Do you sometimes wonder how celebrities and movie starts have such perfect-looking smiles? That is because in many cases they wear porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are an ideal solution for treating surface imperfections that detract from the appearance of your smile. If you are looking for the perfect smile without undergoing a complicated or costly treatment, porcelain veneers can help to correct chipped teeth, dents, graying, yellowing, or deep stains.
Porcelain veneers are similar to crowns. But unlike crowns, this treatment is less invasive and less expensive because veneers only cover the outside of the teeth. They cover unsightly teeth while giving you a dramatic improvement in the look and radiance of your smile. Having a radiant smile can do wonders to your self-esteem. Let’s take a look at other ways porcelain veneers can help to improve the appearance of your teeth.
Lengthen Your Teeth
Shorter teeth can cause your gum ratio to be a little disproportionate. Porcelain veneers can be used to help lengthen your teeth to a more appealing size. However, they can only be effective if the patient has natural short teeth. If you have shorter teeth due to disease or injury, you may want to consider a porcelain crown instead.
Improve the Spacing and Alignment of Your Teeth
If you have minor gaps between your teeth or slightly crooked teeth, porcelain veneers can help straighten your teeth while also eliminating smaller gaps. However, excessive gaps between your teeth or malocclusions (poor bites) may require braces. In some orthodontic situations, the use of veneers in conjunction with braces or other treatments can be recommended.
Improve the Shape of Your Teeth
The structure of a tooth is resilient. However, a significant mouth injury can cause teeth damage. Habits like tooth grinding can also cause abnormal wear that makes the teeth appear shorter. If you have a chipped tooth or the shape of your teeth has been affected due to an injury, porcelain veneers can help hide the irregular shape. Customized veneers can also help in instances where you naturally have teeth that are oddly shaped – too square or round – to bring a more attractive shape to your teeth.
Brighten Your Smile
Taking certain foods and beverages can cause teeth discoloration. Other reasons that can cause teeth discoloration include use of tetracycline at an early age and age-related yellowing. Maintaining your oral hygiene often helps to restore some of your teeth’s natural whiteness. But in cases where teeth are severely discolored, merely brushing your teeth or whitening your teeth will not help restore the natural brightness to teeth. Wearing veneers is a great option to permanently brighten your teeth. Since they are designed with life-like colors to match the patient’s other teeth, they can be used to deal with deep discoloration within a tooth.
Protect Teeth from Future Damage
Porcelain veneers cover and seal your teeth. This helps to reinforce your teeth’s solidity and strength. Veneers will ensure your teeth remain protected from future damage caused by disease, injury, trauma, smoking, food and drink, or other factors. They are chip-resistant as well as stain-resistant, providing a stronger and more resilient smile that will last for years.