Although your teeth might be healthy, some of your teeth may not look it. Through life experiences and your family genetics, your teeth may be far less appealing than you would’ve hoped for. If you’re in search for cost-effective means to improving the appearance of your teeth, Porcelain veneers might be your answer! Porcelain veneers are made of thin layers of dental porcelain, giving your teeth a fresh new look with very little dental preparation.
Below are several different appearance problems that porcelain veneers can be the answer to!
- Color: People’s teeth are their pride and joy, and there are several different reasons they may become discolored: age-related yellowing, many types of foods and beverages, or tetracycline use at an early age. Sometimes, taking care of your teeth regularly or whitening can help restore some of the natural white that your teeth start out with. In other cases, especially teeth that are deeply stained, external whitening isn’t going to be your answer. In these cases, Porcelain veneers with life-like color and appearance could be a way to permanently enhance your smile.
- Shape: While teeth are extremely tough, they can easily become damaged. Chipping isn’t out of the ordinary, and teeth grinding habits could wear and tear on your teeth that make them appear smaller. Many people are also born with a tooth or a few that are abnormally shaped or out of place that can have an unfriendly effect on your smile. Customized porcelain veneers can bring a more friendly and attractive shape to your teeth.
- Size: The size of normal teeth should be proportional to the size of your lips and gums. Affected teeth that may be shorter can throw these proportions out of whack. While there may be a limit, Porcelain veneers can lengthen your teeth to a more appealing size. If your teeth are too damaged to be successfully lengthened, your best option might be a porcelain crown that will completely cover your tooth.
- Alignment & Spacing: Extra space between teeth, circuitous teeth or malocclusions may require treatment by another dentist professional, an orthodontist. If these problems with your teeth are minor enough to where an orthodontist doesn’t need to treat, porcelain veneers could be your answer. There are also possibilities in some orthodontic situations to use veneers that coincide with braces to help improve your smile.
If you would like more information, or you are interested in having a consultation, call us and we’ll get you set up with Dr. Bruce Carter at Gwinnett Smiles!