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Can Porcelain Veneers Replace Orthodontics?


Porcelain veneers can make instant smile fixes.

Though instant gratification is not always the recipe for happiness, in the case of "instant orthodontics" via porcelain veneers, spontaneity and total satisfaction seem to go hand-in-hand. Dental bonding or porcelain veneers, the welcomed substitute in some cases for drawn out orthodontic procedures, is on a fast track to "closing the gaps" that only braces could do before. The most beautiful part of it all is that the whole process takes only a few visits over a 2-3 week time period.

Porcelain veneers are offering an exciting new option for those seeking instantaneous gratification: the "orthodontic fix" for misaligned teeth without the actual orthodontic braces procedure or its slow process. In dental cosmetics, this procedure is simply "red hot." There has never been a time that dental patients have been given more options than what they are being offered today. That factor, combined with lifestyles where there is everything except a whole lot of time, ensures that more and more patients will continue to turn to the porcelain veneers option.

Though the process of dental bonding is an old favorite, the problem with older bonding techniques was the lack of luster to the teeth. Now with porcelain veneers, which are wafer-thin shells of porcelain less than one millimeter thick, the surface is extremely strong and provides for much greater diversity and dynamism than previous dental bonding. Now there is a whole new luster offered by porcelain veneers because ceramic is translucent, allowing for a very natural look and vitality to be displayed when light shines on the veneers. And best of all, there is the instantaneous satisfaction factor, which allows everyone seeking this option to experience immediate results.

Patients are now offered a range of exciting options that simply didn't exist before. We can now recreate smiles by changing the teeth's color or shape, by increasing or decreasing the spacing between teeth, and even lengthening or shortening the size of a tooth. Exhilarating changes are taking places at record pace in the cosmetic dental field, and the results can be seen on the faces and smiles of the many patients who choose to rejuvenate their smiles.

The first step to be taken in the porcelain veneers recreation process is to get a diagnostic wax. Next, an impression is taken and a prototype for the veneers is made. When the temporary veneers are attached, the patient can see in-process if the new look is the one that was being sought or not. If not, the process can be continued until the perfect fit, color and shape of teeth are found.

Though not all orthodontic procedures can be addressed by porcelain veneers, it is a viable choice for more and more cosmetic dental patients who realize that dreams still can become reality, and sometimes it can happen very fast. The recreation and rejuvenation of your smile can be just a couple of weeks away. Perhaps the perfect recipe for happiness has been found -- instantaneous gratification with a perfect smile to match. What a great combination!

If you need a dentist for veneers, call us at 1-866-970-0441. We'll put you in touch with a great dentist today!

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