A Brief Look at Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers have become one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options for patients who want to dramatically improve their smiles. That’s because they don’t just transform your smile’s appearance, but do so in a way that doesn’t require extensive preparation or treatment. This allows you to preserve more of your healthy, natural tooth structure, which helps you maintain your excellent oral health long after your procedure. At our Mansfield, TX, dental office, we can custom-design one or several highly lifelike porcelain veneers according to your smile’s specific concerns, giving you the beautiful smile you deserve without requiring extensive visits and time in the dentist’s chair.

When they’re usually recommended

The way porcelain veneers transform teeth is by restoring its entire front surface. Each veneer, which is a wafer-thin shell of customized porcelain, is bonded onto the front surface of a tooth. Once in place, the veneer instantly restores issues such as chipped edges, severe discoloration, malformation, cracks, spaces, minor misalignment, and more. Because of their highly lifelike appearance and minimal preparation, veneers are often recommended for smiles that have several such concerns to address at once. With an appropriate number of veneers, we can often create a complete smile makeover without needing multiple cosmetic treatments.

What you need to qualify for veneers

Placing a veneer on a tooth only requires the slight modification of the enamel on its front surface. After the enamel has been lightly sculpted, the veneer can be bonded in place and remain flush with the rest your healthy, natural teeth. For veneers to be successful, however, the teeth that they are bonded to must be strong and healthy enough to support them. For instance, if a tooth is discolored because it is decaying (has a cavity), then it may require a tooth-colored filling to stop the infection from growing worse while also restoring the tooth’s health and appearance.

The benefits of porcelain veneers

Your natural tooth structure doesn’t heal on its own or grow back once it’s been modified. Therefore, the ability the minimize alterations to your tooth structure is one of the most important benefits of porcelain veneers. In addition to improving your smile’s appearance and boosting your confidence in it, veneers can restore the strength and integrity of your teeth while helping you preserve as much of it as possible. This reduces your risks of experiencing further, more serious tooth concerns and requiring more extensive cosmetic or restorative treatment in the future.

Let one or more veneers transform your smile

Their ability to completely transform the appearance of one or more teeth at the same time gives porcelain veneers several unique advantages when it comes to making over your smile. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling our dentist’s office in Mansfield, TX, today at 817-473-6227.