Porcelain veneers have become a popular cosmetic dental treatment because patients can eliminate several problems with one procedure. To place veneers, you will first go in to have your measurements taken, and so your dentist can prepare your teeth to receive them. Once the hand-crafted restorations are completed and sent to your dentist, you can return, and have them permanently bonded. After you receive them, you should continue to keep up with regular oral care (though switching to a non-abrasive toothpaste can help you avoid scuffing your veneers).
1. Superficial Dental Damage (Including Wear And Tear)
As long as they are not serious enough to call for restorative dental care, a set of porcelain veneers can cover up chips and cracks that mar your teeth. They are also often employed to address general wear and tear that can make your teeth look older, or less healthy.
A professional whitening treatment can make significant changes to your appearance. However, patients who have intrinsic discoloration can see little effect from whitening agents. Porcelain veneers are often used to correct this form of discoloration.
3. Dental Alignment Issues, And Gaps In Your Smile
Patients who have dental alignment issues will often need to rely on orthodontic work to make the corrections they desire. That being said, milder alignment problems can sometimes be covered up with veneers, meaning you can have your straight smile in significantly less time. Veneers can also make undersized teeth look larger – that can have the effect of covering a gap between teeth that disrupts your smile.