Some qualities of a beautiful smile include good shape, alignment and color. If your teeth could use improvement in any of these categories, veneers may be the answer. Dr. Brian Petersburg in Brighton, MI has years of experience examining patients and determining whether or not they are a good candidate for this procedure.
About Veneers in Brighton
Veneers are thin coverings that go over the top of the teeth. It is a wafer-thin layer of strong porcelain that is a substitution for natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is tough and translucent, making it a great choice for veneers. It doesn’t stain like tooth enamel does, so having white teeth for a lifetime is simple.
Due to recent advancements in dental technology, veneers can be made so thin now that they are nearly undetectable in the mouth. They have been proven to help improve:
- Color: Teeth can become stained from food and beverage and even aging. Veneers are available in a variety of shades to match the other natural teeth the best.
- Alignment/Spacing: Veneers can help close small gaps between teeth or make corrections in improving shape.
- Shape/Size: Teeth can be worn down due to grinding. Veneers can be shaped or sized to what is most flattering for each patient.
There are some instances where veneers won’t work well including large gaps where orthodontics might be a better choice. If a patient has had trauma or lost a lot of tooth structure due to decay, crowns may be better a better option. Whatever the case, veneers are cared for much as the same way as natural teeth with a regular oral hygiene routine. Dr. Petersburg can examine the teeth and make a professional decision regarding each patient’s oral health situation.
To learn more about veneers, call our dental office today to schedule an appointment in Brighton, MI at 810-227-4224.