When you are seeking a permanent improvement to your smile, porcelain dental veneers are a great choice. These dental restorations are thin shells that fit over the exterior of your front teeth, much like an artificial fingernail. The porcelain material is colored to match your natural teeth or in a whiter shade to improve the aesthetics of your smile. There are many reasons to consider porcelain veneers for your teeth.
How Porcelain Veneers Work
To provide you with porcelain veneers, your dentist begins by taking impressions of your teeth. The next step involves removing some of the enamel from your teeth, which creates a surface for the veneers to bond to. Veneers are a permanent solution because of the removal of the enamel. A tooth-colored dental cement is used to fix the veneers to your teeth.
When Veneers Are Used
If you have one tooth slightly out of position, a porcelain veneer can help you to have a more even-looking smile. These veneers can also be used if you have a chipped tooth. The veneer’s full shape corrects the appearance of the damaged tooth. They can also be used if you have teeth stained or discolored due to medications, radiation treatment, or a congenital condition that does not respond to teeth whitening.
Advantages of Porcelain Veneers
There are many advantages of using porcelain veneers. Minimal preparation of your tooth is needed, which makes the process simple and convenient. They are customized to your mouth for a comfortable fit, and the veneers help your teeth look natural and healthy. They also cost less than braces and require less intervention when compared to a dental crown for a cosmetic issue.
Contact the dental practice of Cam Kesteven, DDS, today to learn more about porcelain veneers.