How Porcelain Veneers Can Enhance the Natural Smile

At the practice of Dr. Michael Westman, patients have a number of options to think about when it comes to enhancement of the smile. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are readily available in his practice for patients in the Racine, WI to consider. Cosmetic services are no longer for the Hollywood elite—they can be used by every day patients for smile improvements. One common dental solution that fits many of our patients’ needs is that of the porcelain veneer.

Understanding porcelain veneers

Restorations such as porcelain veneers are incredibly popular for many reasons. Veneers are affordable, effective in covering imperfections on the anterior teeth, and can be a great long-term solution to disguising problems such as breakage, gaps between teeth, or permanent discoloration. Because veneers are made of porcelain, they mimic the appearance of the natural tooth enamel on the existing teeth, blending in seamlessly into the smile. These restorations are extremely thin, though the dentist will need to prepare the tooth by filing down a portion of the natural tooth enamel to ensure proper fit and function. Veneers are known for lasting many years with proper care and attention.

How can porcelain veneers be used?

Because porcelain veneers are bonded onto the front portion of the tooth, they can be used in covering a variety of issues. For example, patients who have a space between their front teeth can place two porcelain veneers together to give the appearance of closer teeth. Teeth that have a chip, crack, or that are misaligned can be covered with a veneer for a more beautiful appearance. It is important that patients understand that they must maintain their routine dental visits and examinations, as cavities and disease can still form on the tooth structure underneath.

Ready to speak to a professional about porcelain veneers?

Dr. Michael Westman and his dental team encourage patients to think about the ways in which cosmetic dentistry can improve the aesthetics of their smile quickly and easily! Call (262) 639-7000 to schedule an appointment at 4944 Charles Street in Racine, WI to learn about this and other treatment options that can be utilized in smile enhancement.

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