How Porcelain Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

How Porcelain Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

Porcelain veneers can help you improve your smile without extensive dental work. Veneers, offered by your dentist in Lincoln, NE, Dr. Thomas Blankenau of Caring Family Dentistry, are helpful in hiding many types of tooth flaws.

Veneers keep imperfections out of sight

Veneers don't change the structure of your teeth. They simply conceal imperfections beneath a layer of porcelain. The thin shells are attached to your teeth with dental cement and only require the removal of a tiny amount of tooth enamel. In some cases, enamel removal may not even be needed.

Your veneers are made of porcelain, a strong, durable material that looks just like tooth enamel. In fact, no one will be able to tell that you've added veneers to your smile.

During your visit to the Lincoln, NE, dental office, your dentist may recommend veneers if you're concerned about any of these issues:

  • Discolorations or stains: Did a tooth or two become discolored after tetracycline use, tooth trauma, or another issue? Your dentist can cover the discolored tooth with a veneer that matches the color of nearby teeth. Veneers also improve the color of stained teeth and offer an alternative to teeth whitening treatment. You can choose any shade of white you want to improve the overall color of your teeth.
  • Damage: Minor damage caused by wear and tear is a common problem. If you've chipped a tooth or have a shallow crack, adding a porcelain veneer is an easy way to improve your appearance.
  • Imperfections: Is the surface of a tooth a little bumpy? When you add a veneer, your tooth will look perfectly smooth. Orthodontic treatment isn't the only option for crooked teeth. If you have a few crooked teeth that don't affect your bite, it's cheaper and easier to improve their appearance by placing veneers over them. Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for an oddly shaped tooth.
  • Length: Teeth can become shorter due to years of wear and tear. Veneers extend their length, making your smile look more uniform.
  • Gaps: When the issue is a slight gap between teeth, veneers offer a solution.

Enhance your smile with porcelain veneers! Call your Lincoln, NE, dentist, Dr. Blankenau of Caring Family Dentistry, at (402) 423-9344 to schedule your appointment.