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How Porcelain Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

Everyone wants to have a smile that looks good. However, years of wear and tear can make this seem impossible. Stains and damaged enamel can make your smile look dull, damaged, and uncared for. If extensive cleaning doesn't give you a smile that you want, then you can try porcelain veneers. Here is a look at how porcelain veneers can improve your smile.


Dental veneers are a long-lasting solution. There are two types of veneers: no-prep veneers and traditional veneers. The difference is how much work needs to be done before placing them. No-prep veneers can last between five to seven years on average. Traditional veneers can last up to 15 years with proper care. This makes them a semi-permanent option and one of the longest-lasting solutions that you can get.

Make Your Smile Complete

There is nothing like a cracked or chipped tooth that makes people uneasy about their smiles. Veneers can fix this by covering the cracks or chips in your teeth. Veneers can give your teeth a flat smooth look since all of the imperfections in the enamel will be replaced by a uniform surface. This alone can make your teeth look much younger and healthier.

Even Color and Shine

Having veneers placed removes many of the problems that are associated with adult teeth, especially discoloration and the dull look that worn teeth have. Porcelain veneers have an even color to them that mimics the look of healthy teeth. With proper shaping and prep work, the veneers will look like new teeth. That means that they will also regain some of the shine that teeth with healthy enamel have. It is a great option for people that are worried about the look of their teeth. In many cases, patients have multiple veneers placed so that their smiles have an even and consistent look across most of their teeth.

Covers Gaps and Strange Shapes

Another benefit of veneers is that they cover imperfections in the shape and placement of your teeth. When placed, veneers give your teeth a more even shape. In many cases, they can be shaped to cover small gaps between your teeth. Veneers can also change the overall shape of your teeth making them look straight.

Resistant to Stains

Many people worry about the color of their veneers changing over time resulting in permanently stained teeth. The truth is, veneers are much more resistant to staining than regular teeth. This is because porcelain is very smooth and hard, making it difficult for food to stick in small pores on the surface of your teeth. That means that your smile will look new for much longer than your regular teeth. Plus, you can clean them using the same brushing methods for your teeth which can remove stains.

Having dental veneers placed is a common practice that only takes two visits in most cases. The procedure is relatively quick and easy to do as long as you are working with a skilled dentist. If you need veneers or assistance with another dental solution, contact Imperial Dental Associates at 203-227-2520. We have the skills and expertise to help you improve your smile.