by Robert Rapisarda
So much can be accomplished with porcelain veneers. Versatile and perfectly matched to your natural teeth, porcelain veneers enhance smiles and look great when in place. Dr. Robert Rapisarda has routinely used porcelain veneers at his practice here in Barre to treat chips, cracks, and stains on the teeth of patients. What many don’t realize is that porcelain veneers can also be used to treat tooth gaps and issues with spacing.
Problems Associated with Tooth Gaps and Poor Spacing
Little spaces and gaps in your smile can have a negative impact on your overall appearance. If the gaps are visible among your most prominent teeth, this can be especially problematic, and you may find your smile lacking the beauty you’d hoped it had. A number of people are self-conscious about their smiles precisely because of tooth gaps.
Porcelain Veneers Are Called Instant Orthodontics for a Reason
One of the nicknames for porcelain veneers is instant orthodontics. It’s called that for good reason. In just two visits, a person can have the appearance of orthodontic care without the months of brackets, wires, and discomfort.
When a person gets porcelain veneers placed, the veneers blend in seamlessly with the rest of their smile, making the smile look totally natural in the process. It will appear that the patient has undergone orthodontic treatment, but in fact, it will have only been treated with porcelain veneers.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers for Spacing Problems
The biggest benefits of having porcelain veneers placed to address gaps is that the process is accomplished very quickly and the results are quite wonderful. No one is able to tell that a patient has had any dental work performed. In addition, the porcelain veneers mask other imperfections on a person’s smile, making the patient’s treated teeth look perfect, pristine, and absolutely brilliant.
Cases When Traditional Orthodontics May Be More Ideal
While porcelain veneers are ideal for many problems with gaps and spacing, the solution is purely cosmetic in nature. If a patient has a serious issue with gaps and spacing, this may be a pressing dental health concern. Malocclusion can cause bruxism (teeth grinding) to occur, resulting in tooth damage and a TMJ disorder as well.
In cases where the health of a patient is affected by the gaps between their teeth, the ideal solution for care is traditional orthodontic treatment.
Helping You Make the Best Choices
We obviously can’t treat patients in a one-size-fits-all manner since their needs vary a great deal. During the consultation process, we will carefully assess the health and aesthetics of your smile and determine the best way to enhance both through the latest in advanced dental care. What’s important to us is that patients understand all of their treatment options and are able to make well-informed choices about them.
Discuss Your Options with Dr. Rapisarda
Would you like to learn more about porcelain veneers and how they can enhance your smile? If so, it’s important that you contact our dental care practice today to schedule a consultation. During your discussion with Dr. Rapisarda, you will be able to learn more about your many options for smile makeover enhancements.