There are several people that avoid smiling in public and even in general due to having a less than perfect smile. For some people with less than perfect smiles, smiling can be a downright painful experience, both emotionally and physically.
However, thanks to the advances in cosmetic dentistry, there are treatments that can enhance your smile. One of the many options cosmetic dentistry offers are porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed over your natural teeth to conceal imperfections. This dental procedure is considered quite popular when it comes to improving your smile, as the results are extremely natural looking.
Benefits of porcelain veneers:
- No discoloration over time
- Color, shape and size are customizable
- Can last up to 20 years or a lifetime
- Dramatic and fast results
Disadvantages of porcelain veneers:
- Color cannot be changed once placed
- Natural tooth will be slightly altered
- If porcelain veneers break, the whole veneer must be replaced
- Porcelain veneers can be pricey
If you have dental problems such as chipped, decayed, discolored or poorly shaped teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can also be beneficial in situations where you have a slight gap, as well as minor crowding or a mild misalignment.
Unfortunately, if you have gum disease, severe tooth decay or cracked teeth, you will be an unlikely candidate for porcelain veneers. You should have any dental problems treated beforehand to increase your chances of being an ideal candidate.
If you have questions or concerns regarding veneers, contact Dr. Anthony Yamada, DDS at 310-546-2595 to schedule a consultation today, or visit www.anthonyyamadadds.com for additional information.
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