If you are looking for a cosmetic dental procedure that can fix many of the concerns that you may have about your smile, then porcelain veneers may be the right solution. Porcelain veneers are one of the most common types of cosmetic dentistry treatments available on the market today. They offer an inexpensive and effective way to improve your smile without having to undergo more invasive procedures.
Porcelain veneers are created in dental laboratories before being placed over your teeth by your dentist. To place veneers, your dentist will only need to remove a thin layer of enamel from the surface of your tooth. During this minimally-invasive process, you can request dental sedation to relax you during your smile makeover.
Once your veneers are placed, you will notice a dramatic difference in your smile. This is because veneers can be used to correct numerous cosmetic concerns such as:
Size and Shape of Teeth
Veneers can be used to change the size and shape of teeth. When teeth are unevenly sized or oddly shaped, this can give your smile a messy appearance. Conversely, teeth that are similar in size and shape make your smile more aesthetic. Veneers can be used to make small teeth look larger, or they can be used to round out pointy teeth. Overall this will give your smile a more symmetrical look.
Porcelain veneers are available in a wide range of colors and shades which allows you to receive a beautiful result that will match the shade of your natural tooth color. In some cases, however, multiple veneers can be placed to improve the color of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are a common solution for individuals who have permanently stained teeth that do not respond to traditional whitening treatments.
Veneers can also be used to correct spacing issues such as overlapping teeth or teeth with gaps in between them. For instance, veneers can be used to close gaps between teeth while also making the overall shape of your smile more uniform. They can also conceal overlapping teeth to make your teeth appear straight and evenly spaced. If veneers are used to correct spacing, then the dentist may need to shave down surrounding teeth in order for veneers to fit and function properly.
Veneers can also be used to correct alignment issues such as crooked or misaligned teeth that can affect both the appearance and function of your smile. Many veneer patients have experienced success with veneers when it comes to correcting minor alignment problems. Porcelain veneers can be placed on top of crowded teeth in order to make them appear more uniform. Additionally, having veneers placed decreases the risk of plaque and tartar accumulating in hard to reach areas that are common with overlapping teeth.
Finally, veneers can even help alleviate tooth sensitivity. This is because veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that are adhered to the front of the tooth. Essentially, veneers act as shields that protect your tooth enamel from the external stimuli that causes tooth sensitivity.
Porcelain veneers are a quick, cost-effective way to improve your smile by improving the size & shape, color, spacing, and alignment of your teeth. They also help fix issues like tooth sensitivity. If you have any of the concerns listed in this blog post, veneers may be able to fix them for you! However, it’s best to discuss all of the risks with a dentist before deciding whether or not porcelain veneers would work well for you.