A smile is hugely important for our personalities, self-confidence, relationships, and success. We live in a world where an attractive smile plays a vital role in all areas of our lives. A recent study showed that two-thirds of the people surveyed were unhappy with their smiles. If you’re troubled by chips, cracks or stains on your teeth, you’re not alone. It’s possible to have straighter, brighter teeth without having to go through a long orthodontic process thanks to cosmetic dentistry and porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are the perfect solution for a variety of common teeth problems and can be used to correct aesthetic issues alone or in combination with other cosmetic or restorative dentistry procedures. A whiter, brighter, beautifully-designed smile with veneers is the perfect choice to transform discolored, chipped or misaligned teeth. Thanks to their natural-looking appearance and wide array of functions, veneers rank among the most trusted and popular cosmetic dentistry procedures.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers (also called dental laminates) are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that can be customized to treat and cosmetically enhance your smile. Porcelain veneers are permanently bonded to the teeth, concealing tooth imperfections and creating beautiful teeth that look and feel natural.
What are the Benefits of Dental Porcelain Laminates?
Dental laminates can change the color, size, shape, and length of your teeth. When used as a chipped tooth treatment, porcelain veneers can be used to strengthen cracked or damaged teeth and restore their appearance. As a relatively conservative dental procedure, placing dental laminates requires minimal tooth surface removal. The porcelain is also highly resistant to staining, so unlike natural teeth, veneers can maintain their color even if you drink coffee, tea, and red wine.
What Issues Can Dental Laminates Help Correct?
Most people who are looking to improve the quality of their smile are candidates for veneers. Generally, candidates for dental laminates will have good enamel but need help to improve the following dental concerns:
Stained teeth: Sometimes yellow or discolored teeth do not respond well to teeth whitening treatments. Laminate veneers are the perfect choice to cover stained or discolored teeth.
Short teeth and/or a gummy smile: People with small teeth have two issues to address: the size of their teeth and whether they show a lot of gum when smiling. For these patients, dental ceramic veneers and/or a gum lift can lengthen the appearance of the teeth and help reshape the gum-line.
Damaged, chipped, or misshapen teeth: Damaged, chipped, and misshapen teeth can easily be addressed with veneers. Porcelain veneers provide durable, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing results. Porcelain veneers can be custom-made to correct tooth imperfections and rebuild the strength and durability of the tooth. Not only do veneers look natural, but they blend beautifully with the surrounding teeth and, as already mentioned, are resistant to staining or discoloration.
Crooked teeth: Veneers are an excellent option for correcting alignment issues without spending years at the dentist. Porcelain laminates may be especially attractive to those whose crooked teeth have regressed after previous orthodontic treatment.
Gaps Between Teeth: Laminate veneers can be used to close any gaps between teeth without the need for drilling or grinding down healthy tooth structures. Veneers will not only close the gaps between teeth but create a natural-looking smile as well.