Once you’ve decided that you want to improve your smile’s appearance, the next step is to determine what, exactly, it’s going to take to do it. If your teeth are stained, you might just need teeth-whitening treatment. If your gums are uneven, you might need contouring. In some cases, you might have several different issues to improve at once, which can make your smile improvement goals seem much more complicated to achieve. Fortunately, they don’t have to be. If you decide to improve your smile with porcelain veneers, you might still be able to fully improve your smile with just a single treatment.
What they could do for your smile
A porcelain veneer is essentially a thin shell of porcelain, but one that’s been highly customized to match the color and shade of your tooth structure, as well as the size, shape, and contour of its front surface. The veneer is bonded to the front of your tooth, which allows it to instantly correct its appearance. Some of the most common issues that veneers can be used to address include:
- Severe discoloration in one or more teeth
- Teeth with worn down chewing surfaces and/or chipped edges
- Teeth with cracks in their surfaces
- The appearance of a tooth being too small
- Slightly crooked teeth
- And much more
How simple the process could be
The fact that porcelain veneers are versatile enough to improve most cosmetic tooth concerns is a big reason why they’ve grown so popular. Another is the highly simplified and convenient nature of the treatment process. After your dentist carefully designs your veneer and prepares your tooth for its placement, the veneer itself can be bonded securely to the tooth structure. Preparation only requires sculpting a minimal amount of tooth enamel from the front of the tooth, just enough to accommodate the thin shell of porcelain. This means your entire smile improvement process can be much simpler, faster, and more convenient than it would be otherwise.
The benefits your smile could enjoy
When you place one or more porcelain veneers on your teeth to improve their appearance, the highly lifelike results of your treatment are the main benefit. After your treatment, your new, blemish-free smile will make your natural tooth structure nearly indistinguishable from the porcelain veneers next to it. Also, the minimally invasive nature of the porcelain veneer treatment process means you can preserve more of your healthy tooth structure for life.
Improve your smile with porcelain veneers
If your smile needs improvement, you could enjoy more lifelike results in a more conservative manner than you thought possible with porcelain veneers. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.