If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry to get a smile makeover, there are many potential procedures that might be able to get you the results you’re looking for.

But with all the potential options, porcelain veneers are the cosmetic dental procedure that people in Rochester are most eager to get. Here’s why porcelain veneers shine–often quite literally–above the rest.

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Smile Again Quickly

Some cosmetic dentistry procedures can take months or even years to complete. Who wants to wait that long? Depending on the results you’re looking for, you might not have a choice. But when they do have a choice, people often choose porcelain veneers because they’re fast.

How fast? For most people, porcelain veneers require just two visits to complete after your initial consultation. Within a month–or less–you’ll have your brand new smile. Yeah, it’s that fast!

Porcelain veneers can sometimes achieve the same results as orthodontics. But instead of waiting months for results, you can get your new, straight smile in a matter of weeks. No wonder people sometimes call porcelain veneers “instant orthodontics”!

Complete Control Over Your Smile

Many cosmetic dentistry procedures provide you with limited ability to make changes to your smile.

With orthodontics, you can straighten your teeth, but they stay the same shape and color. With teeth whitening, you can brighten your teeth, but how white they can get is limited by your natural tooth enamel. Combining the two procedures can give you straighter, whiter teeth, but you might be unhappy with the shape of your teeth and your smile might not be as white as you like.

This is what makes porcelain veneers so popular: they give you complete control over your smile. Yes, you can straighten your teeth. Yes, you can whiten your teeth. Plus, you can reshape your teeth and get them as white as you want.

Do you want longer teeth? You can get that. Do you want your teeth to be rounded or more square? You can choose. Do you wish your canines were sharper and more prominent, or more similar to your other teeth? You can do either with veneers.

While there are some limits, porcelain veneers let you get the smile you truly want, not limited by the teeth that nature gave you. 

Nobody Needs to Know

There’s nothing wrong with getting cosmetic dentistry, but you don’t always want everyone to know. The ability to keep this decision secret helps make porcelain veneers so popular.

With porcelain veneers, there is no treatment period where you’ll be exposed for getting cosmetic dentistry. You get to choose whether you want to tell people about the procedure.

You’ll come into our office for one visit, and you’ll leave wearing attractive, natural-looking temporary veneers. Then you’ll come in for your second visit and get the final veneers, which are very natural in appearance and are practically indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

The only caveat here is that if you get really dramatic changes to your smile, people are going to notice. But, then again, if you’re getting that kind of change to your smile, you’re probably hoping people will notice.

Long-Lasting Results

Many people complain about the short-term results from teeth whitening. It can be a nuisance to be constantly maintaining your whitening results with regular whitening visits to keep your teeth from getting discolored.

And speaking of discolored, that can often happen with restorations made out of dental bonding, which may start white but can get discolored from food and drink–and won’t respond to teeth whitening. Dental bonding can also wear or break relatively quickly, so you won’t enjoy the same longevity of results.

But with porcelain veneers, you can enjoy long-lasting results. Typically, veneers last a decade or more, resisting stains and chips and continuing to look as beautiful as ever.

Easy Maintenance

Porcelain veneers are also popular because they’re so easy to maintain. You just treat them the way you should be treating your natural teeth. You don’t have to give up any foods, but you should stop chewing on nonfoods, including ice.

Brush and floss your teeth normally. Just make sure you’re using a low-abrasive toothpaste (we can give you advice on choosing good ones).

The only real change to your routine might be wearing a nightguard to keep you from damaging veneers from clenching and grinding at night (sleep bruxism). This is essential for people with sleep bruxism, and recommended for everyone. 

You Probably Know People with Veneers in Rochester, MI

Porcelain veneers are so popular that you probably already know people in Rochester who have them. However, you might not know that you know them. That’s in part because veneers look so natural that you can’t tell who has them. It’s likely that the beautiful “natural” smiles you’re jealous of are actually made with porcelain veneers.

If you are tired of being unhappy with your smile, now’s the time to see for yourself why so many people choose porcelain veneers. A consultation with one of the cosmetic dentists is the first of three easy steps to achieve beautiful results with porcelain veneers.

Please call (248) 656-2020 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Rochester Advanced Dentistry.