In a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 54% of participants agreed that as they age, a beautiful smile can withstand time and contribute toward a more youthful appearance. If you’re interested in rejuvenating your smile, consider four ways porcelain veneers can help.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Thin wafers of porcelain are custom made and bonded to the fronts of the teeth that show when you smile. Your natural teeth will be conservatively prepared to ensure the veneers fit well and look natural.
How Can They Help?
Porcelain veneers can rejuvenate your smile and make it look younger in several ways.
Alignment and Spacing
If your teeth are misaligned, orthodontic treatment might not be necessary. In a few weeks, misalignment, gaps, and spaces between teeth can be corrected with porcelain veneers. Teeth that are well aligned can give you a more youthful smile.
Usually, teeth whitening treatment breaks down deeply embedded stains. Porcelain veneers can be used for complex whitening cases, including:
- Fluorosis stains
- Tetracycline stains
- Genetically discolored teeth
- Changes in tooth color due to medical conditions or prescription medications.
A variety of factors can influence the size of your teeth. If the size of your teeth is properly proportioned, your smile can have a more youthful appearance. Veneers can help in the following situations:
- Worn teeth
- Genetically small teeth
Well-shaped teeth contribute to an attractive smile. If your teeth are too pointy, round, or square for your preference, porcelain veneers can reshape them in a way that looks natural and complements your facial features.
Protect Your Investment in Porcelain Veneers
If you take good care of them, porcelain veneers can last 15 to 20 years or more. Ensure your maintenance and dental cleanings and exams are only performed by a dentist and hygienist who have been specifically trained to care for porcelain veneers. If the wrong dental tools are used, your veneers can be damaged.
This post is sponsored by Philadelphia, PA cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Weiss.