Nothing feels more assuring than having a beautiful, vibrant smile that you can show off. Indeed, it only takes a minor stain, chip, or even crack to tarnish its appearance and decrease your level of confidence significantly. What’s more, sometimes procedures such as whitening do not do the trick, leaving you feeling hopeless. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI dentist will look at how cosmetic dentistry can enhance your grin, and how porcelain veneers can address multiple discrepancies in your smile’s appearance.
When Whitening Won’t Do the Trick
To say that our grins endure a significant amount of wear and tear over the years is an understatement. From the foods and beverages we consume, to the frequency and quality of our preventive care, and everything in-between, it is only natural that with age the vibrancy of our teeth begin to fade and dull. Because of this, most adults can actually benefit from a teeth-whitening procedure at least once in their lives. In some cases, however, difficult stains can actually go much deeper than the surface, requiring more than just a strong bleaching gel to address. In circumstances such as these, your provider may recommend porcelain veneers.
Veneers are very thin shells of dental porcelain that are hand-crafted to closely mimic the appearance of your natural teeth, even down to the shape, texture, and color.
Asymmetry from Cracks or Chips
Requiring minimal structural change to your natural teeth, porcelain veneers can be placed in as little as one visit. Your dentist will carefully sculpt a minimal amount of enamel in order to ensure a close fit without excess bulk, and permanently secure your shells with a strong but safe dental cement.
Not only can dental shells address difficult stains, but a number of other concerns as well, including chips and cracks. In some cases, damage caused by breakage will result in the need for more extensive treatment to restore the natural structure. In others, however, when a chip or minor crack only causes cosmetic issues, they can be addressed with porcelain shells.
One of the major benefits of veneers is the ability to also address concerns such as gaps between teeth. Each shell can be crafted in a way that helps to aesthetically widen your tooth and provide a seamless appearance through and through. Not only this, but porcelain veneers make addressing a number of blemishes simple. To learn more, contact our office today.
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Whether you are addressing a single chip or stain, or you need coverage for a slew of cosmetic blemishes, porcelain veneers offer a simple method to do so without affecting your natural structures much. Contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213 to learn more or schedule your appointment today.