Smile improvement isn’t always the same, and sometimes, it isn’t what you expect. For example, some cosmetic concerns might be more complex to address than they seem at first, while others might be corrected with faster and more simpler treatment than you would expect. With porcelain veneers, we can often create a smile makeover plan for patients with a wide range of different cosmetic concerns. What makes porcelain veneers the best option for many smiles isn’t just their lifelike appearance, but also their ability to address multiple concerns at once with less complicated treatment.
When your teeth stains aren’t on the surface
Teeth stains are among the most common types of cosmetic smile concerns, and when they’re on the surfaces of your teeth, they can often be erased simply with professional teeth-whitening. However, if the stains and discoloration of your teeth occurs underneath their semi-translucent tooth enamel, then teeth-whitening won’t be effective at improving their appearance. Porcelain veneers, which are thin, lifelike shells of dental porcelain, can be customized to match the exact color and shade of your healthy, natural tooth structure. When placed on the surfaces of your teeth, they can address concerns such as severe tooth discoloration and more in almost an instant.
When a tooth only has minor damage
Tooth damage is the type of cosmetic concern that affects not only your tooth’s appearance, but also its overall structural integrity and the balance of your bite. Improving the appearance of a chipped, cracked, worn-down, or otherwise damaged tooth can sometimes be achieved with a porcelain veneer, which can help you avoid having to place a full dental crown over the tooth. By avoiding the crown, you can restore your tooth and improve its appearance while minimizing the amount of tooth structure that has to be prepared for your treatment.
When one or more teeth are slightly out of alignment
Porcelain veneers are designed to improve the appearance of your smile as a whole, which is why they focus on improving your entire tooth’s appearance and not just a specific concern. The nature of their treatment makes them a viable option for addressing several concerns, including slight tooth misalignment that can make your smile seem crooked. Unless orthodontic treatment is required, slightly crooked teeth may be improved with strategically placed porcelain veneers, allowing you to avoid more lengthy orthodontic treatment.
Learn if veneers are your smile’s best option
If your smile needs improvement, porcelain veneers may be the best option for achieving the results you want in a minimally invasive manner. 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.