Cosmetic Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers are probably the most powerful treatment available in cosmetic dentistry. If you are looking to correct several cosmetic complaints with your smile, veneers can likely help. Discolored teeth, crooked teeth, chipped teeth, gapped teeth, and many more cosmetic problems can all be corrected with porcelain veneers.

The best way to learn how porcelain veneers can improve you smile is to talk to a cosmetic dentist about the procedure. To schedule an appointment in Edmond, Oklahoma, please call 405-622-8996 to speak with Dr. Terry Bass today.

What Porcelain Veneers Can Improve

Porcelain veneers are highly flexible treatments and can address many types of cosmetic problems, including:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Gapped smile
  • Crooked teeth

Some of these complaints have multiple treatment options, but only porcelain veneers are able to treat all of them at the same time.

Benefits of Tooth Whitening with Porcelain Veneers

Tooth whitening is a very popular cosmetic dentistry procedure, and it is generally very successful, but it does have limitations. Tooth whitening is most effective against surface-level staining by food and tobacco. It is not very effective against stains that are incorporated into the structure of the tooth. Results are limited by the color of your natural tooth enamel, and may be short-lived.

Whitening with porcelain veneers allows you to pick any shade you want your teeth to be, and is never limited by the color of your natural tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers are also highly stain resistant and give years, as opposed to months, of a whiter smile.

Benefits of Tooth Reshaping with Porcelain Veneers

Many types of tooth reshaping can be accomplished with dental bonding. The plastic composite material (also used in some tooth-colored fillings) can be applied to cracked, chipped, or misshapen teeth.

Porcelain veneers have many advantages over dental bonding. Porcelain veneers have a more natural luster, so they look more like natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are also color-matched in a lab, as opposed to being mixed in the dentist’s office, which may give a better match. Finally, porcelain veneers are much more durable than dental bonding.

Benefits of Smile Reshaping with Porcelain Veneers

If you have minor gaps, they can be corrected with dental bonding instead of porcelain veneers. You can also straighten a smile and closing gaps between teeth using orthodontic treatment.

We have already talked about the benefits of porcelain veneers over dental bonding, but porcelain veneers also have significant advantages over orthodontic treatment as well. Orthodontic treatment can take a year or more for some types of correction, but porcelain veneers can achieve a straighter smile in weeks to months. And unlike orthodontic treatment, you don’t have to wear a retainer to maintain the results of porcelain veneers.

Are you ready to take advantage of the cosmetic benefits of porcelain veneers? If so, then contact Dr. Terry Bass online or call 405-622-8996 in Edmond, Oklahoma for a consultation.