Discover The Benefits of Veneers

By Gary W. Machiko, DMD
July 26, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Even minor cosmetic imperfections can take a toll on your smile. From stains and discolorations to gaps between teeth and chips or veneerscracks, your smile may not look the way you want it to, but you are not alone. A smile makeover is at the top of many people's wish list for cosmetic improvements. The good news is that depending on your situation, you don't necessarily have to invest in major dental work to fix and dramatically improve your smile. Dr. Gary Machiko, a dentist in Pittsburgh, PA, recommends dental veneers for a number of common cosmetic dental problems.

Get A Brand New Smile with Dental Veneers in Pittsburgh, PA

Chances are that someone you know has improved their smile with dental veneers. They have become a staple of cosmetic dentistry due to their affordability and effectiveness in correcting a number of cosmetic issues like:

  • Chips and cracks
  • Mild to moderate gaps and spaces not related to bite or alignment problems
  • Change tooth size and shape
  • Cover stains and discolorations
  • Seal a tooth after root canal therapy or treatment for tooth decay

Despite the fact that veneers deliver major results that can quite literally makeover your smile overnight, it is a relatively minimally invasive procedure. Veneers are typically made of razor-thin porcelain or composite material that is bonded directly onto the teeth. Each veneer is custom designed to change the size, shape, or color of a damaged tooth. In some cases, a small layer of enamel may have to be shaved down to ensure that the veneer fits properly and evenly over the tooth and a natural-looking finish. In most cases, a good veneer can last anywhere from five to ten years and beyond, provided you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and make regular visits to the dentist for check-ups and professional cleanings. Whether you need to repair some cosmetic damage or just want to make cosmetic improvements, veneers may be a good option for you.

Find a Dentist in Pittsburgh, PA

To learn more about the benefits of dental veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact our office by calling 412-367-1319 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Machiko today.