Porcelain veneers got their start in Hollywood in the last 1920s, where they were used to temporarily change actors’ teeth for movie roles. Since then, they have become a more permanent solution for a variety of tooth problems and conditions. No longer only for the elite, veneers help everyday people with common issues.
Protection Again Wear and Tear
For those who have fragile teeth with a tendency to crack or chip, veneers can add strength and prevent future breakage. This can save a patient a lot of money over the life of the veneers, not to mention the added benefits of less pain and time taken away from work and other commitments for tooth repair. When it comes to a person’s teeth, an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.
Repairing Damaged Teeth
If a patient’s teeth are already chipped or cracked, a veneer can be applied to both hide the damage and stop it from getting worse. We are able to advise patients as to what outcome they can expect, and how their teeth will look after they are repaired.
Whiter Teeth for a Brighter Smile
While mild staining or yellowing of teeth may be resolved by whitening procedures, not everyone is a good candidate for whitening. Certain types of stains, such as those left by calcium deposits or childhood antibiotic use, do not always respond well to whitening. Others may find the chemicals to be too harsh on their gums. Veneers can cover up unsightly stains to give patients a bright, radiant smile. Additionally, veneers resist stains, so there is no need to worry about future yellowing. Veneers can be ordered in a wide range of shades, letting you choose your new look without any surprises.