Look back over last year’s holiday pictures. Are you smiling big and wide in them, showing off your pearly whites? Or are you smiling with your lips closed and your teeth hidden because they’re stained, cracked, or worn down?
If you answered affirmative to the latter, then come into Soft Touch Dental and let’s do something about it.
Dental veneers are a simple fix. They’ll do wonders for your smile – and your holiday pictures!
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are super-thin, custom-made laminates that we’ll bond to the front of your teeth. They can greatly improve:
- The color of your teeth
- The shape of your teeth
- The size of your teeth
They can also fix gaps and hide cracks.
Porcelain is great alternative to crowns and composite resin bonding.
Although you can address some of the same issues with crowns or composite resin materials, porcelain offers a great alternative because:
Unlike the procedure required for the placement of crowns, getting porcelain veneers only removes a small amount of the tooth structure – if any at all.
The translucent property of porcelain allows the veneers to reflect light, mimicking tooth enamel in a way that composite resin materials cannot. This makes them look more like your natural teeth.
Porcelain is a smooth, impenetrable ceramic that is very stain resistant. Composite resins are much more likely to stain.
Porcelain is more durable than composite resin. If you take good care of them, your porcelain veneers can last 10 years!
Caring for your porcelain veneers
For the most part, caring for your porcelain veneers is the same as caring for your natural teeth: Brush twice a day, floss once a day, and visit your dentist twice a year.
To keep your veneers in tip-top shape:
Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste.
Avoid chewing on hard objects:
- Hard candy
Use a night guard if you have a tendency to grind or clench your teeth while you sleep.
Avoid smoking cigarettes or cigars.
If one of your veneers chips or cracks, it will need to be replaced right away to avoid damage to the natural tooth beneath it. But otherwise, the natural lifespan for porcelain veneers is about ten years. That means, with proper attention, you shouldn’t need to replace your veneers for a decade!
Picture-worthy teeth in just two visits!
At Soft Touch Dental, we can help get you ready for holiday pictures in just two visits.
During the first visit, we’ll:
Prepare your teeth
Match the veneers to the color of your teeth – or a lighter shade if that appeals to you
Take an impression of your teeth to ensure an exact fit of your veneers
During the second visit, we’ll:
- Bond the veneers to your teeth
Join you in a celebration of your new freedom to smile as big as you want!
Give yourself the gift of shared smiles this holiday season.
Sharing smiles and laughter is one of the great joys of the holidays. This year, let Dr. Fakhimi help you do away with closed-lip smiles or hand-over-the-mouth laughter. Your loved ones want to see your smile shine and hear your laughter ring out.
So do we.
Give us a call, and take advantage of our current special on veneers:
Porcelain Empress Veneers for $699 (a minimum of 6)
Let’s get you ready for the holidays!