If a blemish mars your smile, you may be interested in learning the various options you have for covering it or correcting it. However, if numerous blemishes affect the appearance of your smile, you may feel overwhelmed with the number of issues that must be addressed to bring your smile back to life. As the name suggests, a smile makeover can revamp your entire smile, focusing on erasing blemishes and correcting alignment to allow the beauty of your smile to shine through. Because of the range of imperfections that are often addressed, one of the most effective tools for a smile makeover is porcelain veneers. An experienced cosmetic dentist in Miami, Dr. Arun Garg explains how porcelain veneers can cover your multiple blemishes at once.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
In the spirit of cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers focus on improving the teeth that show when you smile. Made from durable dental porcelain, veneers are wafer-thin shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth to change their shape, size, color, and/or length. The porcelain material mimics the light reflection of natural tooth enamel, providing a natural-looking and discrete finish that imitates your natural teeth around it. Because they cover the fronts of your teeth, porcelain veneers are often used to improve the look of teeth that are stained, chipped, crooked, and/or slightly misshapen.
Why are Porcelain Veneers Better than Resin Veneers?
While porcelain is the more popular choice of veneer material, you can also choose veneers made from dental composite resin. Resin veneers are a cheaper alternative to porcelain, but its texture does resemble that of a tooth as closely as porcelain does, so resin veneers are more noticeable. Also, dental composite resin is susceptible to staining, especially from notorious tooth-stainers like tea, coffee, wine, and tobacco. If tooth stains are among the imperfections you wish to correct, you may be disappointed with the long-term results of resin veneers. Porcelain veneers, however, not only mimic the appearance of a natural tooth, they are also highly resistant to staining, extending the life of your new straight and stain-free smile.
Where Can I Get Porcelain Veneers?
If you are unhappy with your smile and want to learn about porcelain veneers for your smile makeover, schedule a consultation with your Miami dentist at the Center for Complete Dentistry by calling 305-935-4991, or visit our website to schedule your appointment online. Located in the 33180 area, we proudly serve patients from Miami, Highland Lakes, North Miami Beach, and the surrounding communities.