If you need to improve your smile’s appearance by addressing several different cosmetic concerns, then porcelain veneers can seem like an obvious choice. However, modern veneers are more than just cosmetic solutions, and their high durability can make them just as beneficial as a restorative option. At our Southlake, TX, dental office, we may suggest placing one or more porcelain veneers to address issues such as damage to your tooth structure. A veneer can restore your tooth’s structural integrity while minimizing the amount of work needed to prepare the tooth for restoration.
Is a veneer better for my tooth than a crown?
Dental crowns are among the most common restorative dental solutions, and are designed to completely cap a tooth to protect it from further damage. However, not all cases of tooth damage are severe enough to affect the tooth’s entire structure. Therefore, repairing your tooth may not require completely capping with a full dental crown. Instead, we may suggest placing a veneer over the tooth in question to hold its structure together and prevent it from becoming more damaged. Because placing a veneer only requires minimal tooth preparation, you can restore your smile while preserving much more of your healthy, natural tooth structure.
Can a veneer fix a fracture in my tooth?
Tooth fractures can occur for a number of different reasons, from excessive pressure and friction (such as from bruxism) to accidental trauma. If the fracture is severe enough, then a dental crown may be required to fix it and restore your tooth. However, if the crack is minor enough, then we may be able to place a custom porcelain veneer over it to restore the tooth. Using a veneer instead of a crown offers multiple benefits for your immediate and long-term oral health, including preserving more of your tooth structure.
What if I have multiple teeth that need improvement?
Because every veneer is designed and crafted as a single restoration, they can offer optimal, highly lifelike cosmetic results. This makes them one of the more frequently recommended treatment options when you have multiple teeth that need improvement, even when your smile’s concerns aren’t purely cosmetic. The use of porcelain veneers to restore one or more teeth can combine the benefits of high-quality restorative care, lifelike cosmetic dental treatment, and minimally invasive treatment, all at once.
Learn more about the value of porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are beneficial for many reasons, but most importantly, their ability to repair and restore your tooth structure with minimally invasive results. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Gregory Wright, DDS in Southlake, TX today at (817) 481-7999. We also proudly serve patients who live in Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities.