The Rewarding Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Americans smile a lot. More, in fact, than any other nationality. While this allows those with perfect pearly whites to show them off at every opportunity, the important role that smiling plays in US cultural communication can be problematic for the one in three Americans who hate their teeth.

It's no wonder, then, that 42 percent of people state that their smile is the first thing they would change about themselves.

If you're among them, porcelain veneers are a quick and affordable way to make your smile whiter and brighter. But what are porcelain veneers and where can I find a place that does porcelain veneers near me?

Keep reading to find out all about the many benefits of this revolutionary smile makeover procedure, and how you can get it done right here at your cosmetic dentist in Seattle WA!

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Before we take a look at the benefits, what are porcelain teeth veneers anyway?

Veneers are custom porcelain overlays made for your teeth in the shape and color of your choice. Your dentist in Seattle WA will then remove a small section of enamel before applying a special resin to keep these veneers in place.

Some say that porcelain veneers are the best-kept secret in cosmetic dentistry. Even if you've never heard of veneers, you've likely seen them in the perfect smiles of your family and friends - you just didn't realize it!

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

The choice of cosmetic dentistry options available is almost endless. So, why get porcelain veneers? Let's take a look at some of the many benefits of getting veneers in Seattle:

Immediate & Long-Lasting Results

Other popular cosmetic dentistry options, such as braces and tooth whitening, come with a range of benefits. But one big drawback is how time-consuming it can be to get results.

As well as 24 months or so of wearing braces, you'll have to put up with constant follow-up consultations and the hassle of cleaning them. Not to mention, the awkward in-between phase of waiting for your braces to work their magic can feel never-ending. Teeth whitening is a much faster process in comparison. Although, if you opt for at-home whitening, this can take weeks or months and you'll have to repeat it every few years.

In contrast, porcelain veneers give you the results you want right from the start. Your cosmetic dentist in Seattle, WA can apply porcelain veneers in just two visits, correcting the color, shape, and alignment of your teeth in an instant. And, unlike whitening, the results can last for decades.

Instant Fix for Cosmetic Issues

There's no issue or imperfection that cosmetic dentistry in Seattle, WA can't fix - thanks to porcelain teeth veneers!

Whatever cosmetic problem you have, veneers can offer an immediate and long-lasting solution, creating a uniform smile that lasts for years. Some of the many issues that veneers can correct include:

  • Chips
  • Discoloration and stains
  • Gaps
  • Misalignment
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Worn teeth

Best of all, you can get porcelain teeth veneers to improve your whole smile or just for one or two teeth - the choice is yours!

Affordable Solution

If the many benefits aren't enough to persuade you, the fact that porcelain veneers cost a lot less than many other cosmetic dentistry options might!

There's no doubt that your implant dentist in Seattle WA can perform incredible and revolutionary smile makeovers for those with missing teeth. But a single implant can cost thousands of dollars. If you need to replace several teeth, the price can really add up.

As for braces, while the cost can depend on which type you go for and how long you'll need to wear them, a course of treatment can cost anything from $3,000 to more than $8,000.

In comparison, porcelain veneers cost an average of $500 or less per tooth, making this a far more cost-effective solution.

Stronger Teeth

Porcelain veneers might be a cosmetic procedure, but they make your teeth stronger as well as better looking!

Damage to the tooth's enamel can weaken the structure of the tooth, making it more susceptible to breakage. Veneers help stop this from happening by standing in for any missing enamel. As a result, veneers can strengthen your teeth by up to a whopping 95 percent.

Stain Resistant

Even if your teeth are perfectly straight, porcelain veneers can improve the color of your smile.

Teeth whitening is one of the best ways to make your smile brighter. But, the effects don't last. Natural teeth are prone to staining, meaning that habits like drinking coffee and smoking can soon take their toll on your pearly whites. If you want to maintain the whitening, you'll often have to go back for treatments every couple of years.

Unlike natural teeth, veneers don't yellow or become discolored over time. Since porcelain teeth veneers are stain-resistant, dark beverages and cigarettes don't have the same effect on them. Instead, porcelain veneers stay as white and flawless as the first day you got them.

Easy Maintenance

One of the most unexpected benefits of porcelain veneers is how easy they are to care for.

While you might think that they'd need special treatment or cleaning products, this isn't the case. Once they're in place, veneers look and feel just like natural teeth. As long as you brush and floss twice daily and go for regular dental check-ups, your veneers will continue looking great and the teeth behind them will stay healthy. But otherwise, you'll likely forget that you even have them, especially since they can last as long as 15 years with good care.

Confidence Boost

Saying goodbye to those crooked incisors, that glaring stain, or that unattractive chipped tooth won't just improve your smile. One of the key benefits of covering dental imperfections like these with porcelain veneers is how the transformation will boost your confidence. And, since there's no awkward in-between stage or need for follow-up consultations, you can look forward to years of perfect smiles from the first day your dentist in Seattle, WA fits them.

Your Guide to Porcelain Veneers

As this list of benefits shows, there are plenty of reasons to consider porcelain veneers for transforming your teeth and upgrading your smile.

From their affordable price point to the instant improvement they offer, it's easy to see why porcelain teeth veneers are a top choice for whiter, brighter teeth.

Want to know more about porcelain veneers? Feel free to get in touch with us or book a consultation so your cosmetic dentist in Seattle can explain everything in further detail!


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