Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers can completely transform your smile in just a few office visits. The many benefits make them one of the most consistently popular cosmetic dentistry treatments in the United States year after year.

Here are a few reasons for their popularity:

Solve Multiple Dental Problems at Once

One of the most significant advantages of porcelain veneers is the fact that they can solve many dental problems at the same time, including discoloration, misaligned teeth, cracked teeth, and gaps in your smile.

However, veneers can serve more than just an aesthetic purpose. They can also protect teeth and improve the function and feel of your smile by:

  • Making teeth more symmetrical
  • Creating a smooth arc to your bite
  • Splinting cracked teeth
  • Making short teeth more proportionate

In many cases, cracked or weakened teeth will no longer need to be replaced after porcelain veneers are applied, since the veneer can act as a splint once a tooth has been stabilized. Despite how thin the porcelain is, once veneers are bonded to your teeth, they become very durable. With proper care, veneers can even help protect your teeth against decay.

An Alternative to Orthodontics

Braces are a huge commitment and investment of your time and energy. Instead of resorting to orthodontics, porcelain veneers allow you to quickly and effectively correct minor dental problems with your teeth. Because of this, veneers are sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics.”

For example, teeth that project too far backward or forward can be reshaped by Dr. Chung so that, when the veneers are applied, the arc of your teeth improves, making your smile not only more attractive, but more functional.

A Whiter Smile

Another benefit of porcelain veneers is their ability to help whiten your smile. When replacing an entire smile line, all of your veneers will be matched to a bright, natural color. The translucent quality of each veneer allows light to pass through and reflect off your natural teeth, giving your smile a lustrous aesthetic depth. The non-porous surface of porcelain veneers also helps protect against future stains, maintaining the beauty of your smile for many years to come.

For best results, veneers should be placed by an experienced dentist. When you visit Dr. Chung for a consultation, you can find out for yourself if he's the best fit for your porcelain veneer needs. Schedule an appointment at Softouch Dental Care today by calling 703-319-6990.