Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that features cap-like shells that fit to the front of teeth and use bonding to be permanently secured into place. Patients appreciate the natural appearance and durability of porcelain veneers, but they can also enhance your teeth in multiple ways. Dr. Sahil Goyal, a dentist in Columbia, MD, describes three major ways that porcelain veneers can improve your smile.
Patients with discolored, stained, or yellowed teeth can seek a cosmetic solution to improve their smile. Porcelain veneers can be the perfect treatment for this. Your dentist will select veneers according to the shape, size, and color of your regular teeth. They will also consider your aesthetic goals to make sure your teeth look natural and brighter. The ceramic material of veneers is stain-resistant, too, so the cosmetic effects can be permanent with proper maintenance.
Teeth can become chipped or break due to trauma to the mouth or the wear and tear of time. Small damage to teeth can be fixed with porcelain veneers. If the shape of your teeth is damaged due to a broken tooth, the appearance of your smile may be affected. Veneers can give you your ideal tooth shape so that you can smile with confidence again.
While veneers are durable and made to sustain the pressure of everyday use, they are subject to damage if exposed to abnormal strain. This means you should avoid biting hard items, such as fingernails, ice, or the end of a pen, to keep your veneers looking their best. Patients who grind their teeth may have to wear a mouthguard at night to protect their veneers or seek alternative cosmetic treatment.
Crooked teeth are often caused by genetics and require orthodontics to straighten. Minor instances of tooth overlap or gaps can be fixed with porcelain veneers. Your dentist can cover the appearance of crooked teeth with fitted, straight caps. Gaps between teeth can also be filled with veneers fit to suit your unique mouth. You can smile with the confidence that comes with well-aligned teeth with porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers and more in Columbia, MD
Columbia Family Dentist offers porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dental treatments to patients in Columbia, MD. Dr. Goyal also specializes in general, restorative, and implant dentistry for patients of all ages. To schedule an appointment with us, contact our office online or reach us by phone at 410.670.8211.