Cosmetic dentistry services can help you achieve your most beautiful smile. Dr. Michael Stern knows how to achieve results that look natural and last many years using the best materials and techniques. One of the treatments recognized for its versatility is veneers. Porcelain veneers are designed in our office for fabrication in a reputable dental lab. Porcelain veneers can cover concerns such as:
- Wear and tear. Our teeth can wear down with age and the effects of erosion, increasing the potential for chips, cracks, and unevenness.
- Worn enamel. The outer shell of teeth is very hard and translucent. Enamel is also porous, which is why teeth can become discolored and weak over time. When enamel suffers excessive wear, teeth may look very dull.
- Permanent discoloration. Intrinsic stains from trauma or medications do not respond to teeth whitening.
- Spacing and shape. Genetics may leave teeth spaced too far apart or in poor form. With age, genetic issues such as these may become more pronounced.
Veneers may be made from materials other than porcelain; however, porcelain most closely mimics natural tooth enamel. One of the concerns that people have when they consider covering teeth with veneers is how natural their smile will look. While we may want our smile to look brighter, healthier, and more attractive, we also want to make sure it doesn’t look fake. With porcelain, the needs for translucency and sheen are successfully met.
Porcelain is beneficial, as well, because this material will resist staining. This is ideal for the person who wants to continue enjoying foods and beverages without the concern that they will lead to discoloration after a few months.
We may think that the smile is just the smile. The truth is that the smile is a pivotal part of our overall sense of self. When our teeth look good and feel good, we have a greater sense of confidence. We are not afraid to share our smile with others. As such, our interactions are more pleasant and we are perceived favorably.
If you live in the 44095 area and you have wondered about porcelain veneers, call your dentist in Willoughby Hills for a smile-enhancing consultation.