Questions About What Porcelain Veneers Can Do for You

Modern cosmetic dentistry makes improving your smile simpler than it’s ever been, but you might not know exactly what treatment you need, or how many it might take to achieve the results you wish. At our Redmond, OR, dental office, we can design a cosmetic plan that helps you achieve those results as conservatively as possible, which means minimizing the extent of treatment it takes to improve your smile’s appearance. With the help of custom-designed porcelain veneers, achieving that goal is often much simpler, and may only require a single cosmetic treatment.

What could a porcelain veneer address?

One of the reasons you may not be sure how to improve your smile is because you aren’t sure which treatment options are best for addressing your specific concerns. The good news about porcelain veneers is that they can correct a wide variety of them with optimal results. Veneers, which are thin shells of highly lifelike dental porcelain, are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to instantly create a healthy, blemish-free appearance. The way they’re crafted allows porcelain veneers to completely transform your teeth without having to modify a substantial part of your tooth structure.

Are veneers optimal for every cosmetic concern?

The versatility of porcelain veneers, and their ability to improve smiles with highly conservative treatment, makes them ideal for a wide variety of smile concerns. However, that doesn’t make them the best solution for every cosmetic concern your smile might develop. For example, if a tooth is just stained on the surface or only has a small chip on its edge, it may not require a porcelain veneer to completely transform its front surface. Some of the more common reasons for recommending porcelain veneers include:

  • Severely discolored teeth
  • Cracked/fractured teeth
  • Teeth that appear too small
  • Slightly misaligned or misshapen teeth
  • Large spaces between teeth
  • And much more

Will I have to go out of my way to care for them?

When porcelain veneers are bonded to your healthy, natural tooth structure, they blend in almost seamlessly with the healthy teeth around them. This not only makes them highly discreet, but also simple to keep clean every day with good, consistent dental hygiene practices. For optimal results, be sure to brush your teeth and veneers at least twice every day and floss at least once, preferably with a softer toothbrush and less abrasive toothpaste. Also, continue visiting your dentist regularly for routine checkup and cleaning appointments to ensure that your teeth and veneers remain healthy and free of blemishes.

Get answers to more questions about porcelain veneers

Increasingly more people are learning that, with porcelain veneers, their plans to improve their smiles can be achieved much more conveniently than they expected. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Coppertop Family Dentistry in Redmond, OR, today at 541-923-5927.