Make Your Smile Over with Porcelain Dental Veneers
Created on June 8, 2010
Your smile says a lot about you. Even a brief flash of a smile can communicate volumes about your warmth, vitality, and personality. For many people, unfortunately, their smiles don’t accurately communicate the message they wish to convey. If you are one of those people, then you may wish to consider a smile makeover with porcelain dental veneers.
Porcelain veneers are among the most dramatically transformative of all cosmetic dentistry treatments. They can be used to conceal a variety of aesthetic flaws, including chips, cracks, stains, and irregularities in shape. They can also be used to improve the bite, which is why they are often referred to as a form of “instant orthodontics.”
Best of all, however, porcelain veneers are among the most natural-looking dental restorations. For starters, porcelain mimics the light-reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel; like natural enamel, porcelain allows light to pass through its surface rather than simply reflecting light. Porcelain can also be easily crafted to complement the shape, size, texture, and color of surrounding natural teeth.
Porcelain veneers are often combined with other treatments as part of a comprehensive smile makeover plan. For example, veneers can be crafted to match the color of surrounding teeth that have undergone Britesmile teeth whitening. Many patients also choose to have back teeth treated with dental crowns while having their front teeth covered with veneers.
For further information about porcelain veneers, contact the cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice of Dr. David I. Peck in Springfield, Massachusetts, serving the greater Boston area.