Colour is not the only reason why people choose to have porcelain veneers installed. They are also used to conceal small chips and cracks which have compromised the shape of the tooth. If you suffer from a chip or crack your dentist will evaluate your tooth structure to determine whether a crown or veneer will best suit your needs. Another reason for dental veneers is if you are concerned about the appearance of your mamelons which are the small ridges on your two upper front teeth which are required to break through the gum. These can be worn down when you’re a child however for some people the ridges stay throughout their whole life.
We often have patients visit our dental practice, who are concerned about the appearance of slightly buck teeth or short, stubby teeth. ‘Buck teeth’ is generally a genetic condition that occurs when your teeth develop. Short or stubby teeth can also be genetic however, they can also occur due to bruxism which is the grinding of your teeth. Porcelain veneers can conceal both of these conditions by covering and elongating the individual teeth.