When it comes to seeking treatment to improve or restore their smiles, easy isn’t something that patients usually expect, especially if their smile’s concerns are significant. However, the goal of most cosmetic and restorative dental treatments is to achieve optimal results for your smile while minimizing the overall extent of your treatment. With porcelain veneers, achieving highly lifelike results in a highly conservative manner is more possible than many patients expect. Today, we look at a few things that porcelain veneers can make easier, and why they may be recommended to address a wider variety of concerns than you might expect.
1. Improving a tooth’s overall appearance
A porcelain veneer is a custom-designed shell of porcelain that’s able to closely replicate your tooth’s unique, healthy color, shade, and appearance. The most common purpose for placing a veneer onto the front surface of a tooth is to improve the tooth’s overall appearance. Once the veneer is designed and crafted, your dentist can bond it to the front of your tooth, which instantly transforms the tooth’s visible surface. This ability to transform a tooth’s appearance with minimal effort, and with limited preparation to your tooth’s structure, can make one or more porcelain veneers an ideal solution for numerous cosmetic smile concerns.
2. Restoring a chipped or cracked tooth
Improving a tooth’s appearance is an important goal in improving your smile and self-confidence. Yet, many cosmetic dental treatments, including porcelain veneers, do more than just focus on how your smile looks. When certain types of blemishes affect one or more of your teeth, such as chips, cracks, or other issues with the tooth’s structure, address these issues can also be important to restoring the health and integrity of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are able to address multiple types of mild or moderate tooth damage, including fractures and minor breaks, in a more conservative manner than other custom dental restorations.
3. Completing a smile makeover plan
The minimally invasive nature of porcelain veneers makes them a preferable treatment option for a many different smile concerns, but their ability to address multiple types of concern can help even more patients benefit from them. For example, if your smile has multiple smile blemishes to address and several teeth to improve, then one or more custom-designed porcelain veneers may be able to treat most or all of your teeth’s concerns at once. This can significantly streamline your overall smile makeover plan, potentially allowing you to accomplish it with just a single procedure.
Learn if porcelain veneers can help you
Custom-designed porcelain veneers are able to achieve a wide range of results, and in many cases, can make restoring or improving your smile easier. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Allen & Neumann Family Dentistry in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.