4 Ways Porcelain Veneers Can Enhance Your Smile

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Do you feel like your smile needs a boost but you’re not sure what procedure to go with to achieve your dream result? For many patients, our Ann Arbor, MI, cosmetic dentists recommend porcelain veneers for a dramatic, yet natural-looking transformation.

Here are a few ways the decision to choose veneers can be beneficial.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells that fit over the front of your teeth for an improved appearance. Once you have confirmed the type of look you want, our dentists will carefully cement them to your natural teeth for a permanent solution.

Because veneers require irreversible tooth preparation and enamel does not grow back once removed, it is important to discuss with our dentists if this is what you truly want. Amongst other benefits, veneers can boost confidence by dramatically enhancing your smile.

In addition, veneers also:

  • Give you a natural tooth appearance
  • Are stain-resistant
  • Can make your smile whiter based on color chosen
  • Don’t require as much shaping compared to dental crowns
  • Are kind to your gums as the tissue tolerates porcelain well

Porcelain Veneers Can Help If You:

1. Have Teeth That Are Broken or Chipped

Whether you’ve recently chipped a tooth or have had a few broken teeth for years, porcelain veneers can help even things out in a seamless way. Veneers have proven to be a great solution for broken or chipped teeth for a variety of reasons.

One reason being that they can provide strength to the original tooth’s structure. This restored form and function lends lasting durability to teeth previously lacking it. Veneers also allow more of the natural tooth to be preserved due to their thinness.

2. Dislike the Small Gaps Between Your Teeth

Many patients feel embarrassed by the gaps in their teeth and want a way to close small spaces without orthodontic treatment. The porcelain veneers procedure offers a more permanent method of closing unwanted gaps than cosmetic bonding and is faster than braces.

It should be known, however, that veneers do not work for large gaps. The gap should be small enough to allow your natural teeth to fully support the porcelain. The veneers made for you will be a bit wider than your natural tooth and adhered over the top.

Sometimes multiple veneers are necessary to minimize a gap but our dentists can discuss this with you ahead of the procedure.

3. Want a Solution for Stubborn Tooth Discoloration

If your teeth are found to be discolored during an oral examination, our dentists may recommend porcelain veneers. Oftentimes the discoloration is so advanced that it can’t be fixed with teeth whitening.

Porcelain veneers resist stains better than those made from resin and are ideal when it comes to mimicking the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth. While severe discoloration or uneven coloring can easily be brightened up with veneers, you should still practice proper oral hygiene to keep your smile healthy.

4. Are Dissatisfied With Misshapen Teeth

One of the advantages of porcelain veneers is that they can alter the shape, size, and length of your teeth. If you have a few front-facing teeth that are abnormally shaped, veneers can help correct them.

Craters or bulges in teeth are not ideal and can be the reason why you choose to smile less. Smooth everything out with veneers and feel confident in showing your teeth again.

Make an Appointment Today

When other procedures won’t eliminate stains or minor orthodontic treatment just isn’t your thing, our cosmetic dentists in Ann Arbor, MI, are here to help with veneers. Give Excel Dental a call today at (734) 929-9999 or feel free to request an appointment online to get started.