Patients who want to improve their smiles but have several different cosmetic concerns to address often fear that the only way to regain their confidence is to undergo multiple, perhaps extensive, dental treatments. Fortunately, many of them are surprised to learn that they can enjoy a healthier-looking and more attractive smile with just a single procedure – porcelain veneers. Recently, we discussed how veneers can help some patients avoid orthodontic treatment with the help of one or more custom veneers. Today, we examine how else veneers can fix your smile by discussing a few issues that they commonly address.
Internal tooth discoloration
When your teeth are stained but don’t respond to teeth-whitening, the problem may be that the stains aren’t on the surfaces of your teeth. Internal discoloration can occur for several different reasons, such as over-consumption of fluoride as a child or the use of certain antibiotics. As long as it doesn’t indicate internal tooth infection or damage, your dentist may be able to correct the discoloration with an appropriate number of porcelain veneers.
Chipped or worn teeth
Because veneers are made from durable, customized porcelain, they’re durable enough to effectively rebuild the tooth structure of chipped and/or worn down teeth. Because placing a dental crown over each damaged tooth would require comprehensive preparation, veneers can offer a more conservative option that minimizes how much of your tooth structure must be modified.
Multiple smile concerns
If you have chipped and discolored teeth, along with one or more other concerns, then the greatest benefit of veneers is that they can address them all simultaneously. Each veneer mimics the front surface of a tooth and is carefully bonded to the tooth to recreate its appearance. The ability to completely revamp the visible parts of multiple teeth means veneers can completely makeover smiles even in some complex cases.
Find Out if Veneers Can Fix Your Smile
With the ability to address several different cosmetic issues with highly lifelike results, porcelain veneers can be the optimal solution for fixing your smile, as well. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of Chicago and all surrounding communities in the Chicago Metro area.