When your smile develops one or more cosmetic blemishes, the overall impact to its appearance can have a negative influence on your overall self-confidence. Your smile is a major part of your overall appearance and one of the first things people notice about you. Therefore, wanting to improve one’s self-confidence is a common reason for seeking cosmetic dental treatment. With porcelain veneers, patients are often surprised at how much they can improve their smiles and how convenient the treatment process can be. For many people, porcelain veneers can provide nearly instant smile improvement results, even if they have multiple different concerns with their smile’s appearance.
How porcelain veneers are designed
Porcelain veneers are designed specifically to be minimally invasive. The wafer thin shells of porcelain are thick enough to transform your tooth’s appearance and withstand your bite’s pressure, but thin enough to require minimal preparation to the tooth’s front surface. Each veneer is designed and crafted according to highly detailed and precise measurements of the tooth’s front surface. To bond it in place, your dentist can sculpt a small amount of enamel from this surface to ensure that the veneer sits flush with the rest of your smile’s contour.
What they’re able to improve
Much like a dental crown, which is designed to completely cap a tooth’s entire visible structure, a porcelain veneer is designed with the purpose of improving a tooth’s overall appearance, rather than addressing any one specific issue. By restoring and transforming the front surface of a tooth, a veneer can be ideal solution for addressing problems such as:
- A tooth that’s chipped or lightly cracked
- A tooth with severe discoloration
- A tooth that’s slightly misaligned or misshapen
- Teeth that have large spaces between them
- And more
How they benefit your teeth and smile
Improving your smile’s appearance is the main goal of most cosmetic dental treatments, including porcelain veneers. However, because a veneer’s purpose is to restore the entire front surface of a tooth in a minimally invasive manner, it can also provide several important long-term benefits to your tooth and oral health. For instance, the minimally invasive nature of placing veneers means that you can preserve more of your healthy, natural tooth structure while making over your smile. Placing multiple veneers to address several different concerns at once can also simplify an entire smile makeover plan and allow you to enjoy your new smile in fewer visits to the dentist’s office.
Improve your smile instantly with veneers
Whether you have one or several teeth that need cosmetic improvement, the right number of custom-designed porcelain veneers, can help you transform your smile instantly. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213.