Have you always felt self-conscious about your crooked teeth? Maybe you have only recently noticed that your teeth aren’t looking as bright as they used to or like you think they should. There are countless reasons a person might consider cosmetic dentistry, from unsightly chips to gaps between teeth. But did you know that there is one cosmetic treatment that can address many, if not all, of those concerns? Porcelain veneers can cover a number of imperfections in teeth, so that you’re left with a smile you’re proud to display for the world.
Porcelain veneers are made of the same material as many modern dental crowns. Porcelain makes an excellent choice for dental work, both restorative and cosmetic, because it is durable and stain-resistant, much like your own natural teeth’s enamel. It is also highly customizable, so your dentist can help design your ideal smile around your concerns and desires, from shape and size to the exact coloring. This means you don’t have to worry about having a one-size-fits-all solution to your concerns.
Plus, because of advances in technology, veneers can now be made incredibly thin, which means little preparation is necessary before they can be applied. This makes it possible for the cosmetic dentist to leave most of your healthy enamel in tact, unlike in the past when teeth often had to be heavily sanded in order for veneers to fit smoothly.
So, what can veneers address? They can correct lots of issues, making them an ideal treatment for patients that have more than one concern about their smile, such as:
- Stains or discoloration, such as yellowing or greyness
- Gaps between the teeth
- Jagged or worn edges
- Disproportionally small teeth, or those that seem misshapen