If you have ever considered improving the appearance of your teeth, you may have come across porcelain veneers as an option. These tooth-shaped, tooth-colored shells cover the front teeth, giving your smile a fuller, brighter and more complete look. Veneers are custom made for each patient and each specific tooth to be treated.
Veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry used to hide imperfections in the smile. Rather than drastically altering the structure or appearance of the natural tooth, veneers act as an artificial layer over the unsightly tooth.
If you are looking for a fairly non-invasive way to get the beautiful smile you always wanted, read on to discover the four top benefits of porcelain veneers.
Other, more involved cosmetic dentistry procedures require large amounts of tooth structure to be removed in order to make room for the restoration. However, this is not the case with veneers. The veneers procedure typically takes two appointments: in the first, the dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of the teeth in order for the veneers to have space. If the enamel is not removed, the teeth take on a bulky appearance.
The procedure is so non-invasive that you may not even need anesthesia while the dentist removes the outermost layer of enamel. More of the tooth structure is saved, in contrast to more invasive restorative procedures like a dental crown.
2. Fix discoloration
Some teeth that have no structural issues but have some form of discoloration might benefit from veneers. Teeth can discolor for a variety of reasons, from poor oral hygiene to smoking cigarettes. When these teeth do not respond to whitening treatments, the best option is placing veneers over them for a brighter smile. Even if just one tooth is discolored, veneers can help. Keep in mind that these artificial teeth will not respond to whitening like natural teeth, but this also means they will not be stained.
3. Hide chipped teeth
Cracks and small chips in teeth are an unwelcome distraction to the rest of your smile. Whether the crack occurred due to teeth grinding over time, sudden trauma or biting down on a hard object, veneers can restore the appearance while adding some structural benefits to the teeth in need.
Although adding structure is not the ultimate goal of veneers, these shells do offer some support to weakened teeth. Chipped teeth are more susceptible to further damage. Veneers cover the prepared tooth, preventing further chipping to the enamel. The teeth will have a more uniform appearance once the chipped tooth is remedied.
4. Beautiful smile, easy maintenance
The confidence that comes with a beautifully wide, bright smile is priceless. One outstanding benefit to veneers is easy care. The patient can virtually treat the artificial shells like their natural teeth, being careful to brush and floss daily. Patients may consider switching to a whitening toothpaste in order to keep the color of the teeth consistent and prevent staining that might cause the veneer to stand out.
Speaking, smiling, laughing and even eating become worry-free experiences once your new veneers are in place. You can enjoy a beautiful, full smile in just two short appointments with your cosmetic dentist.
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