Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?
There's no doubt that having a pretty, white smile is in high demand with patients across the country. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Americans spend roughly $2.75 billion every year on cosmetic dentistry. When a patient wants a smile that is as close to perfect as possible, general dentists like Julie M. Thomas DDS in North Canton, OH often recommend veneers as a part of the treatment plan.
About Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are light, thin, wafer-like dental devices that are shaped and sized to fit your existing teeth. The porcelain material is extremely strong, resists scratches, and doesn’t stain like your natural teeth. Having veneers installed requires a minimum of two appointments. With good care, a new set of porcelain veneers can last for 20 years or longer before they need to be updated. Good care includes regular checkups, brushing, flossing, avoiding direct contact with hot beverages and eating the right foods.
Veneers are created in a laboratory using impressions of the patient’s smile that are taken by the dentist. Before the impressions can be made, the North Canton dentist must first prepare each tooth in the treatment plan to make room for the veneers. The entire process of creating the veneers commonly takes a few weeks, after which the patient is called back in for an appointment to have them bonded.
A "Hollywood Smile"
When a patient requests a "Hollywood Smile" it will almost always involve porcelain veneers. With veneers, a patient can get a complete smile makeover, no matter how their original teeth are shaped, spaced or colored. For instance, if a patient has spaces between their teeth, a larger veneer covering can be made to fill in those spaces. The veneers are also colored and sculpted to perfection, to give you a smile that best fits your facial features. This is why so many Hollywood stars opt for this cosmetic procedure.