If you have slightly stained or defective teeth that are otherwise healthy, you may want to consider porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can help improve the look of your teeth and therefor the look of your smile, which can do wonders for your self-esteem. The following are four ways that getting porcelain veneers at our cosmetic dentistry in Waterloo can help to improve the appearance of your teeth:
1.Brighten your smile - There are a number of factors that can lead to the discoloration of your teeth, from the staining caused by certain foods and drinks to basic age-related yellowing. Although whitening or improved oral hygiene can often help restore some of your teeth's natural whiteness, this is not always the case. Sometimes, a tooth can be severely discolored. Porcelain veneers will help ensure that any discolored teeth don't stick out.
2.Lengthen your teeth - If you have shorter teeth that causes your tooth to gum ratio to be a little disproportionate, the use of porcelain veneers can help to lengthen your teeth to a size that's more normal. However, if your tooth is shorter due to injury or disease, you may want to consider a porcelain crown instead.
3.Improve the shape of your teeth - If you've chipped a tooth or injured your mouth in any way that has affected the shape of your teeth, a porcelain veneer can help hide the irregular shape. In fact, you may simply naturally have a few irregularly shaped teeth, such as teeth that are too square or rounded. Porcelain veneers can help in this instance as well.
4.Improve the alignment and spacing of your teeth - If you have crooked teeth or excessive gaps between your teeth, you may need braces. However, if these teeth are only slightly crooked or you only have minor gaps, then porcelain veneers can help make your teeth look straighter while also eliminating smaller gaps.
These are four different ways in which porcelain veneers can help improve the look of your teeth. It's worth noting as well that porcelain veneers tend to be a more cost effective option than any corrective cosmetic surgeries, long term, although we do offer both here at our cosmetic dentistry in Waterloo. For more information about the possibility of getting porcelain veneers or about our other dental services, be sure to contact us at Waterloo Smiles in order to schedule an appointment today.