While porcelain veneers seem like the ultimate answer to a myriad of esthetic problems with your smile, this cosmetic treatment cannot fix everything under the sun. You might find that your particular needs fall either outside the scope of veneer benefits or that you simply need more extensive treatment. The good news is that we are ready to provide you with alternative solutions to ensure you achieve the beautiful smile you’re after.
When You Need Restorative Care
If you visit us because you want to dramatically enhance the beauty of your smile, we will fully examine your oral cavity and discuss your goals. In most instances, severe cosmetic damage that doesn’t affect the health of your teeth and gums will be well suited to porcelain veneers. However, if your damage is affecting your oral health, including physically injured teeth, we may instead suggest restorative treatments with cosmetic benefits (such as white fillings and porcelain crowns). This will address oral health concerns, while beautifying your grin.
When It’s Really Your Gumline
You may be quite attracted to porcelain veneers because you feel your smile does not look symmetrical. In some cases, we discover that it is, in fact, asymmetrical gum tissue that is causing a problem with uniformity. Fortunately, we may improve the balance of your smile with gum contouring.
When Misalignment Is Severe
A major benefit of porcelain veneers is that they can often improve the visual alignment of your smile. This may occur if you have mildly rotated teeth or tiny spaces between teeth. However, if you suffer from significant misalignment, we will suggest orthodontic care like Invisalign treatment.