Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
There is no such thing as “standard” problems with teeth and gums. We are each unique, and so the issues or problems we suffer with our teeth and gums are entirely unique too. Fortunately, Robert Lowe DDS in Charlotte, NC has some standard treatments that can alleviate many cosmetic issues with the teeth and gums, including porcelain veneers. The many benefits of porcelain veneers actually make them one of the most popular solutions, and Dr. Lowe encourages our patients to learn more about them.
Also known as dental veneers, porcelain veneers are simple shells of strong and long-lasting porcelain that are custom designed to fit over the teeth. They can be used to address an astonishingly long list of issues, including:
- Mild to moderately gapped teeth
- Mildly misaligned teeth
- Unevenly sized or spaced teeth
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Deeply stained teeth that do not respond to whitening
- Damaged teeth
- Gummy smiles
Of course, as your dentist in Charlotte, we will suggest porcelain veneers as part of your cosmetic dentistry needs, but only after the health of your teeth and gums has been achieved. Naturally, this means that dental veneers may be used as part of restorative work too. After all, one of the key benefits of porcelain veneers is their strength. When you have cracked or chipped a tooth, or even experienced deep-set staining, the bonding procedure used by your cosmetic dentist to secure the veneer can also strengthen and support the tooth structure.
Thus, the benefits of porcelain veneers go well beyond the cosmetic. They are also quite easy to place, and require just two office visits to complete the process. During the first visit, your tooth (or teeth) are prepared. This requires only a small amount of dental work, removing a layer of enamel to make enough room for the veneer. A temporary veneer is placed, and a special lab will craft the perfectly shaped and colored veneers according to Dr. Lowe’s design. When they are done, you visit our office again, the veneers are bonded to the teeth, and you have a new and flawless smile.
As you might guess, among the benefits of porcelain veneers is this ease of application, and the speed at which they can fix your smile. It is why they are such a commonly used solution. If you have additional questions about the benefits of porcelain veneers, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Charlotte, NC office at 704-450-3321. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn, read our overview of the porcelain veneers procedure.