One of the best ways to maintain your smile’s healthy and beautiful appearance is to keep up with good dental hygiene practices and attend regular checkup and cleaning appointments. However, sometimes, prevention isn’t enough to stop some issues from affecting your smile’s appearance, and in order to restore it, many patients in Newhall turn to advanced cosmetic dental treatment, such as lifelike porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that mimic the natural appearance of your teeth, minus any blemishes, and can be bonded to the fronts of them, giving your smile an instant, complete makeover.
Improve teeth stains that you can’t whiten
Teeth-whitening is designed to erase common teeth stains that develop on the surfaces of your teeth. However, some forms of discoloration form underneath your semi-translucent tooth enamel, and therefore, they can’t be erased with whitening. Instead, your dentist may suggest placing an appropriate number of custom-designed veneers to improve your teeth’s appearance. Veneers are designed, created, and placed individually, so whether you have one or multiple discolored teeth, your treatment plan can effectively correct them all. However, if the discoloration is the cause of a more serious issue, such as a cavity, then you may require a more direct restoration, such as a tooth-colored filling.
Rebuild teeth without capping them
In addition to improving their appearance, porcelain veneers are also beneficial for rebuilding teeth that have suffer structural damage, such as chipped or cracked surfaces. Rather than capping the teeth, which require completely modifying the tooth to accommodate a dental crown, veneers can be placed on damaged teeth to simultaneously improve their appearance and restore their structural integrity. Because each veneer only replaces the front surface of a tooth, there is minimal need to prepare the tooth by sculpting it. This allows you to retain a maximum amount of healthy, natural tooth structure while also completely restoring the compromised part.
Straighten teeth without orthodontics
When one or more teeth are out of alignment or have surfaces that throw off your smile’s contour, the misalignment may need orthodontic treatment to correct. However, in some minor cases of tooth misalignment, your dentist might be able to improve your smile’s appearance without braces. Using multiple, custom-designed porcelain veneers, your dentist may be able to improve the overall contour of your smile quickly and conveniently, without having to rely on braces or clear orthodontic aligners.
Find out if veneers can transform your smile
Transforming your smile doesn’t have to require extensive treatment, especially with the help of one or more porcelain veneers. For more information, or to find out exactly how porcelain veneers can transform your smile, schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.