5 Awesome Ways Porcelain Veneers Can Improve Your Smile That You Didn't Know About

Veneers are thin sheets of tooth-colored porcelain that fit right over your teeth to improve your smile. You may know these can correct minor imperfections to give you a glowing smile, but they offer benefits to your look that extend beyond the obvious. Read on to learn some unexpected ways porcelain veneers enhance your smile.


Veneers instantly whiten your teeth without you’re having to go through whitening procedures. Veneers can even whiten teeth that can’t be altered with traditional topical solutions, such as those affected by trauma or medications.

Plus, the porcelain resists stains, so your teeth stay whiter for the long-term. You should still be cautious in your use of tobacco and stain-causing foods, such as coffee and red wine, as stains are still possible. Use a straw to drink when appropriate, and cut back on stain-inducing practices.


The color and shape of veneers are customized to your mouth. You don’t just get a more uniform smile; it’s a more uniform smile that fits your face and skin tones. The color of veneers matches your natural tooth color, and the overlays fit onto your existing teeth to improve imperfections, but still fit your mouth. Veneers create a  naturally more beautiful smile.

Repair gaps

Veneers can correct teeth that are too small or that are chipped or cracked, but they can also correct minor gaps between teeth that can make you feel self-conscious and trap bacteria. Veneers help you get a tighter smile without having to endure months or years of braces or aligners. Not all gapped teeth can be corrected with veneers, however, so discuss your concerns and goals with Dr. Carlile.

Enhanced hygiene

When your teeth have large gaps, cracks, and are misshapen, it can be harder to get them completely clean. Porcelain veneers give your teeth a more uniform shape, so they’re easier to floss and brush. Cleaner teeth mean less decay, so you keep a healthy smile for a long time.

Preserve your teeth

Dr. Carlile will remove a minute amount of the enamel of your existing teeth to allow enough room for placement of the veneers. But, unlike with crowns, the structure and root of your tooth remain intact. The roots are still firmly implanted in your jaw bone, keeping it healthy and helping to maintain the structure of your face. You won’t see the shifts in face structure that you might if you lose or remove entire teeth.

About veneers

Consult with Dr. Carlile if you’re wondering about how veneers may help you achieve your smile goals. Because he must remove a thin layer of your existing enamel to apply the veneers, porcelain veneers are permanent, so you should be sure it’s the right procedure for you before going forward with the process. Veneers last from 10-15 years and require the same daily hygiene care as your natural teeth.

To learn more about porcelain veneers and whether they’re the right dental procedure for your smile, call the office of Kenosha Breeze Family Dentistry, or book an appointment online today.

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