While watching TV or browsing online, you’ve probably noticed a celebrity or two with dazzling teeth and wondered how they got such perfect smiles. Chances are, they have porcelain veneers! A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that covers the front of each tooth. They bond directly to the front of the tooth and look exactly like a natural tooth. It is a purely cosmetic procedure that is minimally invasive. So how do you know if porcelain veneers are right for you? Here are a few reasons:
1. If you have gaps or slightly crooked teeth
Porcelain veneers are excellent at covering up unsightly gaps between teeth as well as making teeth appear straighter. Your teeth may not be crooked enough for braces but you’d like them to look more uniform, porcelain veneers are a good option. The veneers are customized to your mouth, so you can achieve the look you’ve always wanted!
2. If your teeth are too small or large
Sometimes a person may have a few teeth that are too small or large and stick out when they are smiling; misshapen teeth can be easily fixed with porcelain veneers. Veneers can create any kind of tooth shape that you want, so the options are endless.
3. If your teeth are badly discolored
To achieve that “celebrity” white, sometimes traditional teeth whitening won’t do the trick if your teeth are discolored. Unlike natural teeth, veneers do not yellow over time, making them a great choice to maintain a whiter smile.