A chipped or misshapen tooth, or a gap between teeth can keep you from feeling confident in your appearance. Dental veneers are an effective treatment that can help you put your best foot (or smile!) forward.
Dental veneers are custom, thin porcelain laminates designed to cover the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. They adhere to the tooth to give it a new shape. The porcelain veneer treatment begins with your dentist making an analysis of your tooth’s condition and matching what will be the final veneer with the shade of your natural teeth.
The next step is to make a mold of your tooth, which will act as a guide for the dental lab to fabricate the porcelain veneer. Once finished, the dentist places the veneer on the tooth and makes any adjustments to ensure a perfect fit.
4 Reasons to Consider a Porcelain Veneer
Porcelain veneers may be a great option for you’re unhappy with your smile or dealing with the following dental issues:
- Severely discolored teeth — Stains from different substances, the presence of large resin fillings, and other health conditions may not be resolved with whitening treatments. Porcelain veneers could be the solution for covering the discoloration.
- Worn, chipped or broken teeth — Teeth get worn down as you age, and aggravators such as teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism) can accelerate this process. When the condition has reached a point of no return, porcelain veneers are a great option to restore a healthy appearance and give more stability when chewing. Other issues like chipped or broken teeth can also be fixed with porcelain veneers.
- Uneven or irregularly shaped teeth — Minor misalignments can be fixed with dental veneers, giving your smile an even look.
- Gaps between teeth — Although it’s very common, some people feel very self conscious about gaps in their smile. Porcelain veneers are a discreet and effective solution that closes the space between your teeth for a more uniform smile.
Fixing small flaws in your smile can have a big impact on your appearance. If you are in the Cameron Park, CA area and are considering porcelain veneers, please call our office for a consultation at 530-240-6417.