5 Things Porcelain Veneers Can Fix
When it comes to dental procedures, wouldn’t it be nice if you could just snap your fingers and have the smile of your dreams? Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work that way. However, there are certain cosmetic dental treatments that can offer you an amazing smile without a lot of work. While it won’t be as simple as snapping your fingers, having dental veneers placed is almost as easy.
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of natural teeth. They are considered a conservative cosmetic dental treatment because they require minimal preparation for placement. In fact, only a sliver of enamel is removed to allow for the smooth adhesion of the veneer to the tooth.
However, the magic of porcelain veneers is not so much in their application process as it is in the finished product. Once applied, porcelain veneers can fix multiple dental issues and completely change the entire appearance of your smile. Here are the five things that porcelain veneers can fix:
- Size & Shape
The size and shape of your teeth can either help or hinder your smile. Teeth that are properly shaped and evenly sized result in an overall more pleasing smile, while those that are oddly shaped or unevenly sized results in the opposite. Therefore to improve the look of your smile, porcelain veneers are customized one veneer at a time in order to correct the size and shape of each tooth so that they look better collectively.
Over time, our teeth develop stains as a result of various factors. Most of these stains can be removed with professional teeth whitening treatments, however certain stains cannot. If you have tried teeth whitening and were not satisfied with the results, porcelain veneers may be a better option. Porcelain veneers can be fabricated to be lighter than your natural teeth, which makes it appear as though your teeth have been whitened. Porcelain is also stain-resistant, so you will no longer have to worry about stains in the future.
As any artist will tell you, negative space is just as important as positive space when it comes to perceiving the world around us. When you look at the ideal smile, there is very limited negative space. Therefore, gaps between teeth that result in excess negative space can visually interrupt the entire smile. In filling the gaps, porcelain veneers can restore positive space to your smile, making it more visually appealing. In some cases, veneers may also be used to cover up overlapping teeth to achieve a similar effect.
Teeth that are crooked or otherwise not properly aligned can be covered up by porcelain veneers to make your smile look straight. However, this depends on the extent of the alignment issues. In some cases, orthodontic treatment may be recommended over having veneers placed.
When you bite into any food or drink any beverage, it is your front teeth that make first contact. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, it is also your front teeth that are most susceptible to being affected by anything too hot, cold, or sweet. By applying porcelain veneers to the front of your teeth, they can help reduce or eliminate tooth sensitivity by acting as a shield between your teeth and the source of sensitivity.
As you can see, by fixing the size and shape, color, spacing, alignment, and sensitivity of teeth, porcelain veneers can change the entire appearance of your smile. In as little as two dental appointments with your cosmetic dentist, you can have the smile you’ve always dreamed of. And it’s almost as easy as snapping your fingers.
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