Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Veneers
Encinitas, Carlsbad, and San Diego
Porcelain veneers let you create the smile you have always wanted. Veneers let you focus on improving the cosmetic shortcomings of your teeth in the least invasive way, and without sacrificing tooth function and health. Porcelain veneers have the advantage of enhancing your smile in a simple, effective procedure, without the invasiveness of past cosmetic treatments.
To find out if porcelain veneers are right for you, a dentist must examine your teeth and determine your unique cosmetic needs. Experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Mary A. Walsh-Cole provides porcelain veneers to people living in San Diego, Encinitas and the surrounding California areas. Porcelain veneers benefit the cosmetic appearance of your teeth, creating a stunning smile.
Common Cosmetic Dental Problems
In the past, tooth crowns or braces were the treatment of choice for improving cosmetic dental problems. Crowns work well as a restoration for severely damaged teeth, but crowns are a somewhat invasive tool when used to repair only cosmetic problems.
With the innovation of dental veneers, dentists now have a painless, minimally invasive way to improve their patients' smiles. Instead of braces – which are often worn for years – patients may now receive instant orthodontics, a treatment using veneers to fix cosmetic issues not requiring orthodontics.
Porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of common cosmetic problems, including:
- Minor chips and cracks
- Gaps between teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
- Tooth discoloration and stains
- Uneven tooth length
- Misshapen teeth
- Minor tooth wear and surface damage
Most of these problems do not require extensive dental restorations. Instead of using a crown, which requires the natural tooth to be scaled down, porcelain veneers are used to correct cosmetic problems while retaining your natural tooth.
With porcelain veneers, you have more control over the appearance of your smile. Some people desire a Hollywood-style smile with uniform teeth, while other patients ask for veneers that will create a natural but aesthetically pleasing smile. During a consultation with Dr. Mary Walsh-Cole, D.M.D., you will discuss your options and your unique smile design.
Using Veneers to Conceal Cosmetic Flaws
Porcelain is a durable ceramic material. Porcelain veneers are favored by many cosmetic dentists because of the advantages of the material. These advantages include:
- Stain resistance
- Natural appearance
Even though porcelain veneers are quite strong, they are also very thin. The placement of a veneer requires only a small amount of enamel to be removed from your teeth, so the veneer can be placed over your tooth.
A primary benefit of porcelain veneers is the retention of natural tooth. A veneer gently conceals the flaws of your teeth without removing much of the tooth structure. The veneer simply improves tooth appearance without detracting from function.
If you are interested in porcelain veneers in San Diego or the surrounding areas, please contact experienced Encinitas cosmetic dentist Dr. Mary A. Walsh-Cole to schedule a consultation.