Is a small crack, chip or gap in your teeth preventing you from smiling and feeling your best? Greenville dentist Dr. Matthew Warner of Willoughby Dental is pleased to offer you an effective way to instantly improve your smile. Made of high-quality porcelain, veneers are slipped over the front of the teeth to conceal an array of cosmetic problems, making them one of the most versatile treatments in cosmetic dentistry.

In this blog post, Dr. Warner discusses the many ways porcelain veneers can be used to enhance your smile.

Conceal Cosmetic Flaws

Porcelain veneers are a great way to improve the appearance of chipped or cracked teeth. Veneers are also a great option for covering up stains that do not respond to teeth whitening treatments. If you have spent years feeling embarrassed or self-conscious about unevenly shaped or discolored teeth, porcelain veneers can hide those imperfections from the world so you can feel and smile more confidently.

Cover Up Worn Tooth Enamel

Porcelain veneers are also a good choice for covering up worn tooth enamel damaged by chronic grinding or clenching. Not only can veneers hide the damage already done, they can also help protect teeth and prevent the damage (i.e., cracks, chips) from spreading.

Close Gaps between Teeth

Perhaps your teeth are in pretty good condition but it is a gap or space in between them that makes you self-conscious about smiling. Porcelain veneers can quickly and easily close small yet noticeable gaps between the front teeth. While dental bonding can also be used to fill in spaces and gaps, porcelain veneers are often preferred because they offer longer-lasting results.

Instantly Create a Straighter Smile

Porcelain veneers are sometimes thought of as “instant orthodontics” because they can enhance the uniformity and alignment of teeth without the time commitment (and cost) of braces or other orthodontic treatments. Porcelain veneers don’t actually straighten misaligned teeth but they can improve the appearance of unevenly shaped or sized teeth to create the appearance of a straighter and more uniform smile. If you don’t have major teeth alignment issues and wish to have a straighter smile, porcelain veneers may be right for you.

Porcelain veneers can be placed during a standalone procedure or as part of a smile makeover. To learn more about porcelain veneers or the other cosmetic dentistry options Dr. Warner offers, please schedule a personal consultation. Contact our Greenville office by calling (864) 546-4242 or emailing us today.