Minor to moderate staining of teeth can be successfully corrected with the placement of porcelain laminate veneers. This type of procedure benefits patients with genetically discolored teeth, as well as who may have received prolonged administration of drugs, such as tetracycline. The procedure can also be performed for individuals who wish to improve their facial appearance and enhance their smile.
Veneers are frequently included with a treatment plan for patients who are self-conscious about their appearance, and are typically placed within the visible region to conceal unsightly discolorations.
<p?Veneers may be used to envelope the facial, incisal and interproximal surfaces of each tooth, leaving most of the remaining tooth structure untouched. This procedure often represents a preferable alternative to crowns, which require a severe and irreversible reduction of natural tooth structure.
Other affordable options include composite veneers that are directly bonded to the facial tooth surface, and are usually placed in just one visit. Veneers fabricated with composite are somewhat less durable and may, depending on the patient’s oral habits and nutritional choices, need to be periodically replaced. Learn about your options by scheduling an initial evaluation with Dr. Schau today.