Cosmetic dentists have been using porcelain veneers for decades now, but thanks to modern developments in other areas of cosmetic dentistry, we have been able to narrow down what we recommend dental veneers for. This has helped to eliminate the instances of overly large, fake-looking veneers that plagued the dental world several decades ago. Here are some things that porcelain veneers can do for you.
Porcelain Veneers for Aesthetics
The primary reason we would suggest porcelain veneers to our patients in Stockton is to correct minor aesthetic concerns. Teeth that are stained and not responding to whitening treatments, for example, can be covered by veneers. Teeth that have small chips along the bottom, or teeth that are smaller than the rest, can also be covered by your cosmetic dentist using a veneer.
Veneers for Function
There are some functional issues that may be corrected by veneers. For example, if you have minor gaps between your teeth that do not require orthodontics, but you wish to cover them anyway, porcelain veneers can be very helpful. If you have cracked front teeth, a veneer can not only cover the issue, but also prevent the crack from becoming worse. Porcelain veneers cannot address severe functional concerns, so it is important to see your cosmetic dentist before a crack or chip becomes very bad if you are considering veneers as a possible solution.
What Dental Veneers Cannot Do
When you visit the dentist in Stockton, you may find that veneers are not able to address your oral health. For example, if you have crooked teeth, major gaps between teeth, or teeth that are too small or damaged to support a crown, another cosmetic dentistry procedure may be necessary. To learn more about what your porcelain veneers specialist can do for your smile, contact Martin Implants at our office in Stockton today by calling 209-951-4251, or contact us online.