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What Problems Do Veneers Address?

Porcelain veneers are a very versatile tool that experienced cosmetic dentists can use to correct a wide range of minor issues.

    PHOENIX, AZ, April 08, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Discoloration and staining, minor chips, cracks, or gaps between the teeth can make you self-conscious about your smile. Fortunately, they're all also easily fixable with porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are a very versatile tool that experienced cosmetic dentists can use to correct a wide range of minor issues. These include:

• Severe staining that doesn't respond to whitening treatments
• Cracks in the surface of the tooth
• Gaps between teeth
• Minor misalignment
• Chipped teeth

Porcelain veneers are easy, relatively painless, and quick to apply, and can make a dramatic difference in the look of your smile. Veneers are so versatile, in fact, that cosmetic dentists use them to achieve "instant orthodontics." In instant orthodontics, porcelain veneers are placed in such a way as to close gaps between teeth and even make teeth look straighter, giving you a straight, perfect smile without the expense or discomfort of traditional orthodontics.

If you have stubborn stains on your teeth or discoloration that affects the interior structure of the tooth, such as antibiotic, fluoride, or tetracycline staining, veneers can help. This kind of staining happens during the formation of permanent teeth, and requires more drastic measures than simple whitening treatments. Veneers cover the discolored surface of the tooth and give it a new, natural look.

The actual porcelain veneer is a thin shell of custom-made porcelain, carefully color-matched and shaped to match your teeth. The special porcelain has a translucent quality that mimics that of natural enamel. Because of this, teeth treated with porcelain veneers are virtually indistinguishable from untreated teeth.

While porcelain veneers can address a number of cosmetic issues with the teeth, sometimes a cosmetic dentist must recommend crowns or traditional orthodontics to achieve the results you want. The best way to find out if veneers will work for you is to consult with a cosmetic dentist who has extensive experience with porcelain veneers.

For more information about porcelain veneers and Mesa, Phoenix, and Scottsdale, Arizona cosmetic dentistry, please visit the website of Scott LeSueur, D.D.S. and Charles Dodaro, D.D.S., Cosmetic Dentistry.

Source: Scott LeSueur, D.D.S. and Charles Dodaro, D.D.S.

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