A young woman came to my practice inquiring about using a whitening system to remove the tetracycline stains across the tops of her front teeth. Even though some people can experience a slight improvement through a whitening approach, a better option to treating tetracycline stains is to use Porcelain Veneers. By the use of porcelain veneers, we were able to restore her very beautiful smile.

In this article I will share my experience with several of my patients in using Porcelain Veneers to remove stains as well as correct various other defects, to get the perfect smile everyone describes.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are fine shells of ceramic material that are bonded to the front of a tooth. They are used to mask discolorations, brighten teeth, and to improve the smile. They are a greatorative choice for improving the appearance of your teeth.

When is a porcelain veneer restoration recommended?

  • As an alternative to crowns, to change tooth color, size, or shape.
  • For treating severe teeth discolorations. For example, teeth stained by tetracycline, by injury, and for masking discolored fillings in front teeth.
  • Alternative for certain Orthodontics. For example, when the front teeth are slightly misaligned, crooked, or rotated.
  • For the repair of old crowns and bridgework under certain specific situations.
  • For the elimination of gaps between teeth.

Can porcelain veneers get stained due to extended use – especially with the use of tea, coffee, red wine, or tobacco products?

A major advantage of using porcelain veneers as opposed to cosmetic dental bonding materials is that the porcelain veneer's surface is made of porcelain. Since porcelain is a type of ceramic, it is nonporous with non-fading permanent color. Here, a porcelain veneer's surface is extremely stain resistant.

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The first and foremost step to a beautiful smile is taking care of your teeth and a thorough examination by your cosmetic dentist. The dentist will be able to determine your oral health and any existing oral issues can be addressed and corrected before cosmetic work begins. The term "oral health" is often misleading. People think "oral health" is a beautiful smile with perfectly shaped and aligned white teeth. But it is important to understand that there is much more to "oral health" than just a smile. It is a gateway to overall health.

It is the job of the dentist to ensure that your smile is healthy and only then he would enhance its appearance. You can get a smile makeover done that includes a beautiful smile, whitening and perfectly aligned teeth. Usually people with stained, yellow and discolored teeth go for whitening of the teeth to get a good and confident smile. You feel confident if your teeth are white and people are likely to treat you differently, even in subways ways. There are different ways to make an ordinary smile look stunning. Some of the ways for a beautiful smile are described below:

  1. Overlapped and crooked teeth can be straightened. Many people have extended teeth and with some cosmetic work by the dentist the teeth can be aligned.
  2. Broken, chipped, or worn teeth can be repaired. To repair such teeth dental bonding can be considered. Plastic and materials known as composite resins are used to fill the cavities.
  3. Gaps between teeth can be reduced with the help of braces.
  4. Missing teeth can be replaced.
  5. Natural looking restoration can be an alternative for unattractive metal fillings.
  6. Stained, yellow or discolored teeth can be whitened.
  7. Gum line can be recontoured to reduce the appearance of a gummy smile.

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The present day fast paced life can take a toll on our health and lifestyle. To beat the stress many of us often resort to unhealthy habits and addictions like constant consumption of alcohol, take of colored sweetening agents, frequent consumption of caffeine rich drinks like coffee, aerated drinks, and tea, chain smoking, and many such unhealthy habits. As a result our teeth get stained, discolored and acquire an ugly layer of yellow plaque. A not so pleasant looking set of teeth is enough for most of the people to develop inferiority complex and lose their confidence. In order to get back their sparkling smile and lost confidence, many people frantically start experimenting with all the teeth whitening products they can lay their hands on. However, best way to resolve teeth and gum problems is to consult a reputed and well known Brisbane dentist. A skilled dentist will first examine your teeth and gums and will offer you the best possible solution to combat your problems.

Brisbane's Cosmetic Dentistry is well known all over the world. These treatments are very effective and have little or no side effects. These are proven and tested methods and are gaining more popularity with each passing day. These cosmetic treatments leave you with an improved set of teeth without causing any damage to your teeth and gums.

Brisbane Dentists are highly recognized and famous for their unique and advanced dental treatments. They provide the patients with most exclusive and tailor made cosmetic dentistry treatments and surgeries. Cosmetic Dentistry is especially useful for treating yellow and stained tea, uneven or irregular set of teeth, broken and chipped teeth.

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