A perfect smile does not mean a smile that looks like everyone else’s. A perfect smile is one that makes you feel confident. If blemishes, crookedness, or gaps make you too self-conscious to smile proudly, then you lack a perfect smile. Porcelain veneers can cover and correct many cosmetic dental issues. The veneers can be molded and shaped to look natural for your smile. Veneers can give a smile that you will be proud to show off, but it will be a smile that is your own and perfect for you. How do you know when veneers are the right choice for you and your smile?
Veneers cover just the front of the tooth to update the appearance. When redesigning the smile, the veneers can be added to multiple teeth at one time. Large gaps can be covered with veneers. Deep staining that cannot be removed through cleanings or whitening can be covered up with veneers. Veneers can fix the appearance of crooked, misshaped, and misaligned teeth. Teeth with chips, cracks, or blemishes can also be addressed. Composite bonding may be a good option if you only have a single tooth with a cosmetic issue.
If you suffer from tooth decay or gum disease, veneers may not be the best option. Veneers are a cosmetic fix. Dental crowns may be a good option if a tooth is needing to be restored and protected after treatment such as root canal therapy or an extraction. Porcelain veneers are durable, but if you grind your teeth, they might not be the best option. Of course, veneers may still be a viable option if you are treated for bruxism (teeth grinding) with an oral appliance.
Learn more about veneers and your smile from Dr. Carmona. To schedule a consultation at Austin Prosthodontics, call 512-250-9444. We also proudly welcome patients from Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Leander, and all surrounding Texas communities.