Cosmetic dentistry works best when it’s unnoticeable; the point is to bring out your smile’s natural beauty rather than paint a completely different picture. With porcelain veneers, this goal is more easily achievable for many patients. Veneers are wafer-thin shells of dental porcelain that are custom-designed to match your tooth’s color, shade, and shine. The most impressive fact about porcelain veneers, however, may be that they can address several different cosmetic issues at once, allowing you to enjoy a more beautiful smile with minimal alterations to your tooth structure.
They closely mimic healthy teeth.
The porcelain that veneers are made from is not only custom-tinted, but also semi-translucent, much like the layer of enamel that surrounds and protects your teeth. Enamel’s near translucence gives your teeth a unique shine, and dental porcelain is layered to create the same light-reflecting ability. Porcelain veneers are virtually indistinguishable from your healthy, natural teeth, even upon close inspection.
They serve multiple purposes.
Because veneers are bonded to the front surfaces of one or more teeth, they’re able to correct a wide variety of different cosmetic issues. From severe teeth stains to chipped, cracked, and oddly spaced teeth, veneers may offer a single solution to what may initially seem like complex cosmetic concerns. In some cases, veneers can also straighten the appearance of misaligned teeth, helping patients avoid the need for cosmetic braces.
They’re easy to care for.
Every veneer is crafted for an individual tooth, so even if you need multiple veneers, they will maintain your smile’s natural uniformity. They also make caring for your veneers as simple as caring for your teeth; be sure to brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day and visit your dentist as often as recommended for routine checkups and cleanings.
If you want lifelike results in a conservative manner, then porcelain veneers may be the optimal solution for improving your smile! Schedule an appointment by calling Keelan Dental in Butler, PA, today at (724) 285-4153.