Addressing imperfect teeth with porcelain veneers
Imperfections of the smile may cause patients to feel self-conscious and affect their confidence. Don’t hesitate talking to your dentist about ways to fix them. Patients may fear expensive cosmetic treatments that are only affordable by the Hollywood elite. However, Dr. Brian Gradinger is a cosmetic dentist who is proud to offer affordable options for enhancing the smile and covering flaws that might be impacting the patient’s confidence and self-esteem. One popular option is the porcelain veneer, a thin facing that covers problem areas of the smile with ease!
What are porcelain veneers?
Dr. Gradinger of Valencia, California, explains that veneers are usually not much more than a fingernail thick. The veneers contain porcelain, fabricated by master ceramists at our favorite dental lab and are used for recreating the natural look of teeth. In addition to covering imperfections, it also provides strength and resilience similar to that of natural tooth enamel. Veneers can be used on both the upper and lower teeth and can be an excellent option for people looking for a more long-term option when compared with composite. Veneers are natural-looking and can enhance the smile’s appearance.
What can porcelain veneers address?
There are several reasons why a patient might consider porcelain veneers. These restorations can cover the following issues with a smile:
- Misshapen teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Chipped/broken teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option because they offer many benefits, such as:
- Improved appearance: Porcelain veneers can give you a straighter, more even smile.
- Natural-looking results: Porcelain veneers can be made to either match your natural teeth’s color, shape, and size or can be made to create a brand new smile!
- Durability: Porcelain veneers are strong and long-lasting. With proper care, they can last for years and years.
- Low maintenance: Porcelain veneers are easy to take care of and require the same oral hygiene routine as your natural teeth.
How do I find out if I’m a candidate for porcelain veneers?
If you are considering porcelain veneers, you must consult with a qualified cosmetic dentist such as Dr. Brian Gradinger to see if they are the right option for you. His office is located at 23838 Valencia Boulevard, Suite #301, and can be reached by phone to book an appointment by calling (661) 450-6650 or visiting the appointment request page here on our website.
Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.