With most modern cosmetic dental treatments, achieving the smile that you’ve always wanted is often simpler and more efficient than you might expect. For example, if your teeth are significantly impacted by stains and discoloration, you might be surprised at how effective professional teeth-whitening can be at erasing them and brightening your teeth. For more extensive cosmetic concerns with one or more of your teeth, porcelain veneers might also provide a highly convenient solution for improving most or all of them at once.
They’re nearly identical to healthy teeth
A single porcelain veneer is a thin shell of dental porcelain that’s carefully designed to mimic the appearance of your healthy, natural tooth’s surface. The veneer is especially made to be as thin as possible in order to fit comfortably onto the surface of your tooth. Also, the porcelain can be customized to closely replicate the color, shade, texture, and shine of your natural tooth structure. Their highly lifelike appearance and the fact that veneers can improve the entire front surfaces of your teeth can make them highly lifelike and nearly indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.
They can fix more than you might expect
The nature of porcelain veneers and their ability to directly improve the visible appearance of your tooth makes them able to replicate your tooth structure with more realism. It also makes veneers an ideal solution for addressing a wider range of issues than most other cosmetic dental treatments are designed to. For example, a veneer can help improve the appearance and structural integrity of a tooth that’s lightly cracked, chipped, or worn down. It can also improve the contour and symmetry of a tooth that’s misshapen or slightly out of alignment, close a large space between two teeth, improve a tooth that’s severely discolored, and much more.
They’re minimally invasive in several ways
The thin construction of a porcelain veneer makes it minimally invasive in that it doesn’t take much preparation of your tooth structure to place it. A veneer can fit comfortably on the surface of your tooth and fit naturally with the rest of your smile’s contour, and it only requires sculpting a minimal amount of enamel from the front surface of the tooth. In addition to minimally invasive placement, veneers can also help make your overall smile makeover procedure less invasive by combining several smile improvements into a single procedure.
Learn if veneers are right for your smile
With their minimally invasive nature and highly lifelike appearance, porcelain veneers can be the right choice for addressing several or all of your smile concerns. To learn more, schedule your appointment by calling Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, today at 219-938-2637.