Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Your smile is one of the first things someone notices about your appearance. If your teeth are crooked or misshapen, you might feel embarrassed about your teeth, causing you to avoid smiling. Luckily, you do not have to be embarrassed about your teeth forever. You have the option of getting porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are ceramic shells that are welded to your teeth to create a beautiful and healthy smile.

Getting porcelain veneers will require three visits to your dentist’s office to design, create and place the veneers. Once your dentist has removed some enamel from your teeth and taken an impression of your smile, he will have you fitted for temporary veneers as your permanent veneers are being made. You will then come have your permanent veneers affixed to your teeth about two weeks later.

Like all cosmetic treatments, there are some risks with porcelain veneers, but they are very minimal. For example, your teeth might feel sensitive after the procedure. When you are in your initial consultation with your dentist, make sure to tell him about your medical history and ask questions so that you are well aware of potential side effects.
The benefits of porcelain veneers, however, outweigh the negatives. When you get porcelain veneers, your teeth will be straighter and more resistant to staining. They will also make your teeth stronger and typically last 10 to 15 years.

The cost of porcelain veneers depends on the number of teeth you want treated. Porcelain veneers typically cost $700 to $2,000 per tooth. It might seem expensive, but the results are very natural and will last a long time.

If you want to improve your smile, you should definitely make an appointment with a qualified dentist today. Once the procedure is finished, you will feel much more confident about your smile.

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