“Boston is a very competitive city, especially professionally. If you’re trying to get a job, or to get ahead at the job you have, you have to be absolutely on point,” Shani said. “Your skills have to be top-notch, but you’ve also got to look the part. Part of that is how you dress and part of that is what you look like. If your teeth are stained or discolored, people will judge you for that.”
Porcelain veneers are one of the treatments your dentist can use to treat significantly stained or discolored teeth. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made tooth colored surfaces that are permanently affixed to the front of your tooth. The impact is immediate: your smile will look brighter and whiter right away. Porcelain veneers stay white as long as they’re properly maintained; this involves brushing and flossing as you normally would. One of the nice things about porcelain veneer treatment is that its long lasting!
Porcelain veneers can be used to make the size and shape of your teeth more uniform and even. If you have one or more teeth that are significantly shorter than the others, or that have irregular shapes, porcelain veneers can help.
For the majority of people, having porcelain veneers applied does not hurt. Numbing agents can be used to reduce any sensitivity in the area. Of course if you have tension or anxiety surrounding dental care, sedation dentistry options are available to make having porcelain veneers applied a totally stress free experience.
Tooth whitening is another option to address stained and discolored teeth. Your Quincy dentist can explain the pros and cons of each treatment option so you can choose what works best for you. Having a whiter, brighter smile makes it easy to confidently be your best self in the workplace, which is great for career advancement.