Porcelain veneers speak for themselves. When you see teeth that have been transformed by these thin ceramic shells, the results can be stunning. But restorations are nothing on their own – they need to be backed by a talented cosmetic dentist. If you’ve been considering any aesthetic changes for your smile, learning more about porcelain veneers is a great first step. The sheer variety of changes possible encompasses so many patient needs – and veneers can actually help improve sensitivity and patient comfort along the way.
What’s Possible with Porcelain Veneers?
As you can see in these photos, veneers can remake teeth entirely. Some of the aesthetic problems that veneers correct especially well include:
- Stained teeth – If your enamel has thinned or your teeth are intrinsically stained (they sustained discoloration during development), teeth whitening isn’t going to do a thing. But by placing veneers over your tooth surfaces, you give yourself a chance at a new smile.
- Worn teeth – Grinding and other long-term tooth damage causes enamel to erode, leaving behind short front teeth that just don’t stand out. Rebalance your smile by lengthening your incisors and restoring the tooth-gum display.
- Crooked teeth – If you have mildly crooked front teeth, gently reshaping your teeth and placing veneers will help reduce overlap and add symmetry to your smile.
- Chipped or cracked teeth – Veneers cover up damage and help stabilize the tooth.
In the past, you may have seen veneers cases that you didn’t love – these are usually the ones that end up creating piano key teeth that look eerily uniform and generic. This is why finding the right cosmetic dentist is so crucial to your success. With subtle shading, shaping, and sizing, Dr. Ricciardi will ensure that your veneers blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth and look wholly natural. View more examples of before and afters, and get in touch if you’d like to schedule a consultation.