Porcelain veneers are an incredible cosmetic dentistry treatment that can transform an imperfect or dull smile. You have probably heard or read about porcelain veneers at some point, and may have wondered whether you could benefit from them.
Read on as Drs. Ali and Shery Mansouri of Serene Dental Center discuss some of the signs that you might be a good candidate for treatment with porcelain veneers.
The first sign that you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers is that an aesthetic element of your smile bothers you or makes you feel insecure. There’s no reason to feel self-conscious of your smile when modern dentistry offers safe, effective techniques to improve it. Porcelain veneers are extremely versatile and can make over your smile in about two dental visits.
One of the most common reasons why people opt to have veneers placed is because they have stains or discoloration that won’t respond to teeth whitening treatment. Veneers actually cover up the stains or discoloration, completely masking them.
In many cases, a set of veneers are placed over the teeth that are visible when smiling. However, some patients opt to have a single veneer placed over an imperfect teeth. A common example is using a veneer to elongate a short tooth or widen a small tooth; this can improve uniformity amongst the teeth.
Veneers are also commonly placed over teeth with small chips, cracks or uneven edges. These restorations are an excellent way to camouflage damage and create more perfect-looking teeth.
Porcelain veneers can be used to conceal mild tooth misalignment. However, they should not be placed on teeth that are severely misaligned or maloccluded (i.e., the upper and lower teeth fit together improperly when the jaws close). These problems can put extreme pressure on the teeth, causing the porcelain to crack.
Placing veneers involves removing a small amount of tooth structure; for this reason, veneers aren’t reversible. The tooth will always require some sort of restoration to cover it.
If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers and what they can accomplish, we welcome you to book a consultation. Please call or email us today to make your appointment.