Gaining a beautiful natural-looking smile

Porcelain Veneers are an Effective Way to Help Reinvigorate Your Smile

A lot of articles start off with a line about getting that celebrity smile. Or it’ll be about how to get that celebrity smile at home. Realistically, celebrities get treatments that are commercially available dental treatments like everyone else. So, while the image of a certain celebrity may be a good reference point, wouldn’t you want your own smile?

If your smile is a little crooked, stained or you feel it is in need of a makeover there are plenty of cosmetic dental treatments to help you. And yes, these are the same cosmetic dental treatments that celebrities use. Why do celebrities use them? Because they work. Cosmetic dental treatments are an effective way to treat oral problems and give you a great looking smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry at Tewantin Dental Centre

Despite its name, cosmetic dentistry is about more than just making your smile look good. Cosmetic dentistry is also about restoring the health of your mouth. Take porcelain veneers as an example. Veneers are a thin porcelain shell that is bonded to your tooth to help a number of issues:

  • Preserves the natural tooth structure
  • Bonding the thin porcelain shell to the tooth increases the tooth’s strength
  • Conceals cracks, stains, chips and discolouration

Cosmetically, porcelain veneers are also good because:

  • They can be colour-matched to your teeth
  • They are natural and so blend in with your smile

Porcelain Veneers at Tewantin Dental Centre

Your oral health is important for the rest of your body. Poor oral health, problems such as gum disease and tooth decay can lead to serious problems throughout the body. In the last ten years, there has been an increase in the amount of research that links general health problems with oral health problems. Bacteria and inflammation caused by problems such as gum disease and tooth decay can travel through the rest of your body affecting major organs in the body. There are strong links between poor oral health and:

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Heart attacks

What has this got to do with Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers preserve the natural structure of your tooth. This is good for the health of your gums—strong gums and teeth are good for jawbone density. Additionally, the thin porcelain shell that covers your tooth adds strength to the tooth—if the tooth is chipped or cracked the porcelain veneers will reinvigorate the strength of your tooth. Porcelain veneers will even help with the sensitivity of your teeth!

Another added benefit of porcelain veneers is that they can last for a long time. Just like your natural teeth, you can brush and floss around your porcelain veneers. And just like your natural teeth, you don’t need to scrub your teeth hard, gently brushing your teeth with a soft toothbrush is ideal.

For more information on our porcelain veneer treatments, or to book an appointment at our conveniently located dental centre in Noosa, please do not hesitate to contact us.