The smile is what we first extend to others when we meet them. Whether you are greeting a stranger, your boss, or your spouse, you want to know you are putting your best face forward. While anti-aging treatments are all the rage right now, and for good reason, one cannot pay attention only to the skin on the face. The smile has a great deal of power to make us memorable. If your smile isn’t all it can be, you may feel as though you need a bit of help in choosing the best treatment to liven it up. We encourage many of our patients to investigate the various benefits of porcelain veneers designed in our Chicago office.
It may seem as though all veneers are alike. That is not the case. One of the keys to beauty is authenticity. Some types of veneers may seem wonderfully affordable. These same inexpensive veneers may give you a “chicklet” smile. You don’t want to look like everyone else, but you also don’t want your smile to stand out for all the wrong reasons!
Porcelain is a beautiful material that is so similar to enamel that no one can tell the difference. With ultra-thin sheaths placed over the teeth, it is virtually impossible to tell a natural tooth from veneered tooth. This is primarily because porcelain is translucent, like enamel. The quickest way to ruin the natural beauty of the smile is to cover teeth with some type of opaque material. We expect to see through the tips of teeth!
In addition to being translucent, porcelain is also multifaceted in color, just like our teeth. When light hits porcelain, it will sparkle and shine. Isn’t that how we want our smile to look?
Most dentists today offer some type of veneer treatment. The use of porcelain is just one clue of several that will give you an idea of the result. In addition to offering the service, it is important that your dentist first listen to your expectations and then answer any questions you have. It is also important to hear your dentist discuss the goal of your treatment process as the achievement of natural looking results. Obviously, a dentist who has performed more treatments will have a greater amount of knowledge and artistry to complete your transformation.
Give your smile the boost it needs with the help of a skilled, experienced dentist.