Novato Cosmetic Dentist Discusses Choosing Porcelain Veneers

Written by Dr. McConnell on Nov 1, 2016

When looking for solutions in cosmetic dentistry we always choose materials that are strong enough to stand up to daily use, but also look natural. Porcelain is an example of a material that does both, which is why many patients choose porcelain veneers at Novato Cosmetic Dentist. Porcelain veneers are versatile, and offer a solution for a variety of cosmetic problems. Placing veneers is efficient too – they can virtually transform a smile in only a few appointments.

Do you have any of the following cosmetic dental flaws?

  • Cracked/chipped dental enamel
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Dark or stained enamel
  • Pitted/grooved teeth

If so, porcelain veneers can be successfully used to correct any of these problems as well as many others, and may be the appropriate solution for you. 

Why Choose Veneers?

There are a wide variety of cosmetic options available today, and many patients like to have all the facts before making an informed decision. It is important to weigh all the available options and work with our Novato Cosmetic Dentist to make the right decision for your specific case. In the case of porcelain veneers the primary benefit is that, since they closely replicate natural dental enamel, they can be custom-crafted to blend in perfectly with your natural teeth.

Natural Appearance

Porcelain reflects and absorbs light similarly to natural enamel and is used for a number of cosmetic solutions. It can be shaped and shaded to fit your natural tooth coloring and is resistant to staining because of its smooth glasslike finish. That same quality keeps them from looking dull or flat, retaining their bright appearance for years. 

Strength and Durability

Porcelain is often thought to be a fragile material but it is actually quite strong when used in dental applications. Porcelain veneers don’t put unnecessary strain on neighboring teeth and patients can chew normally and follow their normal routine of oral hygiene. Porcelain is an ideal material for dental restorations and is popular with dentists and patients alike. Veneers made of porcelain are very durable, and with proper care and oral hygiene will keep your smile bright and beautiful for many years to come.

Please contact our dentist office if you would like more information.