Porcelain veneers are a common recommendation for people who want to improve their smiles’ appearance, especially if that appearance is affected by multiple different issues. Designed to mimic the healthy, natural appearance of a tooth’s front surface, a porcelain veneer is bonded to this surface after the tooth’s enamel is lightly prepared. Their unique ability to transform a tooth’s appearance with minimal changes to its healthy, natural structure can make veneers the ideal solution for fixing a number of different tooth issues, often simultaneously.
The size and shape of a tooth
Some concerns with your tooth’s structure may be cosmetic in nature, but they can have a potentially serious impact on several other aspects of your oral health. Discrepancies to the size and shape of your tooth’s structure are among these, and can include worn-down teeth surfaces, light cracks, slightly misshapen or deformed teeth, and more. In many cases, one or more porcelain veneers can be designed and placed on the appropriate teeth to restore your smile’s healthy, symmetrical appearance. By minimizing the overall extent of treatment needed to correct your smile, you can also improve the long-term health and integrity of your natural teeth.
The tooth’s color and shade
When teeth lose their shine and luster after years of exposure to food and beverages, cosmetic teeth-whitening can often brighten their appearance in a highly conservative manner. However, if a tooth becomes discolored for other reasons, teeth-whitening may not have satisfactory results, especially if the discoloration occurs beneath the tooth’s semi-translucent enamel. Porcelain veneers can be designed to closely match your healthy tooth structure’s natural, blemish-free color, shine, and appearance. In some cases of tooth discoloration, one or more veneers may offer a minimally invasive solution to improving your overall smile.
The tooth’s structural integrity
Because a veneer can completely transform a tooth’s visible surface, it can often have more benefits than just improving its appearance. Dental porcelain is often used for other, more involved restorations, such as custom-designed dental crowns, for its high durability. When a porcelain veneer is used to treat a cracked, worn-down, or otherwise structurally blemished tooth, it can both improve its appearance and restore its strength and structural integrity.
Learn how veneers can fix your smile
By transforming the visible appearance of your tooth, a porcelain veneer can fix a number of different aspects of its health and appearance almost instantly. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.