When Veneers Are Used for More than Cosmetic Purposes
Sometimes, improving or restoring your smile isn’t exactly what you expect. In many cases, your dentist may be able to design a treatment plan that’s more effective and minimally invasive than you expect. For example, with the help of one or more porcelain veneers, many people are surprised at how conveniently they can address one or more seemingly complex smile concerns. In addition to improving the appearance of their teeth, porcelain veneers can also be used to help restore, repair, and preserve teeth that have been more substantially damaged or compromised.
Designing and placing veneers
The different benefits that come with porcelain veneers stem largely from their unique design. A veneer is a wafer-thin shell of porcelain that’s designed to match the size, shape, and contour of a tooth’s healthy front surface. When the veneer is bonded to the front surface of the tooth, it transforms it almost instantly, creating a natural-looking and blemish-free appearance for the tooth. This makes veneers an ideal solution for addressing a variety of cosmetic smile concerns with optimal convenience. It also gives veneers the ability to address more than just cosmetic concerns, allowing some damaged teeth to regain their strength and integrity with minimally invasive treatment.
How veneers restore teeth
A porcelain veneer improves a tooth’s appearance by completely transforming its front surface. This same ability is how a veneer can restore a smile that’s damaged or compromised without the need for more extensive restorative treatment, such as the placement of a dental crown. The highly lifelike porcelain that veneers are crafted from is also highly durable, and can withstand your bite’s pressure without being worn, damaged, or dislodged from your tooth’s surface. As a restorative option, this means a veneer can also repair a tooth that’s been fractured or chipped on its front surface. Restoring the tooth can help you prevent further damage to it, and the veneer’s minimally invasive placement will help you preserve more of the tooth’s undamaged structure.
Simplifying treatment with veneers
The beauty of porcelain veneers is that they can improve or restore your teeth with minimal preparation to their surfaces. This means your overall treatment will have a smaller impact on your overall oral health, and preserving more of your natural tooth structure will help improve your smile’s long-term health and integrity more successfully. For patients who have multiple concerns to address with their smiles, the minimally invasive nature and highly versatile abilities of veneers can also go a long way in simplifying their treatment by addressing several or all of their concerns at once.
Learn if porcelain veneers are right for you
Their unique ability to completely transform your teeth can make porcelain veneers a good option for more than just cosmetic smile improvement. 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.