If you have never heard about veneers, they are thin porcelain shells applied to the front surface of teeth to enhance their appearance. They are a great option when you have a cosmetic imperfection that you wish to conceal. Veneers are highly customizable, and their shape and shade can be personalized to match your smile. If you have this idea that everybody will see these bulky, overly white shells on your teeth, this is not the case. When you visit Dr. Geomel Bebing, Dr. Harun Ayouby, and the team at Signature Smiles Dental in Riverside, California, they will be able to answer any questions you may have concerning porcelain veneers, including if they are suitable for improving the appearance of small teeth.
Nobody’s smile is perfect. Sometimes teeth can grow in too small, creating gaps in your smile that are noticeable to others. A porcelain veneer is a great way to improve the appearance of a small tooth because it can create an illusion of a longer, wider tooth that fits perfectly in your smile.
Veneers offer the following benefits:
You have probably always been told that orthodontics, like traditional braces or Invisalign, are your only options for correcting gaps in your smile, but this is not always the case. If your teeth are straight and aligned, and the only reason for gaps in your smile is due to small teeth, then a veneer will be a better option for you. If you try to bring gapped teeth which are in proper alignment together via orthodontics, it can create misalignment and bite issues.
When correcting esthetic problems in your smile, a porcelain veneer is a great way to accomplish this. Outside of having to shave a tiny layer of the tooth’s enamel away, veneers are a non-intrusive cosmetic solution.