Recreate Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Improving your smile is an intricate process, but it doesn’t have to be a complicated one, even if you experience several different types of cosmetic dental issues at once. Porcelain veneers are thin, highly-esthetic porcelain shells that can be bonded to the front surfaces of one or more teeth. Veneers can help you create an entirely new smile by addressing multiple types of blemishes, including severe tooth stains, chipped or worn teeth, spaces between teeth, and minor tooth misalignment, among many others.
Veneers Work Well With Your Smile
Some cosmetic concerns, like teeth stains and misalignment, can develop naturally. Others, like chipped or cracked teeth, can occur by accident, or as a result of other dental issues. Regardless of their nature, cosmetic concerns usually leave most of your healthy tooth structure intact, and the goal of cosmetic dentistry is to preserve as much of that healthy tooth structure as possible.
The beauty of porcelain veneers is that they can completely change a tooth’s appearance with minimal alteration to the tooth itself. Each veneer is typically less than 0.5 mm thin, and custom-crafted to match the size, shape, and color of the healthy tooth. To secure the veneer, Dr. Vahadi will prepare the tooth by gently sculpting a small amount of enamel from its front surface, and then permanently bond the veneer in place.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Their ability to closely mimic the appearance of healthy, natural teeth, coupled with the minimal amount of preparation needed, lend porcelain veneers several advantages over other cosmetic treatments, such as:
- Dramatic smile improvement with just one procedure
- The preservation of healthy tooth structure
- Fewer dental visits to complete
- Eliminating the need for braces, in some cases
- Resists staining over time