental procedures, porcelain veneers don’t require dentists to fix natural tooth matter. Instead, with input from you, we can make a custom-crafted smile that matches all of your specifications. The way this works is fairly simple. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that bond permanently to the visible surfaces of your teeth. These shells can match the exact shade you desire, and because ceramic matches the natural gleam of teeth enamel, they are virtually impossible to detect.
The Smile You Choose
The veneers process begins like any other dental procedure, with a consultation. This allows you the time to speak with us and discuss any concerns you may have about your smile. We will note your concerns and your goals. If veneers seem like a good way to give you the smile you want, we’ll recommend them. To prepare for veneers, we take detailed impressions of your teeth. Highly-skilled dental ceramists will then craft your veneers according to your specifications and preferences. On your next visit, your porcelain veneers will be bonded to your teeth, covering any visible gaps, stains, cracks or chips.
The beauty of this process is the power to choose. You don’t have to live with the smile you inherited. You can determine what about your smile you’re uncomfortable with, and work with us to fix it. How many other chances will you get to choose exactly what you want?
Are Porcelain Veneers Worth the Expense?
Porcelain veneers can correct just about any smile issue, from poorly-shaped teeth to intense staining, yet many patients wonder if they’re worth the expense. The truth is that owning your appearance and your smile shouldn’t be an opportunity you pass up. When also factoring in how long porcelain veneers can last when properly cared for, it seems that the answer is yes. Compared with other procedures like whitening, which can last only 6 months, porcelain veneers have been known to last up to 20 years.
To learn more about porcelain veneers from our experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Adam Hahn, please call (803) 781-9090 or email Smile Columbia Dentistry today for an appointment at our Columbia, South Carolina office.