Dental veneersare a great way to improve your smile! A dental veneer is a thin shell of porcelain or composite resin that is placed over your teeth to replace tooth enamel that is worn, cracked, or chipped, as well as correct spacing or tooth alignment. Although veneers can be made from composite resin or porcelain, our office recommends porcelain veneers for the best long term result. Porcelain veneers are superior to composite resin veneers because they have better stain resistance and they look like natural teeth.
Although veneers are considered cosmetic dentistry because they are used to create dazzling bright smiles with beautifully aligned teeth, they also are used to restore damaged teeth and may prevent the need for more extensive treatments. Regardless of the reason you consider your teeth to be unattractive; we may be able to use dental veneers to solve your cosmetic dental concerns, including:
Worn enamelOver the years, your tooth enamel may become worn and discolored. Often this wear and discoloration may be the result of drinking sodas, tea, or coffee, smoking, or even medications. By using porcelain veneers we can replace worn enamel as well as cover up stained teeth to give you a brighter smile!
Wear and tear: Some tooth wear is natural as people age. As we get older, our teeth are more likely to have chips, cracks, or become uneven in appearance. Veneers can restore a more youthful smile!
GeneticsSome people naturally have too much space between their teeth that may get wider with age. Many people do not want to get braces to correct this spacing, so porcelain veneers can be used in some cases to close these spaces.
Uneven teeth:As a result of teeth grinding and general wear and tear, teeth can become uneven. Dental veneers can be used to give you a beautifully proportioned smile!
Dental veneers are not for everyone. In order to find out if dental veneers can be used to restore your smile, our office will schedule a preliminary consultation to evaluate your overall dental needs and discuss all treatment options available to you. Since dental veneers are not a reversible treatment, it is important for our patients to understand treatment alternatives as well as the process involved. If you are a candidate for porcelain veneers they are a great way to give you the beautiful smile you deserve!