Your smile is an important part of your facial expressions, and if you have bad teeth, you may be trying to hide your smile away. There is a solution for discolored or poorly shaped teeth - porcelain veneers.
As cosmetic dentist Dr. Jack Ringer describes on The Doctors, "Porcelain veneers are a thin shell of porcelain, very thin, that are made to the color, shape, and specifications, based on a design that we do for the patient." After the design is ready, the porcelain shell is bonded to the tooth permanently.
The material used for porcelain veneers is highly resistant to staining from smoking, coffee, or tea. Typically, the veneers require three dentist visits. First, the smile design is laid out, and at the second visit, the teeth are prepared for the veneers and are usually buffed down to make room for the shell. This step may involve a local anesthetic for comfort. Finally, the porcelain shells are bonded to the teeth using a dental cement. The bond is very strong, and veneers rarely need replacement.
So if you're tired of hiding your smile, check in with your cosmetic dentist to see if porcelain veneers are the right solution for you and regain your confident grin.