If you feel self-conscious because of smile imperfections you should consider veneers as an option. Veneers can correct several dental concerns, from misshapen teeth to slight gaps, and are often used for discolored teeth. To learn more about all the different ways this very versatile cosmetic treatment can improve the way you look, contact your Green Bay, WI, dentists Dr. Paul Vander Kelen and Dr. Adam Pasono of Green Bay Family Dentistry.
What Are Veneers?
Think of them like dental crowns, if you're familiar with them. Just like crowns, these are tooth-shaped and are typically made of a type of porcelain material, both for strength and appearance. Veneers are also permanently bonded on top of your teeth. But unlike crowns, these don't require as much of your tooth to be reshaped and are not typically as invasive as them.
How Veneers Can Help
It is because veneers are not as invasive as a crown that full smile makeovers are possible. They can be perfect if you are dealing with multiple problems at once. Such as with teeth that are worn down, chipped, or in some other way malformed, and with slight gaps, even if it's simply a cosmetic concern. As such, they can also help with teeth that don't respond to teeth whitening, as it happens with stains that are due to trauma, age, or medication. But a complete transformation isn't always what you may be looking for, so many opt for a single veneer when it's just one tooth that they wish to improve.
When Other Treatments May Be Better Suited
Veneers are extremely versatile but they are not well suited for teeth that have lost a lot of natural structure. For these, a dental crown can restore a significant amount more mass. Smiles with very large gaps or teeth that are significantly misaligned may need orthodontic work.
Veneers in Green Bay, WI
Veneers may be the solution you've been looking for to address your smile imperfections. To further explore this option begin by scheduling a consultation today with Dr. Kelen and Dr. Pasono of Green Bay Family Dentistry in Green Bay, WI, by dialing (920) 432-8492.