Everyone’s smile is his or her most important facial feature, the primary source of communication and the feature most responsible for making a first impression. We’ve all heard the saying “you only get one chance to make a good first impression,” a statement that is especially relevant in today’s beauty conscious society.
Just a century ago, people were far less concerned with physical appearance. Today, an attractive smile is a powerful tool, increasing one’s negotiating power, professional success, and social status. With so much focus on appearance, and the smile such an integral part of communication, correcting issues that affect its beauty is very beneficial. Our approach to cosmetic dentistry is to provide our patients with the best possible options for enhancing their smiles. A very popular procedure today is that of porcelain veneers, performed regularly in our Redlands area practice.
Dental veneers have long been used to perfect the smiles of discerning men and women. As technology has advanced, porcelain has become the material of choice for many cosmetic treatments. The wafer-thin sheets of porcelain are shaped, sized, and colored to match surrounding teeth perfectly. They can bring the smile line into perfect proportion, and create smiles that look completely natural. This material is durable enough to last for many years without staining or decay, while remaining shiny and translucent, just as natural enamel does.
Porcelain veneers are ideal in a number of situations, with the capability to cover cracks or chips in teeth, whitening-resistant discoloration, and even mild orthodontic issues. In certain situations, teeth that are turned or moderately misaligned can be covered with porcelain veneers, allowing the patient to avoid lengthy orthodontic treatment. Precisely crafted veneers can fill in gaps between teeth while keeping the surrounding teeth in ideal proportions for the perfect smile.
You should not feel concern over the impression your smile is making. This feature should not be hidden behind a hand, but shown freely. If you are not as confident in your smile as you would like to be, schedule your time to discuss your smile goals with Dr. Vines. We have the tools, techniques, and state of the art materials to help you feel great about your smile.