At Lakeway Cosmetic Dentistry, we have a wide selection of solutions for aesthetic dental problems, whether you have a chipped tooth or are concerned about the whiteness of your teeth. The solutions vary from dental bonding to professional whitening. In today’s blog post, we will be discussing the reasons why our patients might want to consider porcelain veneers to help their smile look more beautiful than ever before. Porcelain veneers are a thin covering that covers your teeth. Specifically, porcelain veneers are a lifelike custom made shell that is placed on the front of a tooth that makes a patient’s teeth look better than before.
Porcelain veneers can be the best choice for a patient since porcelain veneers, while thin, are slightly thicker than “no prep” veneers (porcelain veneers about about half the thickness of a dime). Porcelain veneers offer the ability to customize color, hue and optics of the veneer. Porcelain veneers also give additional strength to a tooth that is very worn or fragile, but not in need of full replacement. Sometimes, to make the veneer look natural with your other teeth, some of your tooth structure may need to be removed, depending on the situation of your teeth. There are many reasons you might want to come to us for veneers and we have explained four of the major reasons below.
Reason Number One: Unwelcome and Minor Tooth Gaps or Crooked Teeth
Many times, patients who want to fix their minor tooth gaps or crooked teeth with veneers consider orthodontia first, but are unable to fix it this way. Oftentimes, the problem isn’t bad enough to require braces or other orthodontia but still makes the patient feel self-conscious about their smile. Porcelain veneers provide a welcome solution for patients who’d like to fix their small gaps and misaligned teeth. Porcelain veneers can make slight corrections in tooth alignment while also improving the patient’s smile. Porcelain veneers improve the shape and color of a patient’s teeth.
Reason Number Two: Chips, Cracks, and Broken Teeth That Don’t Require Crowns
Another reason patients look towards veneers is to change the look of damaged teeth. Damaged teeth can mean teeth that have been chipped, cracked, broken. In the case of veneers, this damage is usually not very bad. If it was a bad case, typically a full replacement tooth or a crown would be necessary for the tooth. Porcelain veneers, however, can help with patients with the minor cracks, chips, and broken teeth, guaranteeing a healthier, more beautiful, and more youthful smile. Porcelain veneers can make your teeth look brighter and whiter, and even change the shape of them to make them look and fit the way you want your teeth to look and fit.
Reason Number Three: Staining That Cannot Be Whitened Professionally
Sometimes teeth cannot be professionally whitened. For instance, if a patient was given the antibiotic tetracycline in childhood, they will develop tooth discoloration that is nearly impossible to remove with professional whitening. And, of course, certain foods affect the color of teeth, sometimes making it hard for professional whitening to work as well as a patient wants it to. A porcelain veneer, however, can work with any tooth to mask color stains. Teeth can look brighter and whiter with porcelain veneers, completely disguising any staining that professional whitening was unable to fix for a patient.
Reason Number Four: Your Tooth Size Is Not What You Want
Another aesthetic dental issue that can be resolved with a porcelain veneer solution regards the size of a patient’s teeth. Sometimes patients dislike how small their teeth are and it makes them feel self-conscious about smiling. Small teeth are genetic but they can also be developed from wear and tear over time. However if it is the latter, it is important to address any issues and causes in order to maintain your teeth (and crowns for your teeth might be the better solution, but we can discuss this at an appointment). But porcelain veneers can be used to make a patient’s teeth appear larger and patients can customize how large they’d like their teeth to be.
Call to Arrange a Consultation
No matter what the problem is, a chipped tooth, a stain, a missing tooth, you can call us at Lakeway Cosmetic Dentistry and arrange a consultation to find out if porcelain veneers are the right fit for you. We want to help you find the best and most affordable solution for your beautiful smile.