Veneers in Burbank
Dental veneers are wafers of thin tooth-shaped materials attached over the surface of your teeth to externally transform their appearance. Dental veneers completely conceal your original teeth and make your teeth look perfectly uniform, stainless, and symmetrical. In most cases, dentists have to remove a few millimeters of your enamel to accommodate dental veneers but the process isn’t highly invasive.
At Harmony Dental of Burbank, we have some of the best cosmetic dentists in the area who can examine your teeth and provide the best dental veneers that can drastically improve your smile.
Whitening Intrinsically Stained Teeth
Your teeth may be discolored and stained for several reasons — because of the gradual wearing off of enamel, because of the surface stains on your enamel, or because of intrinsic stains from childhood.
If your teeth are stained and discolored intrinsically or because of insufficient enamel, then you can’t whiten them with regular teeth whitening procedures. In that case, dental veneers are the best way to conceal them and project the appearance of a perfect set of white teeth.
Furthermore, even if you have surface stains on your teeth, then professional teeth whitening isn’t a permanent procedure. Dental veneers, on the other hand, are permanent and you won’t need touch-ups every few months.
Replacing Worn Enamel
As mentioned previously, as you grow older, your natural enamel starts wearing off gradually. The enamel is translucent and when it wears off, you can see the underlying dentin layer, which makes your teeth look discolored.
With dental veneers, you can replace the worn-out enamel, especially if you use porcelain veneers. Porcelain has many of the same properties as enamel — it has the same texture and it reflects light in the same way. As such, porcelain veneers look just like actual enamel.
Fixing Misaligned and Crooked Teeth
Do you suffer from malocclusion or issues of misalignment such as crooked teeth, open bite, protruding teeth, etc? Generally speaking, you can fix these issues with orthodontic procedures but those procedures take several years.
With veneers, you can conceal all of those misalignment issues and project a perfectly even and symmetrical set of teeth.