As we get older, the changes in our body and appearance can be disheartening. While we may have gained confidence in many areas, such as our career and personal relationships, our confidence in how we look may have changed.
Self-confidence in our looks and happiness with our appearance is a key factor in many people’s satisfaction with themselves. It’s one reason why many people go through plastic surgery. Remembering your youth and how you used to look and how your face has changed can be detrimental to your confidence.
You may have lived with a dental problem all of your life without even realizing how it was affecting your appearance and self-confidence. When you visit a dentist, who is specialized in cosmetic dentistry, you can discover if you can finally smile brighter and happier because of dental improvements.
Boosting your self-confidence is more than just being able to have a nice full smile or for vanity reasons, but being more self-confident can go far in improving your quality of life. From the way that you interact with others to the way that you approach your career, the way that you treat your clients, or the happiness you find in everyday interactions, being self-confident makes a difference.
This is why anti-aging dentistry can be so helpful. Being able to improve your looks and look more youthful at an affordable cost and without changing who you are is an attractive possibility; but, it isn’t only a possibility, it is a reality that can happen for you with the help of an expert specialist in anti-aging dentistry.
If you are looking for dentist in Melbourne who can help you with Porcelain Veneers, you need not look further. Dr. Zenaidy Castro is here for all of your cosmetic needs to help you regain your confidence and your youthful smile. She committed to helping all her patients get that perfect smile and anti-aging dentistry is a big part of this. Just imagine being able to feel confident in your smile once again without worrying about how your wrinkles or jawline looks when you smile.
Porcelain veneers are cosmetic dentistry treatments that can truly change the appearance of your smile. These thin, tooth-coloured shells are placed on the front surface of your teeth to enhance your smile and correct minor dental flaws.
Dental veneers are very thin shells, typically made of porcelain or resin, that are bonded to the front of your teeth to enhance the beauty of your smile. Our dentist may recommend dental veneers to correct several types of smile imperfections. Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for enhancing your smile because the colour and translucence of porcelain is a great match for the natural appearance of tooth enamel. Porcelain is stain resistant as well, so your smile will stay bright for years to come. Resin veneers can also be matched to your natural tooth colour. With dental veneers, you can achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile that you will love to show off.
Our dentist may recommend dental veneers if you would like to improve the appearance of your smile. Custom-made veneers can be used for just one tooth or for your entire smile. We may suggest veneers to:
We invite you to call or visit our office today to learn more about custom dental veneers and how we can enhance your smile. We look forward to hearing from you!
Porcelain veneers offer several advantages to your smile and self-esteem. Some of the benefits of porcelain veneers include:
The veneers process involves a series of steps and typically takes about few weeks from start to finish. The first step is to meet personally with Dr. Castro in a free consultation to discuss your smile and all of your treatment options.
If Dr. Castro determines that you are a good candidate for the procedure and you elect to move forward, he will take an impression of your teeth which will be used by our cosmetic lab to create a “wax-up,” or temporary veneers. The temporary veneers will be important to ensure you are completely satisfied with the look and shape of your new smile before the final porcelain veneers are crafted.
Your next appointment with Dr. Castro will be used to prepare your teeth for the final veneers. Also during this visit, your temporary veneers will be placed. The enamel of your teeth will be prepared so that your veneers have an ideal surface to adhere to. When you leave this appointment, you will be wearing a beautiful set of temporaries to make sure that your new smile meets your expectations. You will wear these temporaries while you wait for the porcelain veneers to be created.
Once your porcelain veneers are fabricated, you will return to Dr. Castro’s office for a final visit, in which your temporaries will be removed and your gleaming, lifelike new porcelain veneers will be bonded to your teeth. You will walk out of our office with your straight, bright, rejuvenated smile.
Similar to your natural teeth, the length of time you can expect your veneers to last depends greatly on how well or not you care for them. With proper care, your veneers can last for decades. Fortunately, porcelain veneers are incredibly easy to care for. In many cases, you don’t need to change your daily oral hygiene routine at all, although there may be some modifications that will need to be made.
Properly caring for your veneers is just like caring for your natural teeth. Flossing twice a day and brushing after every meal will help prevent decay from forming and keep your veneers looking dazzling for years to come.
For the sake of your veneers and general oral health, we also recommend meeting with Dr. Castro for your biannual exams so he can identify minor issues before they develop into major complications. During these routine visits, Dr. Castro will carefully examine all aspects of your veneers and oral condition to ensure your mouth is healthy, strong and beautiful.
Depending on your personal preferences and unique circumstances, Dr. Castro can help you determine if porcelain veneers are right for your teeth. If a cosmetic dental problem is making you unhappy with your smile, you are likely a candidate for veneers. If your issues are more than cosmetic, other options may be discussed to ensure you are receiving the best treatment for your needs.
Generally, good candidates for porcelain veneers:
It is important to understand that even if you think that veneers may not be right for you because of a current oral health condition such as gum disease, Dr. Castro may still be able to place veneers after treating your other issues. The best way to know if veneers are right for you is to meet personally with Dr. Castro. She will assess your candidacy for the procedure and explain all of your options.
Porcelain veneers are placed over the front of your teeth to address myriad cosmetic imperfections and vastly improve the appearance of your smile. To ensure your porcelain veneers fit perfectly into your smile, a small amount of your natural tooth enamel will need to be removed prior to their placement. This has led some people to question if veneers are actually bad for teeth.
The truth is, porcelain veneers do not shorten the life of your teeth. In fact, due to the durability of porcelain, veneers may do the exact opposite. Much of this depends on the care you take both of your teeth and your veneers. This will be discussed with you in greater detail during your porcelain veneers consultation.
The best way to extend the life of your teeth is through proper daily care and biannual visits to our office for professional cleanings and examinations. Brushing after every meal and snack, flossing at least once a day, and avoiding sugary foods and beverages can help protect your teeth and gums from disease and decay with or without porcelain veneers.
To learn more about caring for your teeth following the placement of porcelain veneers, please contact us to schedule a consultation
Porcelain veneers: Applying porcelain veneers is a very common procedure in anti-aging dentistry, as it can do several things to help improve teeth and provide patients with a more youthful experience. These are some of the ways porcelain veneers can help:
If after reading this, you realize how you would like to regain your youthful smile and that anti-aging dentistry may be the answer, get in touch with us and discover the new life that’s waiting for you.