The look of someone's teeth has a direct impact on the attractiveness of their smile. Teeth that are discolored, crooked, gapped, or too small may make a smile look odd or less uniform. Nevertheless, some people have changed the appearance of their teeth and subsequently their smile using porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are tooth-shaped shells of porcelain that are attached to the front surface of designated teeth to hide cosmetic flaws. The devices offer several benefits to their users. Here are a few of them.
Veneers can be obtained in multiple shades of white. If only one veneer is applied, the color of the device can be matched to that of the untreated teeth in the mouth. However, when veneers are applied to all of the teeth that are visible as a person smiles, the whiteness of the smile can be improved.
The veneer shade can be selected in a whiter hue than the tooth enamel can achieve. Additionally, the veneers can improve the color of teeth that are permanently discolored from a congenital defect or a medicinal side effect. Permanent discoloration cannot be improved by chemical whiteners, so it is best to use a cosmetic device, such as a veneer, to cover it.
Additionally, dental veneers are stain-resistant. The porcelain does not absorb the pigments of ingested foods and drinks as readily as natural tooth enamel. As a result, the teeth remain whiter.
The enamel of the teeth is naturally strong. However, the addition of dental veneers adds to the strength of the tooth material, fortifying it to help prevent structural damage.
The strengthening of a tooth may be particularly important if the tooth has sustained damage, such as a crack or chip, prior to the placement of a veneer. Left untreated, an area of damage can progress, eventually necessitating an intensive restorative procedure.
Some teeth may be misshapen, making it difficult for them to look uniform and attractive. A veneer can correct the shape of a tooth. It may even be used to increase the size of a tooth.
Teeth that appear too small can be corrected using a larger veneer. Likewise, when the width of a tooth is small enough to cause large gaps in the interdental spaces, a veneer that is wider may be applied to close the gaps.
Porcelain veneers are versatile applications that can help enhance the smile's appearance. If you are interested in learning more about dental veneers, schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist in your area.