The Versatility of Porcelain Veneers
You might have flipped through a celebrity gossip magazine and noticed an article about how porcelain veneers have given megastars their megawatt smiles. This isn't just Hollywood fantasy; at Dr. Ashley Lloyd's dental office in Raleigh, North Carolina, porcelain veneers are a reality for patients with a variety of cosmetic dental issues. Read on to learn more about what veneers can do for your smile:
Odd shapes and sizes
Some teeth are naturally shorter or longer than others. If teeth are rotated, they can also appear misshapen. This can make your smile line look craggy and uneven. Porcelain veneers make each tooth proportional to the ones next to it while still maintaining a natural appearance.
Chips and cracks
Chipping or cracking on the edges of teeth can happen for a variety of reasons: biting down too hard on something, a sports or automobile accident, or simply having weak enamel. Regardless of the cause, porcelain veneers from your Raleigh dentist completely conceal any breakage on your teeth. While the veneers are thin and translucent, they are designed to flawlessly obscure problems that might have kept you from fully smiling in the past.
Whitening treatments can make a huge difference in your smile, but sometimes teeth become discolored from the inside and do not respond to whitening treatments. This is often the case with people who took tetracycline antibiotics in early childhood; their teeth often look gray, beige or even blue-tinted. Those whose tooth roots are slightly exposed from gum recession may notice that the root area does not whiten even when the rest of the tooth does. Visible restorations also do not respond to the bleaching agents in whitening treatments. For these reasons, patients of Dr. Ashley Lloyd in Raleigh often turn to porcelain veneers, which give them the bright, white smile they've always dreamed about. The tint will be customized for each patient to ensure natural-looking and beautiful results.
Interested in learning more about how porcelain veneers can give you a movie star smile? Contact Dr. Ashley Lloyd, your dentist in Raleigh, North Carolina, to get more information!