Top 3 Flaws Fixed With Porcelain Veneers

veneers-gary-inSuccessful. Confident. Approachable. Youthful. Professional. As numerous studies have shown, people tend to associate these flattering adjectives with those who possess healthy, attractive smiles. This realization comes as something of a blow for someone who lacks confidence in their teeth, just as it buoys someone who has no qualms about flaunting their best feature. Dr. Nicholas Cain, a dentist who offers porcelain veneers in Gary, IN, lists key benefits of entrusting your smile to this popular cosmetic dental treatment.

Chipped Teeth

Maybe you chomped down on a popcorn kernel or dinged your front teeth on a coffee mug. Whatever it was, it’s left you with a noticeable chip on the end of your tooth. What’s more, the jagged edge is constantly cutting your lip and tongue. The good news is that you have several options. If a minor chip is your only cosmetic concern, you may be a candidate for dental bonding, which uses tooth-colored composite resin to fill in broken areas. If a chipped tooth or teeth are just one of many concerns, veneers may be the solution.

Stains and Splotches

Few flaws age you as dramatically as yellow or brown stained teeth; it’s been estimated that stains add as many as 10 years. Light stains may respond to professional teeth cleaning and even over-the-counter whitening toothpaste, but the same cannot be said of deep-seated stains, such as those caused by years of tobacco use or coffee consumption. When drugstore whitening kits fail to perform, professional whitening may be the solution. For severe cases, however, even bleaching doesn’t always work. At this point, veneers are perhaps your best option. Thin layers of porcelain cover the tooth surface, masking unsightly stains.

Gaps Between Teeth

It’s difficult to overlook a prominent gap separating front or side teeth. When only two or three teeth are affected, orthodontic treatment may seem drastic. Luckily, Dr. Cain can use veneers to subtly fill in noticeable gaps without the need for braces or dental implants. Because porcelain can be made to match any tooth color, you will notice no difference in your cosmetic work and your natural teeth.

Considering cosmetic dentistry? To learn more about the benefits of porcelain veneers in Gary, IN, or to request an appointment with Dr. Nicholas Cain, contact us at 219-938-2637 or email We welcome patients living in and around Gary, Miller, and Miller Beach.