If you are looking for a way to transform the look of your teeth, porcelain veneers could be a great option. Here are a few reasons why:
Porcelain veneers can treat multiple dental cosmetic issues at once.
Porcelain veneers are multidimensional treatment options. They not only correct dental discoloration, but they can also conceal cracks, chips and even dental misalignments. The wide number of cosmetic uses makes porcelain veneers versatile enough to be utilized for the unsightly dental problems of many different patients.
Although professional dental bleaching is an effective way to whiten the teeth, it is not suitable for every type of dental staining. Permanent staining or discoloration, such as that which results from birth defects, blows to the teeth from an accident or the taking of certain medicines, such as tetracycline, cannot be whitened using peroxide-based bleaching agents. In fact, the only way to alter the look of permanently discolored teeth is to conceal the discoloration.
Porcelain veneers are applied to the front surfaces of the discolored teeth to hide the discoloration. Since the porcelain veneers can be selected in the desired shade of whiteness, the teeth can instantly be transformed after the veneers' application.
Veneers can also cover misshapen teeth or those that have incurred cracks and chips. As porcelain veneers are shaped to match the contours of your oral cavity, the size of the veneers is also selected for the most attractive results. Like the discoloration, porcelain veneers correct the shape of the teeth through concealment.
Porcelain veneers are long-lasting.
Porcelain veneers can last 20 years or even longer. Still, changes to the structure of your teeth and gums over time can make it necessary to replace your veneers. As you grow older, your gums may recede a bit. The recession can cause a portion of your underlying natural teeth to be exposed. As a result, longer veneers may be needed to give your teeth the attractive appearance that you desire.
Porcelain veneers are natural-looking.
Porcelain veneers are designed to look just like natural teeth. The porcelain is translucent and difficult to discern from natural tooth enamel. Additionally, the thin nature of a veneer and the slight reduction of the underlying tooth material before the device's placement help ensure that the veneer does not negatively alter your bite pattern.
To learn more about porcelain veneers and how they can benefit you, schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist in your area.