Porcelain veneers are a common dental treatment used to correct minor physical and aesthetic issues with teeth. A veneer is a thin but strong piece of porcelain that is cemented to the front surface of a tooth. They are made to match (or whiten) the colour of your teeth and once in place, they give the appearance of a natural smile.
To decide whether or not porcelain veneers are right for you, you should have a discussion with your dentist about the pros and cons. In this article, we will discuss three reasons why you might want to consider porcelain veneers.
Change the colour of your teeth.
Are you someone who needs their cup of morning joe each morning? Do you enjoy red wine or tea? All these things, along with certain types of food, can stain your teeth. Professional teeth whitening can be a good option, but over time, teeth will eventually stain again. If you want to enjoy a whiter smile but don’t want to go to the dentist for regular whitening, then you may want to consider porcelain veneers.
Since porcelain veneers are resistant to staining, they can provide a more permanent way to whiten your smile.
- Correct minor cosmetic problems.
Typically, treatments such as orthodontic braces or Invisalign are used to straighten teeth or fill in gaps, but if the issue is minor, then porcelain veneers can also be an option.
It is important to note that unlike orthodontics, veneers will not actually straighten or change the position of your teeth, but they can make them appear straighter. Only you and your dentist will know the truth!
- Replace enamel.
The enamel on your teeth may be the hardest substance in the body, but that unfortunately does not mean that it is indestructible. Acidic foods, brushing too hard, and certain illnesses can wear away the enamel. Once the enamel is gone, it won’t grow back. The good news is that you can protect your tooth and its enamel using porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers can go a long way toward improving the appearance of your smile, making it look whiter, straighter and by hiding imperfections. It is important to note, however, that the procedure is permanent so discussing it with your dentist is key to making the decision that is best for you.
Do you think that porcelain veneers might be the right treatment for you? Contact Town Smiles Dental today to arrange for a consultation with one of our dentists.