In the age of cellphone cameras, we always want to look our best for the pictures that make up our lives. As we get older or even when young, we notice our cosmetic imperfections, including our smiles.
Marielaina Perrone DDS and her cosmetic team specialize in porcelain veneers to enhance and beautify your smile. Porcelain Veneers can close gaps in teeth, correct shape issues, and even color corrections. Porcelain veneers are a staple in any smile makeover.
The best thing about porcelain veneers is they only need as little as two visits. Making them the ideal way to change your smile quickly.
Top Ways Porcelain Veneers Can Correct Your Smile
Dr. Perrone regularly sees patients who are seeking ways to enhance their smiles. Dental services include teeth whitening, orthodontic teeth straightening, or even replacing them with porcelain crowns.
While porcelain veneers are not a perfect cosmetic solution for every smile, they can correct enough of your smile to make them a popular choice for a smile makeover. Below you will see the top 5 most common issues corrected by veneers.
Porcelain Veneers Can Change Teeth Color
Some people are pretty happy with their overall smile but might have discolored or yellowing teeth. Discolored teeth could result from certain drinks like tea, coffee, and even red wine or a side effect from smoking and even some prescription medications.
While teeth whitening is an option for these patients, whitening dental fillings, crowns, or even dental bridges do not work. Teeth whitening is not a permanent correction and has its own set of drawbacks.
Porcelain veneers can whiten all your teeth that are receiving veneers. Doing so will give you a perfectly uniform smile in color and shape. After a cosmetic consultation, Dr. Perrone will be able to review your smile and desires and tell you whether or not veneers would be a good option for your smile.
Porcelain veneers can address a wide variety of cosmetic flaws that can affect your smile. You do not necessarily need extensive dental work to get the esthetic results you desire. In fact, for many patients, you can achieve a new smile makeover simply by using porcelain veneers alone.
Veneers Can Provide Instant Orthodontics
As we age, our teeth can shift and move. Can leave us with a misaligned tooth or crooked teeth. This misalignment can create an issue in self-esteem and self-confidence, especially in photos. This crooked teeth or misalignment can also become a food and particle trap hampering dental hygiene. In severe cases, traditional or Invisalign type orthodontics will be recommended.
On the other hand, according to Dr. Perrone, veneers can be used to hide crooked or slightly angled teeth without going through the time-consuming and expensive process of orthodontic treatment.
The porcelain used in veneers is highly resistant to stains. Patients will not have to worry about teeth whitening or bleaching their porcelain veneers. However, your natural teeth can and will become stained, so be mindful of the foods and beverages you eat and drink.
Veneers Can Close Gaps Between Teeth
Porcelain veneers can fix small gaps between teeth, make the closure look natural, and align with your natural teeth. Dr. Marielaina Perrone DDS can shape and fit the veneers, so the gaps are no longer there. Again a more straightforward solution than going thru traditional orthodontic treatment.
Veneers Can Fix Chipped Or Damaged Teeth
Chips on the edges of our teeth can happen over time. It could be from biting into something hard or even biting our nails. This chipping is mostly a cosmetic issue unless the crack extends into the nerve of the tooth. In cases where the nerve is not involved, Dr. Perrone recommends porcelain veneers to repair cracked or chipped teeth and even hide previous dental fillings.
Repairing the visible damage to your teeth through the use of porcelain veneers will make a huge difference in restoring your smile and restoring your overall self-esteem.
The dental porcelain used to custom fabricate porcelain veneers can withstand all the wear and tear you can throw at them. Patients can eat and chew without worrying about their porcelain veneers getting damaged. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last for ten years or more.
Veneers Can Correct The Shape and Size Of Your Teeth
Porcelain veneers can change the shape and size of your teeth to make a more esthetic, pleasing smile. Your dentist can also match them to your existing teeth if you are happy with the overall shape. Dental bonding is the less expensive option. It will not be a permanent solution. Also, dental bonding has the significant drawback of staining over time and changing color over time.
Porcelain veneers can rejuvenate and enhance your smile. So you can speak clearly, laugh, and smile with complete confidence. Porcelain veneers are fantastic if you feel self-conscious about your smile or work in an industry where a first impression can make a big difference.
Realistic Cosmetic Results
The semi-translucent dental porcelain allows light to pass through porcelain veneers just like your natural teeth. That means that your porcelain veneers blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. No one will realize you have undergone a dental smile enhancement.
The Porcelain Veneers Procedure:
A Treatment Timeline
Getting dental veneers placed usually takes about two weeks. Below is a general outline of the dental veneers procedure and what patients can expect:
The Initial Consultation
-Are You A Candidate?
During your initial visit, we can determine if porcelain veneers are right for your smile. If dental veneers are not, we can suggest alternative cosmetic dentistry treatments for your smile. They might recommend teeth whitening, dental bonding, or porcelain crowns.
-Preparation Of The Teeth
Your teeth will be prepared for your new custom porcelain veneers. Approximately 1 mm of natural tooth structure is removed in preparation for your ultra-thin dental veneers.
-Taking Teeth Impressions
Once teeth are prepared, your dentist will take a dental impression of the prepared teeth. This impression will then be used by the dental laboratory for the custom fabrication of your dental veneers.
-Placement Of Temporary Dental Veneers
While you wait for your new veneers to be fabricated, your dentist will create temporary dental veneers for you. These temporary dental veneers are made from durable dental composite material. These composite veneers are in place for cosmetics but also for the protection of your teeth.
-Creation Of Custom Porcelain Dental Veneers
Your dentist will choose a dental laboratory with the skill and experience to create natural-looking porcelain dental veneers. They will be matched to the color, shape, and length of your choice. The goal is to produce the most natural-looking veneers possible.
-Placement Of Final Veneers
Removal of temporary dental veneers will occur. Teeth will be prepared and cleaned of any residual temporary cement. Your new veneers will be put in place to ensure fit and acceptance of esthetics with surrounding teeth. The patient will also be shown the final product prior to permanent placement. Once approved, your new veneers will be bonded in place.
Recovery and Post Dental Procedure Care
Veneers are highly durable and shown to last for many years before requiring replacement. Visiting your dentist and dental hygienist for regular examinations and dental cleanings is essential for maintaining the health of your mouth as well as the longevity of your restorations.
Aftercare is critical. Chipped or fractured porcelain veneers cannot be repaired, so your dentist will advise you of the costs and additional time associated with replacing your damaged dental veneer.
To decrease the risk of damage, do not bite or chew on hard objects such as shells or nuts, and do not use your teeth to tear open packages. Your dentist also may advise you to avoid certain foods that possibly could cause damage.
Rinsing, brushing, and flossing your teeth as you usually would, and be sure to use a non-abrasive toothpaste. Brushing after drinking coffee, red wine, tea, or soda is also advisable.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The financial cost will vary based on treatment complexity (is there any other dental work needed?) and the number of veneers you need. Porcelain veneers are definitely going to be more expensive than composite dental veneers. However, they also have a much longer lifespan and improved esthetics.
Marielaina Perrone DDS believes porcelain veneers are one of the most sought-after cosmetic dentistry procedures offered today. They offer longevity, beauty and unable to be stained by food and drink. She also believes your dental health will be improved with increased at-home dental hygiene to protect your new smile.
Contact Marielaina Perrone DDS at (702) 458-2929 to schedule a no-cost cosmetic consultation appointment if you are ready for a smile makeover. We cannot wait to help you with your smile makeover to create the smile of your dreams in Summerlin, Henderson, and Las Vegas, NV.