It’s one thing to decide that you want to improve your smile’s appearance, but it isn’t always clear just what cosmetic dental treatment will be the best one to achieve that. For many patients, their smiles exhibit more than just a single blemish, and there is often more than one tooth to improve. To achieve a lifelike smile makeover while minimizing the amount of treatment you need to do it, we may recommend improving your smile with one or more custom-designed porcelain veneers.
The different things they can do
Porcelain veneers, which are thin shells of porcelain that your dentist bonds to the front surfaces of your teeth, are not designed to address any one specific issue. On the contrary, veneers are designed to completely transform the appearance of a tooth’s front surface. This means they can address a wide range of concerns with your teeth and smile, including:
- Internal (intrinsic) tooth discoloration
- Chipped or worn-down tooth edges and surfaces
- Light cracks in the tooth’s surface
- A deformity in the tooth’s size, shape, or contour
- One or more teeth that appear slightly crooked
- Large spaces between teeth
- And more
Why placing them is simple
Besides their versatility, the other important thing about porcelain veneers is that they’re minimally invasive when placed on your teeth. Every veneer is super thin, usually less than 0.5 mm, yet is still highly durable and lifelike in appearance. Because of this, your dentist can place one or more veneers with minimal preparation to your teeth, which allows you to preserve more of your healthy, natural tooth structure for life.
Their benefits are more than just cosmetic
Many of the cosmetic blemishes that can affect your teeth may also have some impact on their health and integrity, as well. For example, a chipped tooth may seem minor, but that small piece that was chipped off can lessen the tooth’s structural integrity. It might also change your bite’s balance and expose the tooth to more pressure than it’s meant to sustain, causing further damage to its structure. Improving such issues with porcelain veneers not only improves the tooth’s appearance, but also its health and integrity.
Let porcelain veneers improve your smile
With an appropriate number of porcelain veneers, you can improve your smile in a more convenient and lifelike manner than you might have expected. To learn more, schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith and our team by calling Pecan Tree Dental in Grand Prairie, TX, today at (972) 262-5111.