How Can Porcelain Veneers Help My Smile?

How Can Porcelain Veneers Help My Smile?

Many people who visit our cosmetic dentistry office near Bluepoint have great dental health, but are simply unhappy with the appearance of their smile. Maybe they have gapped teeth, or some of their teeth are much smaller than the others. Maybe they have a discolored tooth that stands out in their otherwise perfect smile. Whatever the case may be, we frequently recommend porcelain veneers as a time-tested solution for a wide variety of cosmetic concerns.

How Porcelain Veneers Work

A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is affixed to the front of a tooth, covering the tooth from the gum to tip in the front like a shield. Veneers can be dyed to match the appearance of the rest of your smile, or made very white to give you a dazzling summer smile. In order to have a veneer applied, a small amount of enamel will be removed from the front of the tooth in one appointment, and then the custom veneer will be affixed in the next appointment by a cosmetic dentist.

What Porcelain Veneers Can Address

Cosmetic dentistry near Bluepoint is all about helping you love your smile. Veneers are used to cover many cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Stained teeth that aren’t responding to whitening.
  • Cracks in the front teeth.
  • Chipped teeth.
  • Minor gaps that don’t require braces to be functional and healthy.
  • Teeth that are unevenly shaped or sized.

In fact, there are very few cosmetic concerns that porcelain veneers cannot address. Teeth that do not have enough tooth structure for the veneer to be adhered to, and concerns about very gummy smiles, are likely to be the only areas that veneers cannot address.

Contact Us to Learn More about Porcelain Veneers

Here in our office near Bluepoint, we are always ready to answer any questions about porcelain veneers or other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Call us at Al Berger, DDS at 631-589-2600, or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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