porcelain veneersMany of us wish we could change several things about our smiles. From wanting brighter teeth to smaller gaps to straighter alignment, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by a long list of adjustments we’d like to make. Even fixing a single issue can be daunting, let alone multiple. Luckily, porcelain veneers can provide several solutions to your smile at once. Having them crafted and placed is one of the most comprehensive cosmetic services around, so we encourage you to consider them to help you feel confident in your smile. In today’s blog, your  Newport Beach, CA dentist discusses veneers and the myriad cosmetic issues they can correct. 

No More Discoloration

Not all teeth-whitening methods are equal. The toothpaste, strips, and rinses you see in the grocery store provide disappointing results that are hardly noticeable. Professional whitening is significantly more effective and is great at removing surface-level stains. What happens, however, when the discoloration is located deeper within the enamel? Professional whitening can lack in these situations, but porcelain veneers can effectively mask deeper stains. This works because they go over your existing teeth. For the procedure, your dentist or oral surgeon removes some of your enamel, shaping the tooth. From there they place the veneers over your affected teeth, which covers them up — hiding your deep-set stains.

They Hide Gaps

Because porcelain veneers go over your existing teeth, they can alter the shape of your smile. When you come in for the procedure, your oral surgeon will learn what your cosmetic goals are, and they will carefully craft your veneers accordingly. Veneers can help cover large gaps between your teeth and alter their shape, as well. They can even cover up chips and cracks, which limits the need for more intrusive restorative procedures. This is particularly advantageous because you want your procedures to be as quick and easy as possible, and veneers allow this. Overall, they help make your smile appear seamless and free from any perceived flaws. As always, it is our priority to keep you as comfortable as possible, so we can provide dental sedation to ensure your relaxation.

Maintenance Is Simple

The porcelain used to craft your veneers is designed to mimic your natural teeth. This allows them to fit seamlessly in your mouth, totally blending in with the rest of your smile. Because of this, caring for them is simple; all you need to do is care for them like you do the rest of your teeth. Just brush twice a day, using a non-abrasive toothpaste, and floss every night or any time there is food caught between your teeth. Make sure to keep seeing your dentist or oral surgeon for regular checkups, as well.

Schedule Your Porcelain Veneers Appointment Today

If you have any questions about this cosmetic procedure or would like to schedule an appointment, please call Balboa Dental Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, today at 949-630-0143.