Each morning you’ve enjoyed your coffee-and-doughnuts routine as a quick break from your busy and hectic life. But one day recently you looked at your smile in the mirror and realized your morning ritual and a number of other factors such as nicotine, wine, and simple wear over time have taken their toll on your teeth. Maybe you also have one tooth that is a little less than straight, or you might have a gap between two teeth. Perhaps you think your gums show too much when you smile. All of these problems have made you embarrassed of the way your mouth looks, and you’d love to find a way to feel more confident about your smile.
If you are considering aesthetic improvements and would like dramatic results, check with your dental professional to see if porcelain veneers are the right choice for you.
How can porcelain veneers help fix my smile?
Porcelain veneers can help with all of the issues listed above, and more. They can:
- Mask teeth that are aged or discolored
- Hide years of wear or severe stains
- Close gaps between teeth that have shifted
- Repair teeth that are crooked or worn
- Adjust tooth shape or size
- Fix a gummy smile
How do they work?
Manufactured by a dental technician in a laboratory, porcelain veneers are ceramic, wafer-thin shells that are often not much wider than a fingernail. They are bonded to the front of one tooth or several teeth using resin cement, and can be used simply on what shows when you smile, or can be used for a full mouth makeover.
What makes porcelain veneers so special?
While veneers are more expensive than some other dental treatments, they are extremely versatile, and the technology behind them has evolved to meet a number of aesthetic and restorative needs. Because of the way they are made, veneers can be designed to match the shade and translucency of neighboring teeth, looking very much like a natural tooth. Porcelain veneers also have a surface that resists staining and can provide an attractive, polished restoration for 10 to 15 years. To learn more about porcelain veneers, visit our dentist office in La Crosse, Wisconsin.