There are a number of cosmetic dental procedures that can transform the way your teeth look. One popular option is porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can quickly transform the look of your teeth. Veneers are often the least invasive and most cost-effective option for people looking to improve the look of their teeth. Are porcelain veneers the right option for you? If you are unhappy with the shape of your teeth, have discolored or damaged teeth, or are looking for an alternative to porcelain crowns then veneers may be the best option.
Are you unhappy with the shape of your teeth?
If you are unhappy with the shape of your teeth porcelain veneers may be able to help. Veneers can often be tailored to provide you with the shape and proportions you desire for your teeth. This is a very individualized process so you will need to visit a veneer expert to find out if the current condition of your teeth will allow for veneers and the changes you want.
Are your teeth discolored?
Porcelain veneers are a great option for people who have permanently discolored teeth. If you have tried at-home and professional teeth whitening with limited or no results then porcelain veneers may be your best option. Your dentist will work with you to find a shade of veneers that looks natural and works with the teeth that will not have veneers.
Are your teeth damaged?
There are some types of tooth damage that can be repaired with porcelain veneers. For example, chipped or cracked teeth can often be transformed with the help of porcelain veneers. Talk to your dentist about the condition of your damaged teeth to make sure that there is not more serious damage to the structure. If the damage is primarily cosmetic then porcelain veneers may be the best option for repair.
Are you looking for an option less invasive than crowns?
Porcelain crowns can be a great option if you are ready to transform the look of your teeth. But, the process of getting porcelain crowns is more invasive, time consuming, and costly than porcelain veneers. If veneers will give you the look and results you desire then they should be considered before you move on to the option of porcelain crowns.
If you have been living with misshaped, discolored, or damaged teeth then porcelain veneers can potentially fix those issues and give you a smile you are happy with once again. Veneers are a less invasive and less expensive option than crowns which makes them worth exploring as you look for cosmetic dentistry options. Getting great looking veneers involves art and science so it is important to choose a dentist who is skilled in both aspects. You can learn more about this cosmetic dentistry option along with others on the Samuels Dental Arts website.
Peter J Samuels DDS is a local Gettysburg dentist and a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.