A vibrant, well-aligned smile can instill self-confidence and help you make a positive impression in professional and social situations.
Yet few people naturally possess straight teeth, and over time our teeth can sustain discoloration and minor damage, even with good dental health habits. Versatile and highly customizable, porcelain veneers that are placed by a knowledgeable cosmetic dentist can help you achieve the radiant smile you desire and maintain the beauty of your smile for years to come.
Porcelain Veneers: Ready for Their Closeup (and Yours)
Also known as dental veneers, porcelain veneers are thin pieces of dental-grade porcelain that are bonded to the surfaces of teeth to enhance your smile. Each veneer is custom made with great attention to size, shape and color, and with your full smile in mind.
When treatment is conducted by an expert dentist, porcelain veneers provide a red carpet-ready smile on par with any Hollywood star. In fact, dental veneers were invented by a dentist in the late 1920s to brighten the appearance of actors’ teeth for a film shoot. Those original veneers were so fragile that actors had to take them out between shoots and couldn’t eat with them in. Modern veneers are made of advanced ceramics that are strong enough to be used in bulletproof vests.
A Multifaceted Smile Solution
Dental veneers have evolved significantly in the decades since their invention, and modern veneers can do much more than whiten your smile (although they can still do that too). Today, porcelain veneers may be used to correct:
- Stained teeth that don’t respond to teeth whitening
- Teeth with minor chips or breaks
- Teeth that are disproportionately sized
- Gaps between teeth
- Teeth that are slightly crooked
Contemporary porcelain veneers are designed for durability and performance as well as beauty. They allow you to enjoy your normal diet, and with regular brushing, flossing and dental checkups they can offer a stunning smile for decades.
To learn more about porcelain veneers or other options for rejuvenating your smile, please call élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges at (918) 528-3330 to schedule your free consultation and experience why our practice was chosen as one of Tulsa’s top dental offices.