The way people define beauty and look change over time. From hairstyles to clothes, anyone would want to jump on the bandwagon. The modern day trend? A picture-perfect smile to show off on any social media platforms.
Thankfully, the availability of various cosmetic dentistry options makes it possible for everyone to achieve their dream smiles. Aside from teeth whitening treatments, there is another in-demand solution for people who have been looking for ways to correct their teeth imperfections – dental veneers!
Veneers are thin shell-like prosthesis made of either composite or porcelain materials that are medical-grade. Each shell is custom-made for patients to make sure a perfectly fitting prosthesis placed on the front surface of the teeth. At Stamford Dental Spa, we offer our patients veneers that are made from porcelain materials due to its natural look, durability, stain resistance, and more.
A Brief History of Veneers
Believe it or not, dental veneers originated in Hollywood. It was in the late 1920s when a Californian dentist named Dr. Charles Pincus created a device that can be worn by actors to enhance the look of their smiles during takes. Unfortunately, Dr. Pincus did not have the technology to apply the prosthesis permanently on the teeth.
As years went by, Dr. Michael Buonocore introduced adhesive dentistry. Dr. Buonocore discovered that by etching the teeth slightly with a mild acidic solution, bonding becomes stronger. The discovery made it possible for sealants and other restorations to bond strongly on the teeth. It was in 1982 when J.R. Calamia and R.J. Simonsen improved the technique created by Dr. Buonocore. With it, not only celebrities can avail of dental veneers but regular people as well.
Modern-day veneers are now more lifelike than ever! Porcelain veneers have the translucency similar to the enamel (tooth surface). With the use of technology and new techniques, dental veneers have since then been significantly improved.
Facts about Porcelain Veneers
- Compared to ceramic, porcelain made veneers closely mimic the natural look of the teeth.
- The application of the prosthesis requires the slight shaving of the enamel. About 0.5mm of the surface is removed.
- It requires at least two dental visits to complete the procedure. After taking impressions, the custom creation of the veneers would take about a week. Afterward, the patient needs to return to the dental office for the bonding of the permanent veneer.
- Porcelain veneers provide natural-looking and durable teeth restorations.
Give your smile a boost! Book an appointment with Stamford Dental Spa and check out our Porcelain Veneers in Stamford, CT. We are located at 124 Broad St, Stamford, CT 06901.