As we grow older, our teeth naturally begin to display signs of wear and tear from a lifetime of use even if we take care of them as best we can. These little cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments can be unsightly and make us feel embarrassed to smile how we want.
If you find yourself spotting your smile’s flaws whenever you glance in the mirror, porcelain dental veneers could be the smile restoration option for you. This helpful cosmetic procedure can correct these issues with one relatively simple procedure — like a facelift for your smile.
Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers
With porcelain dental veneers, Dunnellon, FL dentist Dr. Carter Perkins of Perkins Dentistry can improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can correct spaces between your teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth or whiten stained teeth. If your teeth are chipped or are showing signs of wear, porcelain veneers can shield them from greater damage while also refreshing their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural.
Foods that are dark or acidic, like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can discolor and stain our enamel and sometimes even cause increased sensitivity within our teeth. Everything we consume affects our bodies AND our teeth but some — like coffee or fruit juice — are more prone to leave stains than others. If you have both minor damage to your teeth like chips and dents and also staining, porcelain veneers is an option to correct both issues at once.
For minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers are a more affordable and simpler option than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are custom-designed for each patient’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so your Perkins Dentistry dentist can specially design yours to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.
Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?
The veneers are installed by your Dr. Perkins or his associate, Dr. Barth, after he or she removes the outermost layer of enamel. This allows for the veneers to be placed without feeling overly large in your mouth or changing the shape of it. Then they are simply cemented to the teeth.
This differs from a dental crown, where the teeth are removed or altered during the process. When you choose dental veneers, the teeth in your smile will still be your own natural teeth, simply covered with a protective porcelain layer, resulting in an enhanced version of your smile!
While porcelain veneers can solve many different dental options for many patients, there are some patients for whom porcelain veneers may not be the best option. For example, those patients with bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may want to consult with Dr. Perkins about addressing this problem before veneers are installed as grinding can damage veneers.
Also, patients with very sensitive teeth may not wish to undergo the procedure to prepare their teeth for veneers until this issue is addressed as the removal of the enamel can be uncomfortable. Fortunately, most patients are able to benefit from this helpful cosmetic procedure once the above issues have been resolved.
Dental Veneers In Dunnellon, FL
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with the dental care team at Perkins Dentistry. Call (352) 440-5827 or schedule a consultation online today.