Are you familiar with the benefits that veneers provide? Truth is, most of us aren’t. This is why I’d like to take the time to explain veneers in more detail – because they may just be the ideal solution you’ve been looking for!
First things first… What is a Veneer?
If you search for the definition of a veneer, you’ll come across something along the lines of “thin, decorative covering used in woodworking”. In dentistry, the term is really no different. A veneer is actually a wafer-thin, decorative piece of either porcelain or composite material used to cover up imperfections on teeth.
Veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment because they are able to correct everything you dislike about your teeth without the need for other treatments that take may awhile such as braces and in quick fashion:
• Discoloration (and teeth whitening at home isn’t working for me)
• Chips and cracks that are driving you mad when spotted in the mirror
• Teeth are uneven or misaligned
• Great for covering up gaps
• Teeth that appear worn down
Reasons Why Veneers are Popular – Benefits
They last awhile! Veneers aren’t something you receive and then replace a few weeks or even months later. Whether you choose composite or porcelain veneers, veneers last about the same length as a dental filling (which use the same materials) – several years. And up to 15 years for porcelain options if they are taken care of!
They are custom-made. Veneers have the ability to be custom-tailored to match the sizing, shape, and even color of your existing teeth. Everyone will notice the difference, too.
No special maintenance required. Veneers are to be treated like regular teeth – brush and floss them as you normally would. No special tools, protocols, or diets are required. Just try your best to limit stain-inducing foods and drinks.
Celebrities use them. Many celebrities have turned to the benefits of veneers to give them the sparkly, white smile we’re used to seeing on the big screen and at home. A few notable celebrities include George Clooney, Katy Perry, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christiano Ronaldo, and Alyssa Milano just to name a few.
Ready for your own custom-made veneers? Dr. Sally Kashani offers both composite and porcelain veneer options at her dental practice located in Hollywood also catering to residents nearby including Toluca Lake.