A dentist in Philadelphia can rejuvenate a smile and enhance one’s natural beauty with cosmetic dentistry using several methods. When patients are interested in seeking a smile makeover, they may be introduced to the idea of placing porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are commonly used in cosmetic dentistry as they can be utilized in many different ways. They have several benefits versus alternative solutions such as dental bonding, which can be discussed during a consultation appointment at Innovative Dental By Dr. A serving the Philadelphia community.
Dr. A describes porcelain veneers as very thin restorations made of ceramic. This ceramic is custom-fabricated at an outside laboratory for precise integration into the smile. These shells of porcelain are bonded to the front of a natural tooth to cover problems such as unusually shaped natural teeth, misalignment, permanent staining, and breakage. They are extremely versatile which makes them a wonderful restoration for smile makeovers.
The ideal candidate for porcelain dental veneers is patients with a healthy smile who want to cover up areas of imperfection, including chipped, cracked, stained, uneven, and crooked teeth. Patients can discuss the cost and experience with Dr. A during their initial consultation visit with him and his team.
There are several advantages to placing porcelain veneers. They are virtually undetectable within the smile since porcelain is semi-translucent, allowing it to blend in with one’s natural teeth. They are versatile, covering multiple dental concerns at once, and they are stain resistant. They can last for years and are easy for patients to maintain, as they care for them as they do their natural teeth.
There are a few alternatives to using porcelain veneers depending on whether they are effective in treating specific dental concerns. Tooth discoloration may be improved with teeth bleaching solutions and dental bonding can be used to cover similar problems in a short-term manner. Orthodontic treatment can be used to straighten misaligned teeth, and patients may use dental crowns for protecting larger teeth near the back of the mouth. Dr. A will present all options to patients who visit his practice to learn about the advantages and limitations porcelain veneers provide.