Porcelain Veneers in San Jose As a renowned cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ashwini Bhave regularly sees patients who want to make over their smiles. For many patients, the right cosmetic option is veneers. Veneers are thin porcelain covers that attach to the front of the teeth, and they do not disrupt the health or functionality of the teeth. Below, Dr. Bhave discusses why so many patients seek this cosmetic treatment.

For Sparkling White Teeth

Teeth whitening can get patients’ teeth multiple shades whiter than they currently are, but depending on their starting color, it may not be able to get them as bright-white as patients wish. With veneers, patients can choose the precise color they would like their smile to be — some choose a more natural white shade, while others go for blindingly white.

To Avoid Orthodontics

Patients who have healthy teeth that are unevenly spaced or misaligned have traditionally been directed toward orthodontics (or in more recent times, clear aligners like Invisalign). While these are effective ways to straighten a patient’s smile, the course of treatment can take well over a year and may also involve some discomfort. On the other hand, veneers are usually complete within a couple appointments, allowing patients to avoid a lot of the hassle.

For Increasing the Size of the Teeth

Many patients have small or short teeth because of genetics. While this does not pose any health concerns, it can make a person’s smile look less appealing. Veneers are a practical way to widen or elongate teeth so that they become more prominent, without looking unnatural, so that the teeth become a more visible asset.

To Address Just One Tooth

Although it’s true that many people choose to make over an entire row of teeth with veneers, the number of veneers used in a treatment is entirely up to the patient. Often, patients will choose to cover a single problem tooth with a veneer. A veneer is great for masking a crooked, cracked, discolored, or misshapen tooth so that it matches the other beautiful teeth in the patient’s mouth. 

Discover More About Veneers

Very few people are born with a “perfect” smile. Veneers are a modern solution for enhancing your teeth so that you can attain the teeth you have always dreamed of. To learn all about veneers — including costs and procedure details — please schedule a consultation with Dr. Bhave at Bay Area Dental Specialists by calling (408) 809-7760