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Are Porcelain Veneers Right For You? What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Are Porcelain Veneers Right For You
Ever seen those celebrities with a gorgeous smile, and you exclaimed to yourself, "Oh, nice teeth! I wish I had them pearls too". Haven't you? I can be quite certain you have at one point, wished to have those beautiful white set of teeth. 
What if I told you that some of those beautiful teeth are the products of the handworks of the teeth magicians, the dentists? Popular celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jennifer Garner, Donald Trump, and Megan Fox have had their smiles magically transformed by the use of porcelain veneers.

Dentists apply what we hereby refer to as dental veneers, porcelain veneers, or dental porcelain laminates, which are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.
The transformation experienced after dental veneers are applied is always indeed magical, and thanks once again to the teeth magicians.

With proper care and oral hygiene, you can have glistening teeth and fresh breath. However, not everybody is able to achieve this even with the best care ever. Hence, there is a need for the intervention of dentists in these cases when all you do just doesn't give you the desired results.

Who wouldn't do anything it takes to have a radiant smile like those celebrities? For many people, only a few reasons stand between them and getting a magical intervention from a doctor. A good example of such standard dental interventions includes scaling and polishing which involves the removal of plaque and calculus(white or yellowish hard deposits that accumulates on your teeth but not removable by regular dental care).
When scaling and polishing, good oral hygiene cannot help make the teeth any whiter and make your smile more radiant, something more needs to be done. And this is where the use of dental veneers or porcelain veneers come into place.

Why Do You Need Porcelain Veneers?

Some dental conditions could warrant the need for dental/porcelain veneers and you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers if you are positive for one or more of the following.
Very often, we get stuck in the "where should I start from" ground when it comes to any dental procedure. And to make it easier for you, we decided to collaborate with Dr. Michael Nussbaum DDS, who is one of the best cosmetic and family dentists in Austin TX. Such that, if you are still caught in the web of indecisiveness of where to start from or what to do first, the following list will guide you if you will need porcelain veneers as your next intervention;
  1. Permanent teeth discoloration from root canal treatment, stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride, large resin fillings, etc
  2. Chipped, cracked, broken, or crooked teeth
  3. Teeth are worn out
  4. Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
  5. Teeth with gaps between them
  6. The feeling of self-consciousness about your teeth
If you have at least one of the above criteria, you may need a cosmetic smile re-designing by means of porcelain veneers. Congratulations! You are a perfect candidate for porcelain veneers and in the hands of our trusted dentists, you could get your radiant celebrity smile too.

However, one more important thing you must know about the use of porcelain veneers is that they are not right for everybody. A few conditions discouraged their use and we are going to see these conditions shortly.

Are You A Good Candidate For Porcelain Veneers?

According to Dr. Michael Nuubaum DDS, who has crafted a significant number of radiant beautiful smiled using porcelain veneers in Austin, TX, there are some other criteria you need to keep in mind before moving in to get porcelain veneers done on your teeth. These criteria may put you off as not eligible for the procedure. Here are a few signs that you may not be the right candidate for dental veneers;
  1. If you clench or grind your teeth as a habit
  2. You have overcrowding of teeth
  3. You have poor oral hygiene
  4. You have decay or gum disease
  5. You have conditions such as crossbite and underbite (teeth mal-aligned in Jaw)

In any case above, we recommend that you first consult your dentist to take care of those underlying tooth conditions, after which you can proceed to get porcelain veneers done.

Factors That Influences People's Decision To Get Porcelain Veneers

Financial reasons

The procedure may be expensive and unaffordable to the patient. This could discourage you from opting in for the procedure. Another fact is that veneers that are cheap do not look great or do not last long.

Celebrity status

If you are a popular figure, it becomes more pertinent that you work on your self-image even more. But if you are not, it only becomes a matter of how committed you are to having them and what motivates you to do them. 


For those with crooked teeth or worn down teeth or discolored teeth, it becomes a necessity to get porcelain veneers done.


What I didn't get to mention is that there are basically two types of porcelain veneers: the prep and non-prep-veneers. The prep-veneers are usually permanent and younger patients below eighteen years old should be reminded that the procedure is permanent. Apart from this, age does not technically matter much when it comes to getting veneers.

Where Can You Get It Done?

If you are in Austin TX or close by, we highly recommend Dr. Michael Nuubaum DDS. In other locations, visit the dental clinic to see a dentist.

Quick Summary of The Procedure For Porcelain Veneers

Now that you have decided to get dental veneers, it's time I tell you what goes on during the procedure of getting porcelain veneers.

  • Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic procedure that can give you a glowing and radiant smile. Although the process needs about a week to complete, the result is always worth it if you're committed.
  • A good cosmetic dentist will ensure you the best treatment and make the procedure seamless and painless for you without compromising your comfort.
  • Your tooth is thinly shaved to make room for the porcelain veneers to fit snugly, giving you the desired look.
  • Then, your dentist takes a mold impression of your mouth to make the porcelain veneers. In the meantime, you will be given a temporary set of veneers until the permanent ones are ready. This usually takes a week to prepare.
  • After a week, the dentist will call you to place and fit the porcelain veneers with a bonding cement on your teeth and clean them after making any adjustments.
  • It usually requires three visits, one for consultation with the dentist on your desire to get porcelain veneers. The other two are for the procedure itself.
And after the procedure is completed, you should step out and confidently radiate your beautiful smile to the world. There's no holding you back anymore. 
If you still have any more concerns or you need clarifications on the contacts of our recommended dentists, drop a comment below. Thank you.


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