Porcelain veneers are a great way to improve the appearance of your teeth, but what causes unattractive teeth that porcelain veneers can fix? Here are a few of the reasons why people are unhappy with their smiles and want cosmetic dentistry’s most powerful procedure.
A gap in the smile, technically known as a diastema, is a common smile problem that people want to correct, and porcelain veneers are a great solution. Unlike orthodontics, porcelain veneers can be completed quickly to give you a smile that is free of gaps and wholly attractive.
Stained or Eroded Teeth
Teeth whitening is a very popular procedure because people know that a discolored smile can make you look older and less attractive. But it doesn’t always work for discolored teeth. If teeth are deeply stained or if the enamel has thinned, showing the dentin underneath, then teeth whitening won’t work, and people look to porcelain veneers to get the results they want.
Congenital Tooth Problems
A poorly shaped or small tooth can really stand out in your smile, making you self-conscious. Whether it’s a retained baby tooth or other cause for an unusually-shaped tooth in your smile, porcelain veneers can help. Sometimes, though, there may be reasons why we would prefer to replace the retained tooth with dental implants.
There are many causes of tooth trauma, such as playing sports without a mouthguard, car accidents, and even violence. But in all cases, the result can be damaged teeth that just don’t look attractive. Porcelain veneers can often be used to improve the appearance of damaged teeth.
With age, our teeth naturally experience wear, but for some people it’s really bad. Bruxism–teeth clenching and grinding–leads to extreme wear at a young age. Unfortunately, it can also damage veneers. So it’s important to get evaluation of your bite by a neuromuscular dentist to ensure your veneers won’t suffer the same as your natural teeth.
Unhappy with Your Smile?
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Whether the cause is any of the above or if it’s something unique, our San Diego cosmetic dentist can design you a beautiful new smile.
To schedule a consultation about your new smile, please call (619) 299-5925 for an appointment at Strober Dental.