When Are Porcelain Veneers Right for My Smile?

January 19, 2018

Some cosmetic issues with your smile may give you a sense of individuality. Perhaps you have a small gap in your front teeth that makes your smile feel unique to you. If your smile is healthy and it makes you feel confident, you already have a perfect smile. If your smile makes you feel self-conscious or if you ever find yourself smiling with your mouth closed or you try to cover your smile when you talk or laugh, your smile may need an upgrade. Porcelain veneers can help give you a smile that will make you feel confident and secure. When do you know when porcelain veneers are right for your smile?

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain is a ceramic material that is very similar to the enamel of your natural teeth. The translucent quality of porcelain is what gives it a very natural appearance. Veneers are wafer-thin shells made out of porcelain that are permanently applied directly to the front of your teeth. The veneers are custom-created to give you the color, shape, and size of teeth that will give you a upgraded, unique smile.

Issues That Can Be Addressed

Porcelain veneers can close large gaps in between your teeth or help to make the gaps smaller. If you have teeth that are irregular in shape or size, veneers can cover these teeth to make your smile more symmetrical. Jagged edges, chips, or cracks on the surface of your teeth can all be covered by veneers. Discoloration that comes from within the tooth cannot be removed by whitening, but it can be addressed with porcelain veneers.

What About Other Cosmetic Options?

Porcelain veneers can be a great option for a full smile makeover when you have multiple teeth or multiple issues to address. However, if you have a single broken tooth or just one or a few teeth with issues, you may be able to address it with a crown or cosmetic bonding. Stains on the outer enamel of the teeth may be able to be removed through a whitening treatment.

Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Your Smile?

Porcelain veneers can address multiple cosmetic issues. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.