Coverage of imperfections near the front of the smile is at the forefront of many patients’ cosmetic desires for their smiles. If you live in Colorado Springs, Colorado and want to work with a dental provider who offers cosmetic procedures to enhance your smile, we encourage you to book an appointment with Dr. Mark H. Wright. He is a dentist in the community who offers porcelain veneers and other aesthetic solutions to common dental concerns.
What is a porcelain veneer?
A porcelain veneer, sometimes referred to as a “tooth laminate,” is a restoration that is made to cover imperfections on the anterior teeth. The anterior teeth are the teeth near the front of the mouth that are commonly seen when patients smile and speak. If imperfections are there, patients might be unsure as to the options available to them. Porcelain veneers are often chosen as they can cover these teeth and disguise imperfections that often make patients feel self-conscious. This thin shell of porcelain is custom-made for the patient to match his or her existing teeth for seamless integration into the smile.
What can a porcelain veneer cover?
Porcelain veneers can cover many different types of imperfections, including:
- Gaps between teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Chipped/broken teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
What about composite veneers?
Dr. Mark H. Wright also provides composite veneers, which are often less expensive than porcelain veneers. However, these are more susceptible to staining, so they do not last as long as traditional porcelain restorations will. This is important for patients to consider, especially if they are seeking a long-term solution that does not require expensive replacements on a regular basis. When patients take great care in keeping their porcelain veneers clean and protecting them from damage, they will often enjoy these restorations for ten years or longer.
Are you thinking about porcelain veneers?
Whether you want to speak to our provide about porcelain or composite veneers, Dr. Mark H. Wright can help. Call (719) 624-4122 to request a consultation visit and discuss this and other restorative solutions available at the office, conveniently located at 930 N. Cedar Street in Colorado Springs, Colorado.