Porcelain Veneers An Overview
Porcelain veneers can make an incredible difference in almost any smile – repairing chips, cracks and gaps, lengthening teeth that are too small, perfecting an irregular or jagged tooth line and covering the most discolored or stained teeth. Porcelain Veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that is used to straighten, reshape or brighten teeth.
Woodbridge VA cosmetic dentist, Dr. Joseph Cavallo places porcelain veneers to treat both cosmetic and dental health issues.
Porcelain veneers not only provide the smile you have always wanted, but can also offer dental health benefits, balancing your bite if you have short, small, worn down or crooked teeth. They are a great restorative treatment for teeth that have cracked or chipped when dental bonding is not appropriate, enabling Dr. Cavallo to restore a healthy bite and prevent the same problems from occurring again in the future.
What is the difference between a crown and a veneer?
While crowns and veneers are a very similar type of restoration, there are a few key differences. One of the main differences between crowns and veneers is that a dental crown covers the entire tooth, while a dental veneer only covers the front and sides of a tooth.
Veneers are commonly used to:
- Fix gaps between teeth
- Repair chipped or broken teeth
- Improve the appearance of crooked or misshaped teeth
- Change the shape or length of teeth
- Cover stained or discolored teeth