Realizing that your smile isn’t all that you wish it was is one thing. Once you do, it’s natural to want to improve its appearance, but knowing exactly how is another thing altogether. The good news is that you have a wide range of cosmetic dentistry choices to address virtually any concern you might have with your smile’s appearance. For many people, one or more custom porcelain veneers can offer the optimal choice, and for many different reasons. In addition to their highly lifelike cosmetic benefits, veneers can also fix a variety of issues that could impact the long-term health and integrity of your tooth structure.
From a cosmetic standpoint, a crack in your tooth’s surface may not be as highly noticeable as other concerns, but it can still have a notable impact on your smile’s appearance. If the crack isn’t too severe, then cosmetic treatment such as a porcelain veneer may be the best way to improve it. A veneer is bonded to the front surface of a tooth, which only requires minimal tooth preparation. In addition to correcting the tooth’s appearance, bonding the porcelain veneer to its cracked surface can also help restore the tooth’s strength and integrity. As a restorative solution, the veneer can help you prevent the crack in your tooth structure from becoming more severe.
Discoloration is one of the more common cosmetic smile concerns, but in many cases, it occurs on the surfaces of your teeth. This makes cosmetic teeth-whitening one of the most frequently performed treatments for stained teeth, as well as one of the most minimally invasive options. However, when teeth become discolored underneath their semi-translucent enamel, teeth-whitening may not be an effective option for improving them. Instead, we may suggest utilizing an appropriate number of porcelain veneers to instantly improve your tooth discoloration.
The alignment of your teeth plays several important roles beyond your smile’s appearance. When they’re severely misaligned, you may need orthodontic correction to restore your bite’s balance. However, in some minor cases, the problem may be more cosmetic than functional. If so, the strategic placement of one or more porcelain veneers may be able to improve their alignment and overall contour of your smile.
When you have an issue with your smile’s health or appearance, you might be full of what-if questions. To find out if porcelain veneers might be the best answer, schedule an appointment by calling Yelena Popkova D.D.S. in Merrimack, NH, today at 603-595-9400. We also serve the residents of Nashua, Hudson, Manchester, Milford, and all surrounding communities.