How Porcelain Veneers Can Improve Teeth Appearance
Smiling sends a strong, nonverbal message. It shows that you are a friendly, open and positive person. Sadly, many Glendale, Arizona residents avoid smiling and often cover their mouth with their hands to prevent showing their teeth. These same people may be fearful about seeing an Glendale dentist, or feel they can’t afford a dentist.
Many of these troubles that cause them embarrassment can be corrected painlessly with porcelain veneers in Glendale. Today’s porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that can be affixed to the front surfaces of teeth in order to correct numerous problems. Porcelain veneers require minimal tooth preparation, which is especially welcome news for people whose teeth are generally healthy, but aesthetically unattractive. Cosmetic dentistry in Glendale and the materials used in porcelain veneers have advanced greatly over the years, creating a product with an appearance that is amazingly similar to natural dental enamel.
Your Glendale dentists can use porcelain veneers for a surprising number of cosmetic corrections, and due to their natural appearance and wide array of uses, the application of porcelain veneers is among the most reliable and versatile procedures in cosmetic dentistry. Numerous problems can be remedied using this single, painless procedure. For the right candidate, porcelain veneers can offer the benefits of orthodontic treatment, enamel shaping, teeth whitening and dental crowns. Following are a few of the dental problems that can be corrected using porcelain veneers:
The shape of one’s teeth varies significantly from person to person. Sometimes a person is born with one or more oddly shaped teeth. Other times the shape of one’s teeth can be changed by bruxism, which can make them shorter and flatter on the edges. In addition, youthful teeth have rounder, better shaped edges, so porcelain veneers can also create a more youthful appearance.
Injuries that result in chipping or cracking can also change the shape of one’s teeth. Often this type of damage can be corrected using porcelain veneers.
There are numerous causes of tooth discoloration. We are all born with our own unique tooth color, some are naturally lighter than others. The color of one’s teeth tends to naturally darken with age. Various foods and beverages such as coffee, tea and wine are known to discolor teeth.
Certain antibiotics given during childhood are also known to cause serious discoloration that can be difficult or impossible to remove.
Some cases of discolored teeth can be improved with teeth whitening, but if the teeth are deeply discolored whitening is unlikely to achieve a desired color.
When a tooth has been injured it will often turn gray or black. No amount of whitening can correct this problem.
Porcelain veneers are able to mask discoloration, to whiten and brighten teeth when nothing else has worked, and they will stay that way, since they do not absorb stains from foods and drinks like your natural enamel does.
Gaps and Misalignment
Although serious malocclusions require orthodontic services in Glendale, many minor misalignments and spacing issues can be instantly improved with the use of porcelain veneers.
Small gaps between front teeth, whether natural or the result of an extraction, are one of the most common problems corrected with porcelain veneers. Minor misalignments can also be cosmetically corrected using porcelain veneers to give the appearance of street teeth. This may be more cost effective than braces in Glendale, and the improvement can be accomplished in one day. In addition, you can improve the shape and color of your teeth at the same time if so desired.
Sometimes a person’s teeth appear abnormally small in proportion to the size of their face, mouth, lips and gums. Some people’s teeth just developed that way naturally, while others may have been damaged or worn down due to bruxism. Porcelain veneers are a way to make small teeth appear larger and more in proportion to the face and mouth. If teeth have been worn down abnormally your Glendale dentist can then assist you in attending to any underlying problems.
The natural appearance and placement of today’s porcelain veneers that results in such high patient satisfaction is dependent on the education and experience of the dentist. Many dentists offer veneers, but all dentists and veneers are not created equal. At Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead Dr. Ceyhan is highly experienced in both general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Ceyhan keeps up with the latest materials and techniques through continuing education, his involvement in a dental study club and his experience teaching at Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Ceyhan often uses porcelain veneers as part of a smile makeover in Glendale since they can totally change the appearance of your smile, making crooked teeth appear straight, hiding chipped or cracked teeth and covering discolorations. Dr. Ceyhan is an expert both at matching the color, texture and translucency of a porcelain veneer to the rest of your teeth or helping you to choose the size and color of porcelain veneers if you wish to change the appearance of your teeth.
At Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead in Glendale, we work hard to keep the costs down for you. Using a single dentist for all work and procedures can reduce office visits and help to lower costs. Call to schedule a consultation, where Dr. Ceyhan will perform a thorough oral examination, discuss the options available to you and explain the costs involved and the payment options open to you.
17100 N 67th Ave, Suite 500
Glendale, Arizona 85308
Phone: (623) 979-1515
Fax: (623) 878-1811
Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm