How Could Veneers Help Me?

By Gary W. Machiko, DMD
May 22, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Veneers  

Veneers can help you completely transform your smile. Cosmetic flaws such as stains, discolorations, cracks, chips, or gaps between teeth can all be corrected with veneers. Veneers are thin covers placed over the fronts of problem teeth to conceal imperfections. Once placed,Veneers veneers look and function just like natural teeth. You will have a beautiful flaw-free smile and no one will know you have veneers. In Pittsburgh, veneers are placed by Dr. Gary Machiko.

What are Veneers?

Veneers are thin covers cemented to the front of teeth with cosmetic imperfections to improve their appearance. Veneers can be used to conceal or correct a variety of imperfections, including stains, discolorations, chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, and uneven surfaces, as well as misshaped teeth. Veneers are made from porcelain, which closely resembles the look of natural tooth enamel. The shape, size, and color of veneers are custom matched to your teeth for a completely natural look.

Veneers are placed by first preparing the tooth. Shaving away some enamel allows the veneer to sit flat against the tooth so it does not stick out past the surrounding teeth. The veneers are then cemented in place and will not fall off when eating, speaking, brushing, or flossing.

Benefits of Veneers

There are several benefits to choosing veneers to improve your smile. Their placement is fairly simple and the veneers will blend in with the surrounding teeth once placed. Further, veneers are cemented in place so they will not come loose or fall off. Additional benefits of veneers include:

  • Look just like natural teeth
  • Can bite and chew food normally
  • Can be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth
  • Conceal flaws, such as stains or discolorations
  • Repair cracked or chipped teeth
  • Close small gaps between teeth
  • Reshape teeth that are oddly shaped
  • Smooth out uneven surfaces on teeth

Veneers can help you and your teeth by concealing cosmetic imperfections, giving you a beautiful, new smile. Whether you wish to hide unsightly stains and discolorations on teeth, close gaps, or fix cracks and chips, veneers can help. For veneers in Pittsburgh, schedule an appointment with Dr. Machiko by calling his dental practice at (724) 719-2866.