How Veneers Can Help Reshape Your Smile

By Gary W. Machiko, DMD
October 16, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

You may have multiple options for making your smile look more aesthetically pleasing when you visit cosmetic dentist Dr. Gary Machiko. Treatments include dental bonding, teeth whitening, porcelain crowns, and metal or invisible braces. But when you want a complete smile makeover, ask your Pittsburgh, PA, dentist about veneers. The main benefit of getting veneers is that this cosmetic treatment allows your dentist to reshape your smile so that it looks both natural and beautiful.

Why Veneers?
The decision on which cosmetic treatment will be best for you depends on the current condition of your natural teeth. If your teeth are severely damaged, worn out, and stained at the inner layers, concealing them with veneers may be the right choice for a number of reasons. It's a fast, effective cosmetic solution. Also, if you want a nicer smile that will last for many years, veneers can last up to 20 years or longer.

Reshaping Your Smile
An important part of the veneer treatment is shaping and contouring each individual device so that the whole smile looks as natural as possible. Your teeth aren't square or pointy around the edges—they have smooth, rounded corners. Your Pittsburgh, PA, dentist's goal is to rebuild and mimic the natural look of your smile. Your dentist can create a “wax veneer” model or use composite resin material to give you an idea of what complete porcelain veneers will look like on your teeth.

Other Benefits of Veneers
Veneers offer additional benefits besides just a better looking smile that lasts for decades. They also provide some protection for your teeth. Because the devices are covering the outer surface, there is a reduced chance of dental decay and enamel erosion. Veneers also encourage you to commit to better dental care and may inspire you to visit your dentist more often for cleanings and necessary treatments.

A New Smile for You
You can get a whole new smile in a relatively short period of time with veneers. Call (724) 719-2866 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gary Machiko at his cosmetic dentistry practice in Pittsburgh, PA.