Tooth enamel, the layer covering your teeth, is the hardest material in the human body. However, it can still be cracked or broken when you suffer some kind of trauma, such as a fall, crash, or sports injury when playing without a mouth guard.
Acidic and sugary foods can also cause decay and cavities that weaken the tooth structure, making it susceptible to damage from consuming hard substances such as hard candy or ice. Fortunately, chips, cracks, and other kinds of minor tooth damage can be repaired using porcelain veneers to provide an attractive and realistic restoration.
Part of the tooth enamel – on the front side of the tooth – is grinded to create room to bond the veneer. Veneers can be placed on one or multiple teeth, with proper customization for each damaged or cracked tooth to create a uniform look. Porcelain veneers are recommended for different types of tooth damage, including craze lines. These refer to shallow cracks on the surface of tooth enamel that don’t cause any pain, but can affect your smile. Consult with your dentist to determine if porcelain veneers can help to improve your smile. With proper care, the cosmetic treatment can last for decades without needing a replacement.
Porcelain veneers can greatly improve your smile and self-esteem, and restore your natural tooth’s function. Because veneers are individually sculpted for each person, it is almost impossible to see the difference between a veneer and your natural tooth.
Time to see a dentist? Let us introduce you to a new level of care at the practice of Dr. Borzoo Ahmadi, DDS, in West Hollywood, CA. Patients from West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and all over the world have unlocked more beautiful smiles and lasting oral health with our help. We can’t wait to show you your most confident smile.