Improving your self-confidence is a strong motivator for improving your smile’s appearance. Yet, depending on your smile’s specific issues, that motivation might not overcome your fear of needing multiple, extensive cosmetic treatment. The good news is that at our Oxnard, CA, dental office, we can customize any treatment plan to offer optimal results in a conservative, minimally invasive manner. With porcelain veneers, that goal is even easier to achieve thanks to their ability to address several different tooth concerns and transform smiles in nearly an instant.
The way veneers improve your smile
A porcelain veneer is a wafer-thin shell of porcelain that’s designed according to highly specific measurements of your tooth. Unlike a dental crown, which is placed over the tooth, a veneer only covers the front and most visible portions of a tooth. This gives veneers the ability completely transform a tooth’s front surface, creating a healthier and more attractive appearance for the entire tooth. Because the porcelain is as durable as it is attractive, veneers can effectively improve and restore teeth that exhibit a wide range of cosmetic and minor restorative concerns.
When veneers are the most effective option
The goal of your cosmetic smile makeover will be to keep your treatment as minimally invasive as possible. Therefore, we’ll thoroughly examine your smile before recommending veneers to determine if a more conservative treatment option (such as teeth-whitening or tooth bonding) might be more appropriate. In many cases, veneers are the best option for addressing issues such as:
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Excessive spaces between teeth (diastemas)
- Teeth that seem too short, or are malformed
- Severely discolored teeth
- Slightly misaligned teeth
- Multiple teeth with these and/or other issues
- And much more
The benefits of choosing porcelain veneers
Their minimally invasive nature is one reason why porcelain veneers are so popular, but they’re only effective because of their highly lifelike appearance and notable durability. For example, the porcelain used to create your veneers can be custom-tinted to match the color, shade, and hue of your natural, healthy teeth. The porcelain is also semi-translucent to more closely mimic your healthy tooth enamel and the degree to which it reflects light. Combined with their ability to help you preserve a maximum amount of healthy tooth structure, their realism means your veneers will be virtually indistinguishable from your healthy teeth.
Give your smile an instant makeover with veneers
Even if multiple of your teeth exhibit several different types of issues and blemishes, porcelain veneers could create the smile you’ve always wanted in a near instant. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Oxnard Dentistry in Oxnard, CA, today at (805) 604-9999. We also proudly serve patients from in and around Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Moore Park, and all surrounding communities.