When many people receive one or more porcelain veneers to improve their smiles, it’s often because their dentists recommended it to address their specific smile concerns. It isn’t until after they’ve received their custom veneers that they realize just how beneficial they are to their smiles’ appearance and their long-term oral health. Today, we examine a few of the sometimes-surprising things that porcelain veneers can do to improve your smile, and how they help make your smile improvement plan much more minimally invasive.
1. Straighten slightly crooked teeth
One of the less commonly known uses for custom veneers is to straighten the alignment or contour of teeth that seem slightly crooked. Typically, correcting crooked teeth requires orthodontic treatment, such as with braces or Invisalign® clear aligners. However, in minor cases, one or more custom-designed porcelain veneers may be able to restore the straight, even, and symmetrical alignment of your smile without the need for orthodontic treatment.
2. Build up and strengthen your tooth
Porcelain veneers, which are thin shells of porcelain that replicate the healthy, blemish-free appearance of your teeth, are designed to completely cover teeth’s front surfaces. This makes them ideal for correcting many different cosmetic smile concerns, including minor tooth misalignment and more. However, veneers aren’t solely cosmetic, and their value can often extend to helping you restore a tooth’s strength and integrity when its structure has been damaged. For instance, chips or cracks in a tooth’s structure might be restored and prevented from becoming worse with a custom-designed veneer placed on the damaged tooth.
3. Create an entire smile makeover
Placing a single veneer on your tooth can help improve its health and appearance in several ways. Yet, many patients benefit even more from veneers when they have multiple teeth with different issues to address. Because of their ability to completely transform a tooth’s appearance, porcelain veneers can be utilized for a number of different smile improvement goals. This can include addressing severe tooth discoloration, restoring chipped or cracked teeth, creating a more symmetrical contour for your smile, and more. With multiple veneers, you may be able to address all of your smile’s concerns at one time, minimizing your complete smile makeover plan to just a single treatment.
Learn what porcelain veneers can do for you
With one or more custom-designed porcelain veneers, you can do more for your smile than you might expect with just a single, minimally invasive treatment. To learn more, call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234.