Have your ever heard of porcelain veneers? These are incredibly thin restorations made from porcelain, which cover the front and sides of the teeth. We place them to address a number of cosmetic concerns and offer cosmetic improvements to your smile. In what ways can veneers improve smiles?
Veneers can Improve Smiles
- They Can Be Minimal Prep: Typically, a veneer involves removing a thin layer of enamel to make room for the restoration. While these are thicker and can address more cosmetic concerns, we do have a minimal prep alternative. We don’t need to remove any structure, which preserves your tooth, and the veneers are significantly thinner while still being able to address many issues with the shade or shape of the teeth.
- We can Reshape Teeth: When we place one, we can lengthen a worn-down tooth, repair a chipped tooth, or reshape a malformed tooth. This also addresses issues with pits and grooves in the surface of the teeth.
- They can Mask Teeth Stains: Intrinsic stains, also known as permanent stains, form below the enamel. They can be the result of injury, fluorosis, or tetracycline use at a young age. These stains are often difficult to remove with teeth whitening, but we can mask them with a lifelike restoration.
- We can Address Misalignment and More: We can also place them to correct the appearance of minor misalignment, helping you achieve the look of a straighter smile. We can place them to close gaps between the teeth as well, once again improving the overall esthetics of your smile. If you have any questions about either option, porcelain veneers or minimal prep porcelain veneers, please contact our office today.