Are you looking for a solution to improve minor imperfections in your smile? Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry choice. They are very thin shells that, once applied to the top of your teeth, help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Dr. Amy Shoumer, DMD, applies veneers in one office visit. And because they are made out of porcelain, they are natural-looking, long-lasting, and stain-resistant. Porcelain veneers can improve many teeth issues, including some of these more common imperfections.
1. Gaps Between Teeth
Sometimes your permanent teeth erupt perfectly aligned. However, it’s common for a person to have gaps in their smile because their teeth have come in at an angle. While braces or aligners could help better align teeth, this treatment is lengthy and may not be necessary to improve your smile. Fortunately, small gaps can easily and quickly be fixed with porcelain veneers.
2. A Chipped Tooth
A minor chip on your tooth might not significantly affect your oral health, but you might be concerned about the way it impacts your smile. A porcelain veneer covers your natural tooth to hide the appearance of a chipped tooth.
3. Tooth Discoloration
Tooth discoloration happens when your teeth don’t look as bright or white as they used to. This discoloration could occur because of food or drinks, lifestyle habits, age, or internal damage. You might also use a whitening treatment and notice that one or more teeth don’t whiten like the rest. A porcelain veneer can help your tooth match the surrounding teeth.
4. Worn Down Teeth
Over time, the protective outer layer of a tooth, also called its enamel can start to wear down. You might notice this if the tips of your teeth start to shorten or look misshapen. A porcelain veneer can easily fix the appearance of worn-down teeth.
5. Irregularly Shaped Teeth
Genetics can sometimes be responsible for teeth that aren’t ideally shaped. For example, you might have front teeth that appear too small or pointy. Porcelain veneers placed on top of these teeth will improve their shape and size in ways that other cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as whitening or straightening, cannot.
Ask Dr. Amy Shoumer About Veneers
If you have any concerns or imperfections with your teeth, ask Dr. Shoumer about porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of your smile. The process to more beautiful teeth is easy, and they can last for as long as 20 years with proper care.
Learn more about porcelain veneers with Dr. Shoumer in Bryn Mawr today.