The benefits of Veneers in Marco Island
Dental veneers are a popular option for patients who wish to beautify their teeth without extensive dental work. They cover the visible surface of the tooth, disguising any esthetic flaws that may be present. Veneers are one of the most conservative procedures available, because only a tiny bit of tooth surface needs to be removed.
Veneers are commonly made of porcelain or composite resin. In keeping with our dedication to quality, we offer porcelain veneers. They are more durable and appear more attractive than composite. Porcelain has unique “light handling” properties similar to enamel, and the translucency can be controlled with special additives during manufacturing. Where composite veneers have a bit of a flat, plastic look, porcelain can be designed with subtle color nuances and depth that mimic a natural tooth perfectly.
Most people who want a more beautiful smile are good candidates for porcelain veneers. The most important consideration is the health and strength of your teeth. Because veneers are so thin, they cannot provide the protection that a weak or damaged tooth would need. In this situation, porcelain crowns may be recommended. They provide the same level of cosmetic restoration as veneers, while also protecting and strengthening the tooth.
If your teeth are healthy, but less than beautiful, porcelain veneers may be the solution you’ve been seeking! They are commonly used to correct:
- Gaps between teeth, or poorly spaced teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth (orthodontic treatment is a more conservative alternative, but it takes much longer to achieve the results that you are looking for)
- Dark or stained teeth that do not respond to bleaching gels
- Disproportioned (too large or small) teeth
- Uneven or poorly shaped teeth
- Small chips or fractures
This versatile treatment can be used on one, several, or all of your teeth. Be aware: If you want to change the natural shade of your teeth, for a “Hollywood Smile” you will need veneers on all visible teeth. When only select teeth are treated, we recommend whitening before choosing the shade of porcelain. It is a stain-resistant material, but after placed it is also resistant to bleaching. If your veneers were colored to match dingy, yellowed teeth, they would have to be replaced if you wanted to brighten your smile at a future time.
Are you looking for a convenient, conservative way to transform your smile? The team of dedicated professionals at Engle Implant Dentistry has a wealth of solutions, from whitening to veneers to implants. Call Naples (239) 593-217 or Marco Island (239) 394-4906 and schedule an appointment today.