If you aren’t confident in your smile, it affects every area of your life, even when you are with your family and friends. Fortunately, there is no need to be self-conscious when so many treatment options are available to you. Dr. Duran is proud to provide various types of cosmetic dentistry, including porcelain veneers, that allow you to get your confidence back.
Placing a Veneer
If you have a tooth that is discolored or broken, but otherwise healthy, your dentist may opt to fix it with a veneer. A tiny amount of the tooth is filed down, usually not more than a millimeter. This creates a space for the veneer to sit in the front of the tooth. Once the area is filed down, a veneer made of several thin ceramic layers is bonded to the tooth. When the veneer is placed, it’s hard to tell there was ever a problem with the tooth.
Many teeth don’t respond to teeth whitening or bleaching, but you don’t have to give up on having a bright, white smile. Veneers allow for you to keep the original tooth but add a healthy, glowing layer that you show to the world.
The Benefits of Veneers
One of the main benefits of using veneers is that the original tooth can be preserved as much as possible. With crowns, the tooth often must be filed down to make room for the replacement. Veneers are also helpful to fix minor overlaps, small gaps and small twists.
It is almost impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth. Each veneer is created for the specific patient, so the color and size match almost exactly. Veneers also resist tea and coffee stains along with cigarette smoke.
If you have been thinking of the benefits of a new, healthier smile, we can help. Contact us at Duran & Martinez Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry to schedule an appointment to learn more.