adult woman holding her face and smiling with teeth As you binge-watch your favorite show on Netflix or Hulu, do you ever wonder about your favorite actor or actress, “How are their teeth so straight? How is that smile so white? Have their teeth always looked so perfect? Why can’t my smile be that stunning?”

Your teeth can be as strikingly beautiful as any celebrity you admire (or secretly envy). All you need is a skilled Anchorage cosmetic dentist who can transform your smile with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers, sometimes referred to as dental veneers, have been transforming the smiles of Anchorage residents for many years. Porcelain veneers can change how you see yourself and how others see you in just two visits to our cosmetic dentistry office in Anchorage.

Many people find slight imperfections in their smile they’d like to correct, while others are so critical of their smile that they barely even show it (the old hand covering the mouth while we laugh trick). No matter where you land on the continuum of not liking your smile, with so many options to improve your mouth aesthetics, there’s no reason to put off a stellar smile any longer. Your smile and the appearance of your teeth are traits that can be made more beautiful in a very short amount of time. A smile makeover with porcelain veneers on discolored, misshapen, broken, chipped, or crowded teeth will change your life.

Who Could Benefit from Porcelain Veneers?

Here are some of the most common smile problems that porcelain veneers address:

  • Discolored teeth (from Tetracycline staining or staining from prior root canals)
  • Worn-down teeth
  • Teeth damaged from excessive fluoride
  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Teeth with large gaps between them
  • Crowded teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Teeth damaged from old fillings

Very few people are not good candidates for porcelain veneers. Your Anchorage dentist will explain that even if dental veneers do not correct your problem, numerous other dental procedures may.

After a thorough evaluation by our expert team, the dental solutions best suited to transform your smile will be discussed, and step-by-step plans of action will be custom-designed for your specific dental needs.

What Are Porcelain Veneers, and How Are They Applied?

Porcelain (or dental) veneers are simply wafer-thin sheaths placed atop your natural teeth. After the dental team determines that you’re a great candidate for veneers, following a scan of your smile and a thorough examination of your mouth, the team will remove a very small amount of enamel from the teeth to be treated. Also, during your first appointment, we will put temporary veneers in place while your permanent ones are made in a laboratory.

During your second visit, the permanent porcelain veneers will be bonded to the teeth receiving them. The dental team will work carefully and diligently to make amazing final touches to the veneers to ensure the smile you’ve always dreamed of has become a reality.

Some patients require what is referred to as “gum recontouring” during the veneers process; recontouring of the gums only enhances your smile even more. Should this be necessary to perfect your porcelain veneers transformation, the dental team will discuss this procedure in great detail.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers in Anchorage

Who doesn’t want to feel more beautiful and have more confidence? The benefits of porcelain veneers are numerous; in addition to feeling beautiful and more confident, there are other benefits to porcelain veneers:

  • If properly cared for with regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings and
  • exams, dental veneers may last as long as 10-20 years.
  • We can create porcelain veneers in only two visits to Dr. Richard Crosby’s
  • Anchorage cosmetic dentistry office.
  • Gaps, cracks, and discolored teeth (when not treated) allow bacteria to grow
  • in hard-to-reach areas. Mouth bacteria can lead to serious dental and gum
  • disease, resulting in extensive, costly dental work.
  • Dental veneers provide a natural tooth appearance.
  • Gums tolerate veneer application well.
  • Veneers are stain-resistant (good news for coffee and tea lovers!).
  • You can choose how white you want your veneers to be.
  • Porcelain veneers are stronger than crowns.

If you’re interested in learning more about dental veneers in Anchorage, or if you live in a surrounding area and want to learn more about how cosmetic dentistry may benefit you, please reach out to Dr. Richard Crosby General & Cosmetic Dentistry today by filling out our simple online form for an appointment request or by calling (907) 277-1098.