If your teeth are chipped, heavily discolored, have small gaps between them or are slightly crooked, then veneers may be an option. Veneers are thin shells that are bonded onto the front of your teeth to effectively hide these problems.
As a precursor to veneers, we recommend you try teeth whitening first. Veneers are used in the “smile zone” i.e. on the teeth that are visible when you smile, whereas whitening will brighten all of your teeth. In addition, you achieve a better result with veneers when your natural teeth are as light as possible.
Why use porcelain veneers?
- Appearance is very important
- Chipped teeth
- Stained teeth due to antibiotics or trauma or root canal treatment
- Teeth with old fillings or where fillings discolour quickly
- Minor reshaping of teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Closing spaces between teeth
A traditional porcelain crown for your teeth can solve a host of problems, from lost fillings and root canals to cracking or fracturing of the tooth. Porcelain crowns are similar to porcelain veneers in that they create a more aligned and symmetrical appearance of your teeth, however have the added medical bonus of tooth crowns.
At Dental Smiles we’ll make an initial impression of your teeth and tailor the crown to fit the exact dimensions of your damaged tooth or teeth. We’ll also make sure it exactly matches the color of the rest of your teeth.
Porcelain crowns have been known to last for decades with proper care and can even help with chewing or speaking problems that may have been caused by the damaged tooth.