If your goal is to improve your smile’s appearance, then you may have several different cosmetic dentistry options for achieving that goal. For example, teeth-whitening might help you erase the stains on your teeth and brighten their overall appearance. If a tooth is chipped, then a small amount of tooth bonding may be able to repair it and improve its appearance. However, when you have multiple issues with your smile, then porcelain veneers may be your best option for addressing them all in a minimally invasive nature, and with highly lifelike results.
What veneers are designed to do
Most cosmetic dental treatments are designed to address one or a few specific issues. Whitening teeth is meant to erase stains; bonding teeth is meant to build up their structures. Porcelain veneers, however, are designed to address your tooth’s entire appearance, rather than one or a few issues that might affect it. This means every veneer is custom-designed according to a tooth’s highly precise measurements, and then bonded permanently to the tooth’s front surface to transform its appearance. This means a veneer can address multiple types of issues with a tooth’s appearance, or multiple veneers can be used to improve several blemished teeth at once.
What they’re able to accomplish
The porcelain used to craft a custom veneer is highly lifelike in several ways. For example, it can be tinted to match the unique color and shade of your tooth, which makes it blend in discreetly with the healthy teeth around it. It’s also semi-translucent, like your healthy tooth enamel, and can be layered to mimic the way your healthy teeth shine and reflect light. Because they’re bonded to the fronts of teeth, veneers are able to give your teeth a highly lifelike, blemish-free appearance by addressing issues such as:
- Severe tooth discoloration
- Chipped or lightly cracked teeth
- Teeth that are slightly out of alignment
- Teeth with excess spaces between them
- Teeth that seem too small
- And more
The benefits of veneers
Their lifelike appearance is among the most notable benefits of porcelain veneers, but so is their thin construction and minimally invasive placement. Veneers are ultra-thin, so preparing your tooth to receive one only requires sculpting a small amount of enamel from its front surface. This means you preserve a maximum amount of your healthy, natural tooth structure while also significantly improving your tooth and smile’s appearance.
Find out if porcelain veneers are a good option
With their highly custom design and ability to address multiple issues at once, porcelain veneers may be the best option for improving your smile. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call Melrose Dental Arts in Vista, CA today at (760) 724-9117.