Porcelain Veneers for an Enhanced Smile
Today, more and more people are finding relief from common cosmetic issues with the help of porcelain veneers. While orthodontics or teeth whitening may remedy certain concerns that affect how you feel about your smile, porcelain veneers can liven up a dull smile that does not respond to teeth bleaching, or can fix a single tooth in a matter of a few visits. If you have wondered what are dental veneers in Brentwood, read on for specifics.
Specifically, a dental veneer is a very thin shell that is bonded to the exterior surface of a tooth or teeth with dental cement. While there are other materials that a veneer can be crafted from, Dr. Alkhoury prefers to use porcelain for its innate characteristics. Porcelain is widely used in a variety of restorative and cosmetic procedures today simply because this material is closest in appearance to natural teeth. Porcelain shines just like your natural teeth. It is also translucent, which means that you will be able to slightly see through a treated tooth just as you would a natural tooth. Because of this strong resemblance, porcelain is ideal for treating one tooth or all teeth that are visible in the smile.
To answer the question what are dental veneers in Brentwood, let's look at what a porcelain veneer can do for the smile.
Wear and tear
As we go through life, our teeth naturally wear down. As this occurs, we are at a higher risk for cracks, chips, or issues with shape to develop. Chips, cracks, and uneven teeth can also develop due to biting on hard objects like ice or pen caps. To correct a crack, or achieve a smile where all teeth are the same length and shape, porcelain veneers are suitable.
The outermost layer of a tooth is enamel, which is a hard, but porous substance. Due to the types of food and drink we all tend to consume, such as soda, coffee, red wine, or tea, enamel can become dull or discolored. For some, medication or simple genetics brings about discoloration. For teeth that are resistant to teeth whitening, porcelain veneers are the ideal treatment.
Gaps between teeth may occur while a patient is very young and his or her teeth are just forming, or they may occur as we grow older and teeth shift. Whatever the cause of gaps between teeth, this issue can be easily remedied with porcelain veneers.
With porcelain veneers, you not only see the correction of your specific concern, but you receive a cosmetic lift that provides a vibrant white smile. Porcelain veneers are crafted to your optimal shade of white, and will not stain as natural teeth do.
To discover your best smile, contact us for your cosmetic dentistry consultation.
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