Many people like to change their appearance from time to time. Fashion trends change, and we love to follow them. Today, one of the hottest trends is to renew and refresh the facial esthetic. There are several ways to do this. For some, it is the Botox trend that they follow. For others, it is the trend of bringing new life to the smile. You don’t have to be a trendsetter; you just have to do what needs to be done to feel great about your appearance. One way you can do this is with a smile quick-change.
Porcelain veneers have become increasingly common among adults of all ages as the benefits of this cosmetic treatment have been proven. Veneers are a cost-effective solution to some imperfections. Ultimately, though, it is the lifelike results that are achieved that continue to impress patients. Here, we want to point out 4 specific changes that may be achieved with porcelain veneer treatment.
- Tooth color. It is easy to assume that discoloration and staining is a natural consequence of growing older, or even of the foods and beverages you consume. This isn’t always true. There are some ways that tooth color may change. In some cases, these changes to tooth color cannot be adequately resolved with professional whitening. That’s when porcelain veneers come to the rescue!
- Tooth size. For the smile to look its best, the proportion is an essential characteristic. The gums and lips and teeth work together to create symmetry from top to bottom and side to side. If teeth are short, their appearance can be lengthened with beautiful porcelain veneers. These jackets are often used to address excessive wear that has resulted in teeth appearing shorter, and also for naturally short teeth.
- Tooth shape. Those ultra-pointy canine teeth may stand out a little too much. Porcelain veneers can achieve a more rounded shape. Likewise, the appearance of a tooth or teeth may be made more square or more evenly shaped to blend with surrounding teeth.
- Spacing and alignment. A slightly turned tooth may not call for a full course of orthodontics, but it may stand in the way of your confidence. A porcelain veneer may create a straighter appearance. Another common use for veneers is to close excessive space between two teeth.
Are you ready to consult with your Grayslake dentist about porcelain veneers? Call (847) 223-5200.