Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.
- Connie Stevens
Clothes do not make the man or woman. Indeed, nothing, let alone an article of clothing, can completely compensate for the lack of personality, character, or taste. What the old adage fails to consider, however, is that while your attire may have little or no bearing on who you are as a person, it can enhance and accentuate your more exceptional features. On the flip side, dressing poorly is a surefire, if unfair, recipe for guaranteeing failure. Try wearing a ratty hoodie to an interview with a Wall Street hedge fund, and you will likely experience failure first hand. What the saying should say is:
Clothes do not make the man (or woman), but the right clothes certainly help.
What you wear is a projection of your own self-image, a form of self-expression, and ultimately a way of signaling to others about who you are and what you want. Now if something as trivial as an article of clothing can speak volumes about who you are, how much greater in importance is your smile? Whether to a job interview, a casting call, or a date with that special someone, a brilliant, winning smile is the most important thing that a person can wear!
How to get a Hollywood smile with porcelain veneers
There are several options available for savvy individuals looking to upgrade, improve, enhance, rehabilitate, or completely remake their smiles, ranging from simple teeth whitening procedures to full mouth reconstructive surgery. One of the best options for those in the market for a transformative new smile without the costs and recovery time of a full mouth reconstruction procedure is to invest in a set of porcelain veneers.
What are porcelain veneers?
Think of veneers as clothing for your teeth. A well-crafted and custom-designed set of porcelain veneers should cover up blemishes and irregularities in the shape and color or your teeth. In essence, porcelain veneers are front-facing covers for your existing teeth. Much like a fine suit or a stunning gala dress, porcelain veneers create a uniform and beautiful facade to your smile and are fashioned from a highly resilient, stain-resistant, biocompatible, and aesthetic material.
Why choose porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers can be made from a variety of dental-grade materials. The two most popular materials by far are resin composites and dental porcelain. Most dentists, prosthodontists, and estheticians agree that porcelain is by far the better option of the two when it comes to three factors: resilience, maintenance, and aesthetics.
Porcelain veneers are resilient
Porcelain is famous for its resilience. There’s a reason that fine porcelains from the Far East and China were such coveted commodities in the old days of the Silk Road and the British Empire. Porcelain dinnerware, cups, vases, and just about everything else were highly sought after and traded the world over. The material is particularly known for its strength and its ability to resist strong compressive forces such as those that occur during mastication, or chewing. Dental porcelain materials, such as aluminous porcelain and feldspathic porcelain, can withstand forces as great as 16,000 psi and 13,000 psi respectively. To put that in perspective, 16,000 psi is the immense pressure experienced by experimental submarines exploring the ocean floor six miles beneath the surface of the water. That’s quite strong.
Porcelain veneers require minimum maintenance
Porcelain is also known for it’s practical, utilitarian strengths. Just like the porcelain employed for teacups, dental porcelain ceramics are incredibly stain resistant. By their very nature, various porcelain materials are inherently non-porous which not only prevents pigments (and resulting staining) from settling in, it also means bacteria and other nasties have a more difficult time attaching themselves to the material. Less staining and fewer bacteria mean less maintenance and more time for your teeth to shine as they were intended to!
Porcelain veneers are known for their beauty and shine
Finally, porcelain is known for its unparalleled beauty in regards to not only vases and dinnerware, but also in the field of cosmetic dentistry. While resin composite veneers may still achieve a high level of beauty and a natural appearance, it’s hard to beat the inherent depth and natural shine of porcelain veneers. The material itself simply looks more like a typical person’s enamel, and thus, looks more natural.
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