Have you always been ashamed of your smile? Have you often dreamed of having straight, white teeth and a confident smile? If you suffer from uneven teeth, if you have worn tooth enamel or teeth that are cracked or chipped, porcelain veneers may be just what you are looking for.
This popular form of cosmetic dentistry makes a shell of tooth colored porcelain or composite that is placed securely over your teeth. In addition to being a cosmetic benefit that creates beautiful smiles with nicely shaped, and perfectly aligned teeth; porcelain veneers can protect surface damaged teeth and eliminate the need for more extensive dental treatment.
Unlike crowns, porcelain veneers call for very little tooth structure removal for proper placement, keeping most of your tooth intact and maintaining a healthy base for your teeth. Sometimes called cosmetic veneers, this procedure can help with almost all cosmetic dental issues. If you suffer from genetic predisposition of worn enamel, or have lost tooth enamel from excessive consumption of soft drinks, coffee or tea, or even from certain medications, porcelain veneers can offer a solution to your dilemma.
As people get older, natural wear and tear on teeth can create cracks or chips, even discoloration. Porcelain veneers can make your teeth as good as new, often creating a brighter more beautiful smile that what you started with. If your teeth have become uneven from grinding or clinching, that too can be fixed with cosmetic veneers. Your dental professional may suggest a dental mouth guard to prevent further grinding and wear and tear on your teeth and new veneers.
There are some precautions that need to be taken if you decide to have porcelain veneers. They are thin and can crack or chip if not taken care of. If your smile isn’t exactly how you like it, ask your Dentist if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers.