On the surface, it appears that celebrities have it all — they never seem to age, they wear top-designer clothes, and their teeth form perfect rows of pearly whites that dazzle when they smile. As dental experts, we can assure you there’s plenty of behind-the-scenes work that goes into those stunning smiles. Work that’s available to you, too.
One of the celebrity workhorses is dental veneers, which we offer here at Peninsula Dental Excellence. Our team, which includes Dr. Jessie Yu and Dr. Jeff Yoshihara, has extensive experience helping our clients improve their smiles with cosmetic makeovers.
Over the years, we’ve seen time and again how dental veneers can transform a smile into one that’s ready for any red carpet. It’s little wonder that analysts predict that the global dental veneer market is going to increase from 1.55 billion now to 2.3 billion by 2028.
Checking many smile boxes
The main reason why dental veneers are so popular is because they cover a lot of bases. Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that we place over the fronts of your teeth — typically those in your smile zone. In other words, we cover those teeth that are visible when you smile and not the ones in the back.
These shells can not only cover up discolored and stained teeth to make them appear perfectly white and bright, but they can also hide other issues, such as:
- Chips and cracks
- A misshapen tooth
- Gaps in your teeth
- Signs of wear (from tooth grinding, etc.)
These handy devices can also make your teeth appear longer if you feel that your teeth look too small.
Dental veneers are easy to care for
Once we bond your dental veneers into place, there’s nothing all that special you need to do to take care of them. The porcelain materials we use are tough and resist stains, but you should still take good care of your veneers (and the rest of your teeth) with a good daily regimen that includes:
- Brushing at least twice a day
- Flossing once a day
- Rinsing after meals
You should also still come to see us regularly (every six months) for your professional teeth cleanings.
Dental veneers deliver smiles for miles
When you invest in a cosmetic procedure like dental veneers, you want to enjoy your results for a while. If you take good care of your dental veneers, there’s no reason why they can’t last for 10 years, 20 years, or more. One study found that the survival rates of dental veneers after 10 years was 96%, which only dropped to 91% after 20 years.
Even if a veneer is damaged, we can quickly replace the porcelain shell to keep you smiling like a celebrity.
If you want to explore how dental veneers can take your smile to the celebrity level, we invite you to contact our Mountain View, CA, office to schedule a consultation.