Things You Might Not Know Porcelain Veneers Can Do

Your smile’s a major part of your overall appearance, so when something affects it, it’s natural to want to improve it. Cosmetic dental treatment is designed to help you do just that, with several treatment options that can be customized to meet your specific smile concerns and needs. With porcelain veneers, many patients can achieve the more attractive and blemish-free smiles they want, and often in a much more conservative manner than they expect. Yet, the benefits of porcelain veneers go beyond just improving your smile’s appearance. Depending on your specific oral health needs, they can also be a significant advantage in restoring your smile’s health and bite function.

Restoring a tooth that’s damaged

Tooth restoration is considered separate from cosmetic enhancement because the main goals are often different. Improving a tooth may be cosmetic, but restoring a tooth involves fortifying its health and integrity, and reestablishing its ability to function properly within your bite. However, the two goals are not mutually exclusive. If a tooth is chipped or cracked, for instance, a porcelain veneer may be able to simultaneously improve its appearance, prevent the damage from worsening, and restore the tooth’s ability to function comfortably. Because a porcelain veneer is designed to bond only to the front surface of a tooth, it doesn’t require as much preparation as a full dental crown can require.

Fixing minor tooth misalignment

Tooth misalignment, or crooked teeth, is another condition that affects both your smile’s appearance and the state of your oral health to significant degrees. The complex nature of tooth misalignment can often require orthodontic treatment to address successfully. However, minor tooth misalignment may be corrected without the need for orthodontics. Depending on the severity of your condition, one or more strategically placed, custom-designed porcelain veneers may be able to help correct your concern and achieve the straighter and more symmetrical smile you desire. By creating better balance in your bite, this can also help improve your bite’s function and the long-term state of your oral health.

Completing an entire smile makeover

As a cosmetic treatment, porcelain veneers can also provide several advantages over other treatments that are designed to improve your smile’s appearance. For instance, when you exhibit multiple blemishes on several different teeth, improving your smile can seem complicated. It could require multiple treatments to address all of the concerns, which might make some patients hesitate to seek treatment. With porcelain veneers, however, we can address a multitude of different cosmetic concerns with a single procedure. This can simplify your smile makeover plan significantly, and in some cases, can complete it with just a single treatment.

Learn what veneers can do for your smile

Porcelain veneers are typically considered a cosmetic treatment, but they can do much more for your smile than just improve its appearance. 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.