3 reasons to choose porcelain veneersCosmetic dentistry services in Austin are designed to restore the youthful, blemish-free glow to your smile, but the nature of your teeth allows little room for error. Since you can’t regrow your tooth structure, you can only manipulate it so much before causing serious, irreversible damage. One of the main benefits of porcelain veneers is that they can address several different kinds of issues without requiring extensive amounts of tooth preparation. For best results, cosmetically and for your dental health, your dentist may recommend porcelain veneers to help you simultaneously transform and preserve your natural smile.

1. Veneers are minimally-invasive

To place a dental crown, the tooth it’s meant to cover has to be sculpted down to accommodate the restoration. By contrast, porcelain veneers are only applied to the front surfaces of your teeth, and don’t require the complete reshaping of each tooth. Each hand-crafted veneer is typically less than 05.mm—the same minimal amount of enamel that your dentist will sculpt from each tooth before placing them.

2. Veneers are lifelike

Porcelain veneers blend in with your smile in two ways; their expert craftsmanship, and the porcelain that closely mimics your natural teeth’s color and light-reflecting properties. Like the enamel around your teeth, dental porcelain is semi-translucent, and can be tinted to match the exact shade of your natural smile.

3. Veneers are versatile

Their construct makes them effective, but one of the more prominent reasons why porcelain veneers are so popular is because they can cover more than one cosmetic issue at a time. Being bonded to the front, most visible parts of your teeth allows the veneers to address a number of cosmetic dental blemishes, including;

  • Intrinsic, or internal, tooth discoloration (which can’t be resolved with teeth-whitening)
  • Excessively worn or oddly-shaped teeth
  • Chipped edges, minor cracks, and other surface irregularities
  • Visible spaces between teeth
  • Minor malocclusion (teeth misalignment)

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