As we age, our teeth naturally begin to show signs of wear and tear from a lifetime of use. These cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments can hurt our self-image and make us self-conscious. Maybe you see your smile in the mirror and are overwhelmed by all the different problems you see? Maybe you’re worried about the amount of work that you’ll need to have the smile you want? The discomfort of it all? The cost? Dental veneers could be way to correct a multitude of problems with just one procedure.
Why Choose Porcelain Dental Veneers?
With porcelain dental veneers, Bradenton FL dentist Dr. Nish Patel of Manatee Advanced Dentistry can improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers reduce gaps between your teeth, correct short or misshapen teeth or brighten stained teeth. Maybe you have a chipped tooth or possibly your teeth have visible damage? Porcelain veneers can shield them from further damage while also restoring their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural.
Eating too many foods with dyes or acidic foods like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can erode your enamel, resulting in tooth sensitivity or discoloration. It’s been said that digestion begins in the mouth. This means everything we eat affects our teeth and some things more than others. Some patients may consider teeth whitening procedures, but dental veneers may be the best choice for you if you have multiple concerns that need to be addressed.
What Are Porcelain Dental Veneers?
For correcting minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers are a quick and affordable solution compared with orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are custom-made for your mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Dr. Patel can design yours to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.
The veneers are installed by Dr. Patel after he removes the outermost layer of enamel. Then they are affixed to the teeth. This is unlike the placement of a dental crown, wherein damaged teeth are removed or altered. With dental veneers the teeth in your mouth will still be your own, but covered with a layer that resembles natural teeth while protecting them!
There are a few cases for which porcelain veneers may not be the best option for the patient at this time. For example, patients who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may want to consult with Dr. Patel about addressing this issue before veneers are installed. People with very sensitive teeth may also not want to undergo the procedure until that problem is addressed due to discomfort from the removal of the outermost enamel. Luckily, once these issues are controlled, most patients are able to have veneers installed or can consider other cosmetic options provided by Dr. Patel.
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel and our dental care team. Call 941.209.4315 or schedule a complimentary consultation online today.