Close gaps in the front of the smile with porcelain veneers
- Posted on: Mar 15 2020
Gaps between the front teeth can be unsightly and cause patients to feel embarrassed about the appearance of their smile. Instead of hiding the smile or avoiding social contact, patients should speak with their dentist to learn more about the treatment options available to them. Many patients find that porcelain veneers are a wonderful solution to gapped teeth that eliminate the need for extensive orthodontic work to repair.
What is a porcelain veneer?
Dr. Lindsey Marshall commonly uses porcelain veneers to help patients with gaps between their front teeth. The veneer is a thin ceramic restoration that is made to bond onto the front of a tooth. It can cover imperfections including gaps, staining, misaligned, or broken teeth. When the two front teeth are covered with porcelain veneers, it can close the gap and give patients a reason to smile freely!
How are the teeth prepared for porcelain veneers?
While veneers are extremely thin, to begin with, it is still important for patients to have their teeth prepared before placement. Preparations for placing a porcelain veneer starts with the removal of a thin portion of the front tooth’s enamel. Impressions are made after this has been completed, and these molds are used to create the final veneer in a dental laboratory. When the veneers are bonded into place, they will not add extra bulk and will blend seamlessly with the patient’s smile!
Who is a candidate for porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are not just for patients who have a gap between their front teeth. They can also be used on anterior teeth that have other issues such as:
• Permanent staining
• Unusual shape
To determine candidacy, patients need to start with a consultation visit with our dentist.
Speak to Dr. Lindsey Marshall about veneers today!
Patients in the Ardmore, PA area who have gaps between their front teeth are welcome to speak to our team to discuss the benefits of placing porcelain veneers. Dr. Lindsey Marshall is accepting new patients in her practice. Call the front office team at (610) 649-0696 today and book a consultation appointment at 32 Parking Plaza, Ste. #800.
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