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What Problems can Porcelain Veneers Correct?
Posted on January 31st, 2018
Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistryrestorations available. At Stephens & Gatewood Dentistry, we can use veneers to improve the appearance of just about any aesthetic issue with your smile.
These thin shells of dental porcelain get bonded to the front surface of your teeth in order to mask the presence of an aesthetic flaw. Our cosmetic dentists can match the color of your porcelain veneers to the shade of your natural teeth, ensuring that they’ll blend in seamlessly with your smile.
Stained Or Discolored Teeth
While teeth whitening is the most common treatment used to brighten discolored teeth, it’s not your only option. In fact, certain intrinsic stains are often resistant to the bleaching gels used in whitening treatments. In these instances, porcelain veneers may be the best option to brighten your smile.
Chipped Or Cracked Teeth
For serious cracks or in the event that your tooth becomes fractured, you may need a dental crown to restore the strength of your tooth. However, in situations where you have a minor chip or crack that doesn’t impact the health of the tooth, you can use porcelain veneers to cover the issue and improve the appearance of your smile.
Gaps Between Teeth
In order to correct serious spacing issues, you’ll need to undergo orthodontic treatment. However, minor gaps between teeth can easily be corrected with veneers. The dental veneers would be placed over your teeth to conceal the gap underneath, leaving you with a beautiful smile.
Severely Worn Or Misshapen Teeth
Severely worn or misshapen teeth can often make your smile look uneven or unbalanced. Fortunately, this issue is easily corrected with porcelain veneers. Our cosmetic dentists can use veneers to restore the proper size and shape of your teeth, providing you with an even, beautiful smile.
The most common treatment to restore crooked teeth to their proper alignment is braces. However, porcelain veneers may be an excellent option for you if you’d prefer to avoid the time and hassles associated with orthodontic treatment.
Porcelain veneers are often referred to as “instant orthodontics” due to their ability to straighten your smile in just 2-3 office visits. However, it’s important to understand that porcelain veneers won’t actually straighten your teeth; they’re just providing the appearance of a straight smile. If you want to experience the functional benefits of straight teeth in addition to the cosmetic benefits, you’ll need to undergo orthodontic treatment.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right For Me?
Ultimately, the best way to determine whether veneers are the right cosmetic dentistry solution to address your needs is to speak with one of our cosmetic dentists in person. During your initial visit to our office, our dentists will evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums in order to recommend the ideal treatment plan to address your unique needs and aesthetic goals.
Please contact Stephens & Gatewood Dentistry using the form on this page or call 281-320-2000 today to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation. We serve patients in Spring, Conroe, The Woodlands and throughout the North Houston area.