Everyone deserves a smile that functions and looks amazing. It can provide self-confidence, makes an easier time chewing food, and facilitate communication. The problem is that smiles are relatively fragile things. Dental decay, teeth grinding, genetics and numerous other conditions can leave them shorter than they should be, aesthetically imperfect or with gaps between teeth. That is where porcelain veneers come in. Porcelain veneers represent a type of restorative dentistry that can fix many of those imperfections in your front teeth. They are strong, sturdy and look just like your natural teeth do.
A porcelain veneer is a custom-made protective layer of material applied to one or more faces of the tooth. It is made from a material that looks very similar to teeth, which allows it to be used for cosmetic and functional restoration. A veneer can be applied to a tooth after a dentist removes a small amount of enamel from it in preparation for the veneer.
Porcelain veneers are typically created within the confines of a lab. Imaging and other diagnostic tools create a map of the tooth that will undergo the process. The veneer is then created with an extreme precision, which in turn allows for the maximum bio compatibility from the restoration.
A dentist then prepares the tooth and affixes the veneer to it. This procedure is relatively simple and takes about the same amount of time as most dental fillings.
Patients with extensive wear on their teeth often have significantly shorter teeth in their mouth. This makes their gums look larger, which in turn can result in an unattractive smile making the patient look older. Porcelain veneers may be used to lengthen teeth. This can remedy aesthetic issues without forcing a complete dental crown to be placed on every tooth. They can also repair chipped or fractured teeth that may be at risk for further damage.
Patients with certain types of genetics or damage to their teeth may have spaces between them. There might also be a moderate amount of dental decay on one or more faces of a front tooth. This can weaken the tooth to where traditional fillings may be relatively ineffective. Porcelain veneers can help these conditions because they are stronger than your average filling, which in turn can give the tooth the structural stability it needs to prevent chipping or fracturing.
The last major reason you may wish to receive porcelain veneers is to acquire a restoration that lasts significantly longer than other kinds of restoration techniques without opting for a crown. Veneers can last five years to a lifetime when properly cared for and installed correctly.
Many of the aesthetic and functional issues associated with a less-than-perfect smile can be corrected with porcelain veneers. They can add structural integrity to a tooth while correcting the overall look of the individual tooth.
If you want to have a SMILE makeover, then porcelain veneers may be perfect for you. Ask about them today by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Sachdeva will be able to answer any questions or concerns you might have about porcelain veneers. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and Dr.Sachdeva's Dental Institute will show you porcelain veneers can change the way you view your smile.