Dental patients in Ontario, California, seeking a simple and straightforward procedure for improving their smile’s appearance are choosing porcelain dental veneers with increasing regularity. Dr. Mukesh Patel and the team at Ontario Dental Center provide fully custom-crafted veneers to patients looking to improve the appearance of their teeth. Veneers are shaped, sized, and shaded to the patient’s specifications, so they always walk away with a smile they cannot wait to show off. But what about patients with smaller teeth? Will veneers work for them?
Veneers are very thin but strong shells made of porcelain that provide an appearance that mimics the translucency of your tooth’s natural enamel. Veneers have become incredibly popular in recent years due to their ability to be completely customized. Their shape, size, and shade can all be crafted to your exact specification. The veneer is bonded to the front surface of the tooth. A tooth’s preparation is minimal, with a very thin layer of enamel needing to be shaved off. This is pain-free but necessary so that the veneer will fit comfortably over the tooth.
Veneers are incredibly versatile and can conceal a wide array of dental issues, including:
A massive benefit of veneers is that they do not require any special care for them to last for years. You must follow your regular at-home regimen, including proper brushing, flossing, and rinsing habits. You will want to refrain from potentially harmful acts such as chewing on hard foods and objects. Sticky foods can even cause veneers to loosen, so watch out for those as well. Other than that, you take proper care of your mouth, visit your dentist regularly, and your veneers should last you for years before needing to be replaced.
While you may be apprehensive about asking your dentist about veneers due to having smaller than average teeth, you should put those fears aside. Small teeth will not prevent you from getting veneers; they can help the appearance of smaller than average teeth. When adult teeth grow small, with gaps in between or with a shorter visible surface area that negatively impacts the look of your teeth, one of the best ways to correct these appearance issues is with porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers can help create an appearance of teeth that look longer and wider, with a better fit in the mouth. This is, of course, all an illusion, but nobody ever needs to know that. The natural appearance of porcelain veneers ensures that nobody will ever have a reason to question your smile’s appearance. Other benefits of veneers for smaller teeth include:
While you may have always considered orthodontics as the only answer to the gaps between your small teeth, this is not necessarily the case. As long as your teeth are straight and gaps are just due to the size of your teeth, porcelain veneers may be the better option for you.
Patients who visit Dr. Mukesh Patel and the team at Ontario Dental Center quickly learn the transformative abilities of porcelain veneers. If you have lived a life hiding your smile due to gaps created by small teeth, you can end that right now with a simple phone call. You can schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Patel by calling (909) 414-3535.