Your habit of drinking caffeinated drinks during your time in school could cost you a bright, beautiful smile. Energy drinks, tea, and coffee are typical beverages that students often consume. However, all of these drinks can contribute directly to the discoloration of your teeth.
If you are wanting to get a bright smile before graduation, porcelain veneers are a great option. With this cosmetic dental treatment, you can achieve an aesthetically pleasing set of teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored durable shells designed to cover the front surface of the tooth to improve its appearance. These wafer-thin shells can be permanently bonded to your tooth to eliminate all dental imperfections such as discoloration.
Veneers fix not only discoloration but also other cosmetic dental issues. It can be used to quickly transform crooked, misshapen, or broken teeth.
Porcelain veneers are durable and last very long with proper care. They are stain resistant and won’t get discolored like natural teeth. Since each veneer is individually placed on each tooth, they can easily be replaced without affecting the surrounding teeth.
To get a smile makeover treatment with porcelain veneers, patients generally go through the following procedure at a cosmetic dental clinic:
1. Your dentist will examine the current state of your teeth.
2. Following the examination, your dentist will prep your natural teeth for the procedure by trimming off a bit of tooth enamel. Then, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth to send to a lab to make the veneers.
3. After receiving the veneers from the lab, your dentist will check the fit and color. If all looks good, your dentist will prepare your teeth for the adhesion of the veneer. A bonding agent is used to attach the veneer permanently.
4. Your dentist may schedule a follow-up appointment after the procedure to make sure the veneers are correctly attached.