4 Dental Issues to Correct With Veneers
No one should have to hide their smile from the world because of imperfections. If others can have picture perfect pearly whites, then so can you! This can of course be made possible with porcelain veneers from our Portage cosmetic dentist.
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells that fit over the front of your teeth for an improved appearance. Once you have confirmed the type of look you want, Dr. Paul will carefully cement them to your natural teeth for a permanent solution.
Because veneers require irreversible tooth preparation, it is important to discuss with Dr. Paul if this is what you truly want. Amongst other benefits, veneers can boost confidence by dramatically enhancing your smile.
Other benefits of porcelain veneers include:
- Natural tooth appearance
- Whiter smile based on color chosen
- Don’t require as much shaping compared to dental crowns
- Gums tolerate porcelain well
Continue reading to learn more about the 4 dental problems that veneers can improve.
1. Broken or Chipped Teeth
Whether you’ve recently chipped a tooth or have had a few broken teeth for years, porcelain veneers can help even things out in a seamless way. Veneers have proven to be a great solution for for a variety of reasons.
One reason being that they can provide strength to the original tooth’s structure. This restored form and function lends lasting durability to teeth previously lacking it. Veneers also allow more of the natural tooth to be preserved due to their thinness.
2. Small Gaps Between Teeth
Many patients feel embarrassed by the gaps in their teeth and want a way to close small spaces without orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers offer a more permanent method of closing unwanted gaps than cosmetic bonding and are faster than braces.
It should be known, however, that veneers do not work for large gaps. The gap should be small enough to allow your natural teeth to fully support the porcelain. The veneers made for you will be a bit wider than your natural tooth and adhered over the top.
Sometimes multiple veneers are necessary to minimize a gap but Dr. Paul can discuss this with you ahead of the procedure.
3. Tooth Discoloration
If your teeth are found to be discolored during an oral examination, Dr. Paul may recommend porcelain veneers. Oftentimes the discoloration is so advanced that it can’t be fixed with teeth whitening procedures.
Porcelain veneers resist stains better than those made from resin and are ideal when it comes to mimicking the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth. While severe discoloration or uneven coloring can easily be brightened up with veneers, you should still practice proper oral hygiene to keep your smile healthy.
4. Irregularly Shaped Teeth
One of theis that they can alter the shape, size, and length of your teeth. If you have a few front-facing teeth that are abnormally shaped, veneers can help correct them.
Craters or bulges in teeth are not ideal and can be the reason why you choose to smile less. Smooth everything out with veneers and feel confident in showing your teeth again.
Improve Your Smile with Veneers
Porcelain veneers are capable of correcting a handful of undesirable or embarrassing dental issues. Get started today by talking with our cosmetic dentist in Portage, MI, and together a plan can be developed for a beautiful result. Call Courtside Dental today at (269) 327-1011 to request an appointment.
This blog post has been updated.