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4 Ways Porcelain Veneers Can Transform Your Smile

Dec 01, 2023

4 Ways Porcelain Veneers Can Transform Your Smile
If your smile makes you frown, you have several options that can turn your grin around. Veneers cover a variety of smile-ruining features and can transform your teeth into dazzling, uniform models of perfection. Find out if they can fix your smile.

Few people are born with perfect teeth, but you can get what nature didn’t dole out from experienced cosmetic dentists like those at Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces in San Antonio, TX. We have five offices serving patients of all ages.

Dental veneers have been around for a long time, helping people cover imperfections with an ultra-thin, tooth-colored shell that permanently adheres to the front side of the problem tooth or teeth. 

The process begins by making a mold or 3D image of your teeth to create the porcelain shells. The mold or images are sent with the tooth dimensions to the dental lab, where they are custom-fabricated.

 A tiny amount of enamel is removed from the teeth to make space for the veneers. Once the veneers are created, they are bonded in place.

Porcelain perfection

Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces uses porcelain to custom fabricate veneers. Porcelain is the superior choice because it best mimics the appearance of natural teeth by reflecting light. Porcelain also resists stains better than resin veneers. 

Reasons to consider veneers

Depending on what’s wrong with your teeth, you have many cosmetic dentistry options to repair and restore your smile. One of those options — veneers — is particularly versatile. Here are the top four most common reasons our patients choose porcelain veneers.

1. Veneers repair and hide cracks and chips

Any breach in your tooth’s enamel is a gateway for bacteria. Even if the look of a cracked or chipped tooth doesn’t bother you, you’ll need treatment eventually as decay sets in.

2. Veneers cover discolored teeth

We offer excellent professional teeth whitening treatments. But occasionally, tooth discoloration is so advanced that it needs next-level treatment. That’s where veneers come in, covering the gray, brown, or yellow that shows through from within.

3. Veneers close gaps

Gaps in your teeth expose your gums to bacteria and allow food to get stuck in the spaces. If you only have a gap between your two front teeth, you don’t need full-mouth orthodontic treatment; you just need veneers to span the gap.

4. Veneers correct odd shapes and sizes

You may have a single tooth smaller than all the others, making it appear as if you have a baby tooth that never fell out. Or maybe you have a tooth that’s too pointy, square, or angular. Veneers effectively reshape your misshapen or missized teeth and unify your smile.

To learn more about what veneers can do for you and the other cosmetic treatments we offer, such as crowns, teeth whitening, and dental implants, schedule an appointment by requesting one online or calling us today.