The Versatility of Porcelain Veneers
By Ann R. Sielicki, DDS on July 25, 2018
Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment options today, and for good reason. Made of high-quality porcelain, veneers are thin shells that are slipped onto the front of teeth to conceal an array of cosmetic imperfections. Here, Sonoran Dental Design, a top Scottsdale dental practice, explains the many ways porcelain veneers can transform your smile.
Conceal Small Chips and Cracks
Porcelain veneers are the treatment of choice for many individuals who are embarrassed by cracked or chipped teeth. Not only can veneers hide these cosmetic flaws, they can also protect cracked or chipped teeth to avoid the damage from spreading.
Close Gaps Between Teeth
If, instead of your actual teeth, a gap between them is making you too self-conscious to smile, porcelain veneers can still help. Veneers can quickly and easily close small yet noticeable gaps between the front teeth to create a more complete smile.
Porcelain veneers are often thought of as “instant orthodontics” because they can improve the uniformity of teeth. While veneers don’t actually straighten teeth or treat misalignment issues, they can improve the appearance of unevenly shaped or sized teeth that often create the illusion of a crooked or uneven smile.
Create a Whiter Smile
If you have been told you have tooth discoloration or stains that would not respond well to teeth whitening, porcelain veneers may be a great option. Veneers camouflage dull or yellow teeth, instantly creating a whiter smile. Thanks to the translucent quality of porcelain, veneers create a smile that is both bright and natural-looking.
Are You a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
If you are bothered by any of the cosmetic issues mentioned above, you may be an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers. Veneers can be placed during a standalone procedure or as part of a multi-step cosmetic treatment known as smile makeover. Keep in mind that the treatment is considered to be solely cosmetic, meaning it cannot treat oral health issues. For instance, if a cracked or chipped tooth is jeopardizing your oral health, our team may recommend a restorative treatment instead. Our dentist will thoroughly evaluate your mouth and discuss your needs and goals with you to determine the best course of treatment.
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“Dr. Sielicki and her staff are professional and I immediately felt comfortable. My teeth look fantastic. I could not be more pleased with the outcome.” Emily