Learn How Porcelain Dental Veneers Could Improve Your Smile

Did you know you may be able to transform the appearance of your smile with only two visits to Smiles Dental? It’s true!

If you’d like to feel better about your pearly whites, Dr. Haidu may recommend porcelain dental veneers, which are thin layers or shells made from tooth-colored materials — porcelain at our office — that are custom-designed to fit over the front surface of a tooth, similar to the way false nails fit onto fingernails.

A dental veneer is a cosmetic dental treatment that is used to improve the aesthetic appearance of a tooth that has been badly discolored or damaged through decay or injury. They are popular for their effectiveness in making imperfect teeth look healthy and natural again.

But veneers have additional purposes besides just their cosmetic appeal: In some cases, dental veneers help to provide some protection for a tooth that’s vulnerable to damage.

The placing of dental veneers is typically an irreversible process, because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth in order to accommodate the shell, without making the tooth feel too bulky.

Porcelain veneers are used to correct slightly crooked teeth; to restore teeth that are broken, chipped, worn, or fractured; to close large spaces between teeth; to improve the appearance of irregularly shaped teeth; or to whiten teeth that are discolored.

So, if you’ve been planning to improve your smile, we encourage you to call our office at 509.850.3050 to discuss how dental veneers can help you feel more proud of your smile!