There are many different dental health treatments available today that can help you look your absolute best. You'd be surprised just how much of a difference a beautiful smile can make, and you may be surprised by the results that your cosmetic dentist can achieve. A great smile can actually make you seem younger, more energetic, and more vibrant overall.
One especially effective option for smile makeover treatment is the use of porcelain dental veneers. Let's look at this cosmetic dentistry treatment in more detail right now.
About Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of specially made dental ceramic that are used to conceal aesthetic problems with the smile. When in place, the porcelain veneers are virtually indistinguishable from your normal teeth. The secret is their composition. The veneers are semi-translucent, which means that in natural light or artificial light, they look just like your own tooth material. No one will be able to tell that they're in place.
Ideal Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
The best candidates for porcelain veneers are people who suffer from aesthetic problems related to the appearance of their smile. They should be in otherwise good dental health and have realistic expectations about what the porcelain veneers can achieve. During the consultation process at our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center, we will determine if porcelain veneers are right for you of if an alternative therapy would be better suited to meet your needs.
Below are some common uses for porcelain veneers.
Porcelain Veneers for Tooth Damage
One of the most common ways that porcelain veneers can improve the overall appearance of a smile is masking tooth damage. Minor chips and cracks are nothing to worry about with porcelain veneers in place.
Porcelain Veneers for Stained or Discolored Teeth
With major stains or discoloration, traditional teeth whitening may not be able to provide the aesthetic enhancement required. That's when it's a job for porcelain veneers.
Porcelain Veneers for Crooked or Misaligned Teeth
Porcelain veneers are sometimes referred to as "instant orthodontics," and with good reason. Porcelain veneers can address minor issues with dental misalignment, including small gaps between teeth and minor cases of uneven teeth. Rather than take months to achieve these results, it can all be done in just a visit or two to the dentist.
Porcelain Veneers as Part of a Total Smile Makeover
We've noted the versatility of porcelain veneers above, demonstrating how they can be used to mask various kinds of problems. One of the other great things about porcelain veneers is that they can be used as part of a smile makeover, a combination of various cosmetic treatments that are used to improve the overall beauty of a smile. When combined with dental bleaching, dental bonding, and gum recontouring care, porcelain veneers can help make your smile look brand new.
Learn More About Porcelain Dental Veneers
For more information about porcelain veneers and how they can be of great benefit to you and your needs, be sure to contact our Cypress cosmetic dentistry practice today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible cosmetic dentistry results.