Chances are, you wish you could change something about your smile. Few of us were born with a perfect Hollywood smile. However, today's advancements in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible for your dentist to reverse nearly any aesthetic flaw. While a cosmetic dental procedure may not be covered by your insurance, it can be an invaluable investment for your self-esteem and even your professional career. Research suggests that an attractive smile can make you look younger, and it can also raise your chances of getting a promotion at work.
If you are ready to take the next step in improving your smile appearance, porcelain veneers are an excellent option to consider. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to your existing tooth surface. These are custom made in color, shape and size to create your ideal smile. If you have the following smile imperfections, veneers can help:
- Chipped teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Gapped teeth (minor spaces)
- Misshapen teeth
- Slightly misaligned
Due to the minimal prep and quick results, porcelain veneers are often referred to as an "instant smile makeover." While they can correct a wide span of issues, they are not for everyone. You may not be a candidate for veneers if you have weak or damaged teeth, a severe bite misalignment or tooth decay. Veneers are cosmetic improvements and not a substitute for restorative work or orthodontic bite correction.
Veneers can be a life-changing investment for many patients. At Avalon Dental Group, we carefully discuss all of your cosmetic options so that you can make an informed decision regarding your new smile. Porcelain veneers are not reversible, so please discuss all of your concerns with us upfront. If you've spent years hiding your smile, it is time to explore your options in cosmetic dentistry. It may be easier and more affordable than you think!
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Dental Topics: Prevention Through Education
The field of dentistry has benefitted greatly from the advancements in materials and technologies to help promote good oral health. Yet as a dentist myself, I've seen that my profession has embraced these new technologies at the risk of spending less time promoting "prevention through education." The truth is the healthiest mouths are not the mouths of the wealthiest people, but rather the mouths of educated people. This blog is my effort to educate the public and promote good oral health.