Not Happy With Your Smile? 5 Reasons Why You Need Porcelain Veneers
Searching for that perfect smile? By now, you know that your oral health is in your hands. But this time, we’ve got the solution for you! You may have spent time researching how to get that perfect smile back, and porcelain veneers may be the answer for you.
A veneer is a thin layer of dental material cemented over the front, or facial surface, of a tooth. Veneers improve the aesthetics of a smile (shape, color, size) and protect the tooth’s surface from damage. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain. Porcelain veneers are usually superior to composite because they last longer and maintain their quality longer.
Here are 5 reasons why you may want (or need) porcelain veneers:
1. You are unsatisfied with your smile
You probably wouldn’t have come across this article if you were fully happy with your smile. You may be unsatisfied with your smile because you have uneven or discolored teeth due to smoking or use of certain medications. Whatever the reason for you being unhappy with your smile, porcelain veneers could be the solution to your problem.
2. Your teeth are chipped or cracked
Porcelain veneers can conceal and seal chipped or cracked teeth. These thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials are designed to cover the front surface of a tooth, changing its color and shape to create an improved appearance.
3. Severely discolored teeth
As we’ve mentioned above, you might be unhappy with your smile because of your discolored teeth. Discoloration may occur after root canal treatment, stains from certain food and drinks, or from taking certain medications such as tetracycline. Excessive fluoride intake during tooth development, as well as staining and discoloration from large resin fillings, also cause discoloration. The color of a porcelain veneer is carefully chosen to create a natural appearance.
4. Crooked or misaligned teeth
Some people have misaligned teeth or teeth that have craters or holes in them, making teeth appear uneven. Causes of misaligned teeth may be: early loss of baby or adult teeth, mouths that are too small for the teeth resulting in overcrowding, unusual pressure on the teeth and gums, or misalignment of the jaw. Veneers offer a strong option for fixing crooked or misaligned teeth.
5. Your teeth may already be worn out
It’s normal for our teeth to wear down as we get older after years of chewing on Big Macs and baby back ribs. Bruxism, however, is when a person grinds their teeth from stress or anxiety. The pressure caused from grinding of the upper and lower teeth may result in premature tooth wear. In situations like these, porcelain veneers, or possibly crowns, can be used to restore the exterior form of the tooth.
So what are you waiting for? Give us a call now to discuss your porcelain veneer options. Good luck!