Looking for an easy solution to upgrading your smile and restoring your teeth? Porcelain veneers are an excellent option! These durable dental coverings attach to the front of your teeth, to protect them from damage and enhance your smile.
Dental veneers are made from porcelain or composite, and while both provide a quick fix for cosmetic dental issues, porcelain lasts longer. Composite veneers last several years, while porcelain veneers can have a lifespan of up to 15 years! The tooth-shaped shells are made from white dental porcelain that mimics the look of real teeth, and they are custom-made to fit your mouth.
Are you wondering if veneers are right for you? They offer a simple solution to permanent dental stains, worn-down teeth, chipped or broken teeth, misalignment, and gapped or missing teeth. Consider porcelain veneers if you’ve got any of these five dental conditions.
1. Permanently stained teeth
Porcelain veneers can be a great option for people with permanently stained teeth. Consuming certain foods and beverages and poor dental hygiene can cause staining. However, some medical and dental treatments can also lead to permanent discoloration, such as tetracycline, large resin fillings, and root canals.
Whitening solutions are only effective at removing surface stains. Deep staining and permanent discoloration are another story. If your pearly whites are not-so-white anymore and you haven’t had any luck with whitening treatments, veneers might be the choice for you. Not only will they mask the stains on your teeth, the porcelain will never discolor. Talk about a pearly white smile!
2. Worn-down teeth
Worn-down teeth can make eating, drinking, and speaking difficult. Luckily, they can be restored with porcelain veneers. If you have enamel loss due to erosion, enamel fractures, tooth sensitivity, or otherwise worn-down or damaged teeth, veneers are one of your best bets for dental restoration. You’ll be left with protected teeth, a stronger bite and a bright, healthy smile.
3. Chipped or broken teeth
Are your teeth chipped, broken, cracked, or uneven? Similar to worn-down teeth, chips and cracks can create challenges for eating, drinking, and talking. Whether you chipped your tooth during an accident or have noticed the accumulation of cracks or other damage over time, porcelain veneers are a quick and easy solution for restoring your teeth back to their original shape. You’ll notice a dramatic improvement in both the appearance and functionality of your teeth right away.
4. Misaligned or irregular teeth
Dental veneers are also an option for covering misaligned or irregular teeth. You might think braces or another orthodontic treatment are the only ways to correct crowding, alignment issues, malformation, or malposition. However, in many cases, porcelain veneers can offer a fast cosmetic fix. And, they’re often more affordable than braces. Veneers go over your natural teeth to cover any imperfections, leaving you with straight teeth and a confident smile.
5. Gapped or missing teeth
Do you have visible gaps or missing teeth in the front of your mouth? You might be able to correct the problem with porcelain dental veneers. They are less costly than orthodontia and can be used to eliminate gaps between your front teeth.
Keep in mind, while porcelain veneers can cosmetically restore your smile, they are different than dental implants and cannot be used to replace missing teeth. If you are missing any molars, they will need to be replaced with dental implants.
Veneers can give you back your smile
You deserve the confidence that straight, white teeth and a beautiful smile provide! Not only do veneers look identical to natural, healthy teeth, they’re also a quick and cost-effective solution for correcting permanent stains, restoring worn-down teeth, chips, and cracks, fixing crowding and alignment issues, and concealing missing teeth and gaps.
Dental porcelain is a popular choice among patients because it mimics the color, shape and sheen of natural enamel. The finished result is a bright smile that is virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.
If you’re looking for a whiter smile and a fast and affordable fix for your dental imperfections, veneers might be the ideal option for you. Be sure to talk to your dentist about which dental conditions you’d like to correct and what you’d like to achieve with veneers. Contact us today to learn more about porcelain veneers and find out if it’s the right cosmetic dental solution for you. Want to talk? Give us a call at 818-888-8824.