As elective cosmetic surgery continues to boom in popularity across North America and around the world, elective cosmetic dental procedures are becoming more common as well. Many men and women want to improve the aesthetics of their smile by making it bigger, brighter, and whiter. One of the easiest ways to improve the appearance of your teeth is to have veneers installed over the enamel of your current teeth. Veneers are thin layers of composite or porcelain that are designed to make the tooth look better or protect a damaged tooth. The different types of veneers are either directly or indirectly fabricated and can be installed by a dental technician.
The most common indication for veneer use is request by the patient to make their teeth look bigger or whiter. This type of procedure has obviously been very popular among actors and actresses in Hollywood for decades. Recently, the availability of veneers to the general public has come down in price and made it more accessible. Cosmetic dentists specialize in creating and installing veneers for their patients. Some patients require only one or two veneers for teeth that have been damaged or discolored, but many patients want to cover up all of the teeth on the top and bottom that are visible when they smile.
Durathin veneers are made out of porcelain and are currently very popular with cosmetic dentists and patients because there is no need to remove any part of the natural tooth structure for installation. Most veneers require part of the natural enamel to be removed with a drill in order to create a surface that the veneer can adhere to. Durathin veneers are especially popular because they are reversible and the lack of enamel removal ensures you can go back to your old teeth any time you want to. There is no drilling or numbing medicine needed to install these veneers and it is customized to each individual patient.
Essentially, Durathin veneers last as long as you want them to. They can be removed at any time without damage to your underlying teeth. Contact Dr. Grabiak today to find out if this type of porcelain veneer is right for your cosmetic dentistry needs.