Reasons Patients Like You Choose Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin covers placed over the top of natural teeth. Their purpose is to make cosmetic improvements rather than restorative changes. Porcelain veneers have become increasingly popular over the years thanks to their ability to help patients achieve a more ideal smile. In this blog, Dr. Chris McDonald explains some of the most common reasons so many of his patients request veneers.
To Avoid Orthodontics
Traditionally, braces and clear aligners have been the best way to improve a misaligned mouth or fill in sizable spaces between the teeth. Admittedly, this is a prolonged and sometimes uncomfortable process. Veneers allow patients to skip that hassle and more quickly attain a straight smile without gaps.
To Achieve Their Desired Whiteness
In-office tooth whitening is a popular and successful cosmetic treatment, but it has some limitations. While it is known for making teeth several shades whiter from their starting shade, a patient who enters the treatment with yellowed teeth cannot reasonably expect to walk out with pearly white teeth.
For patients with severely or permanently stained teeth, a cosmetic dentist may suggest veneers instead. Patients who receive veneers can choose whatever shade they desire. Some may select a subtle, natural white while others go for a white that practically sparkles.
To Fix a Single Imperfect Tooth
While many patients opt to get an entire row of teeth for a complete transformation, it is also possible to use one veneer to aesthetically improve a single problem tooth. If a tooth is noticeably crooked or a different shape from other teeth, a cosmetic dentist can use a veneer that matches the other natural teeth in color, size and shape. That gives the mouth a more uniform appearance.
Some patients may have two or three cosmetically flawed teeth and, again, opt only for veneers on the teeth that need them most.
To Enlarge the Size of Teeth
Some people have teeth that are smaller than average, mainly due to genetics. Although the size of teeth is not reflective of their health, some patients would like to enlarge their teeth to attain a more traditionally attractive smile. Veneers are arguably the best solution for elongating the teeth.
Make an Appointment
If you have been curious about what improvements veneers can make for your smile, please schedule an appointment at McDonald Family Dentistry in Urbandale, Iowa. Dr. McDonald would be happy to discuss the procedure details to help you determine whether this cosmetic procedure is the right choice for you.