Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made tooth coverings that are permanently attached to the front surface of your teeth. At McDowell Dental & Aesthetics, we love helping patients rejuvenate their smiles through this transformational cosmetic treatment.
Below are six of the most common problems that veneers can correct.
For patients whose misalignment does not cause pain or affect their ability to eat or speak, veneers can help create the illusion of straight teeth. By crafting veneers that appear straight and affixing them to the front of your existing teeth, your dentist can give you a straighter smile without the need for orthodontic treatment.
However, it is important to note that some patients should still consider braces or aligners. Misalignment can increase the risk of oral health diseases, like cavities and gingivitis, so veneers are only best when addressing mild crookedness.
Age, diet, smoking, certain medications, and other factors can all lead to staining and discoloration of your teeth. For many people, this leads to self-consciousness. Veneers can cover staining and darkening, restoring a bright white smile and your confidence.
You can chip a tooth biting into hard candy, tripping and falling, or grinding your teeth at night. In many cases, these chips affect your self-image more than the function of your teeth. Veneers can improve the appearance of a chipped tooth, so you can smile without feeling self-conscious.
Many patients who don’t smile often cite gaps in their teeth as the culprit. Gaps between teeth are both normal and easy to cover with dental veneers. Veneers can be crafted slightly wider than the tooth to either side of the gap so the teeth meet, virtually eliminating the space.
Small cracks can develop in your teeth with age and wear and tear. Grinding your teeth increases your risk. These cracks tend to discolor sooner than the tooth around them, making them stand out when you smile. Veneers can cover cracks, improving how your tooth looks and protecting the interior of the tooth from bacteria.
Porcelain veneers can provide an added layer of protection for patients with sensitive teeth. By creating an additional layer of protection, veneers can enhance both your smile’s appearance and your comfort.
Schedule a Veneers Appointment With Us
Ready to find out how porcelain veneers can help you achieve your dental goals? Please call 218-885-0555 to schedule your consultation appointment at McDowell Dental & Aesthetics in Abington, PA, today. Dr. Ashley McDowell, DMD, is passionate about cosmetic and general dentistry; her dedication to her patients’ health and happiness helps her deliver phenomenal, long-lasting results.