Seeing a dentist about the improvement of your teeth is no doubt an important step for your dental health, but cosmetic improvement is also very important for many people, especially those that feel anxiety about the appearance of their teeth. Dental veneers are a particularly effective method of improving confidence and helping people feel good about their image. Self-worth is often linked to physical appearance after all, and a staggering number of people feel insecure and self-conscious, even ashamed of their appearance when it comes to their teeth and their smile.
Dental veneers are cosmetic improvements to already present teeth. These ceramic fixtures fit over those visibly damaged teeth or those that are decayed. They look and feel completely natural, as if they were your natural teeth. A small amount of enamel is generally removed to prepare for the fitting and installation of the new ceramic attachments. This medical grade ceramic is high quality and attached to the front facing surface of regular teeth for an improved smile. They are custom designed by a qualified dentist and fitted to each patient for their particular need.
Any dentist can tell you that porcelain veneers are a great way to improve the quality and appearance of teeth as well as mental and emotional health and welfare. The high grade veneers are very lifelike and mimic the actual consistency and qualities of real teeth, such as their reflectivity to light, a feature consistent with natural dental enamel. They are also sometimes referred to as porcelain laminates in the dental community. They resist stains quite well also. Chipped, worn, gapped, discolored, uneven and irregular teeth can be repaired using this method.
Dentists use the dental veneers for a vast array of other functions as well including orthodontic adjustments for the good health of your mouth. They have gained popularity among patients the last couple of decades but they also have a long history widely unknown. Nearly a century ago, a Hollywood dentist developed them for use in the film industry to improve the smiles of stars and starlets on the big silver screen. Dr. Charles Pincus developed them for use as temporary false fronts. Dentists in the 1960s began to experiment with stronger bonding and in the 1980s, permanent porcelain veneers began to make their way into mainstream dental care for the general public.