Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular and impressive forms of cosmetic dentistry to improve your smile, and they're proudly offered to Akron residents by cosmetic dentist Dr. Arthur Benson. Dr. Benson has taken some time to explain how veneers work and what they can do for you.
What are porcelain veneers?
Veneers are ultra-thin sections of porcelain that are custom-made to fit on top of the teeth that show when you smile. Most patients need between six and twelve veneers, which will be shaped and painted to perfection. Your Akron cosmetic dentist attaches each veneer to the corresponding tooth using a bonding cement; you can expect your veneers to last about a decade before needing repair or replacement. Because a small layer of your natural enamel will need to be removed for a natural-looking, comfortable, and durable fit, veneers are considered to be a permanent cosmetic dentistry procedure.
How can veneers help me?
Porcelain veneers from your Akron cosmetic dentist can mask a multitude of flaws in your smile. They can be made to fill in natural gaps or alignment issues, or even out asymmetrical lengths. A chip or crack in a tooth is easily disguised with a veneer. Discolorations that cannot be fixed with traditional whitening treatments are also hidden behind the luminescent porcelain. If you've studied your smile in the mirror and wished you could change something for the better, chances are that porcelain veneers can correct it!
If you'd like to discuss veneers further, or for any other dental-related questions you may have, contact Dr. Arthur Benson's cosmetic dentistry practice in Akron, OH, for a consultation appointment today!