What to Ask Your Dentist About Porcelain Veneers

Improving your smile is a personal process, and like all dental treatments, cosmetic dentistry is designed to meet your specific needs effectively and conservatively. To this end, porcelain veneers are an increasingly more popular solution. Thanks to their lifelike appearance and ability to correct a multitude of issues, more people are asking their dentists if veneers can improve their smiles. To find out if they’re right for you, speak with your dentist about porcelain veneers during your next routine visit.

What are porcelain veneers for?

Common dental treatments, like teeth-whitening, are often custom-designed for a specific purpose, like erasing teeth stains. However, one of the more popular aspects of veneers is that they can address a large variety of different issues, from severe stains to chipped, cracked, or oddly shaped teeth. In many cases, porcelain veneers can help patients improve their smiles while avoiding more extensive treatments, such as dental crowns.

Do veneers really look natural?

The porcelain used to create veneers is a highly lifelike material that mimics the color and shade of your natural, healthy teeth. The porcelain is also semi-translucent, much like your natural tooth enamel, and it can therefore reflect light to the same degree as your natural teeth. Once bonded in place, your veneers will blend in almost seamlessly with your smile.

What does “minimally invasive” mean?

Porcelain veneers are described as minimally invasive because they require minimal permanent alterations to your teeth. Each veneer is typically 0.5 mm thin or less. To accommodate one, your dentist will only have to lightly sculpt the enamel on the front surface of your tooth, allowing you to preserve a maximum amount of natural tooth structure.

Ask Us if Veneers Are Right for You!

If you want to completely makeover your smile, or you just need a quick and effective smile touchup, then ask your dentist if porcelain veneers are your best option! To schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation, call Dr. Steven Huffstutler in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-577-1444.