3 Ways Porcelain Veneers Can Improve Your Teeth Appearance

Dental porcelain veneers are thin enamel-like tooth coverings that look and feel like natural teeth. They can change your smile, self-confidence, and quality of life. Dental veneers serve to cover up dental flaws such as crooked, gapped, broken or stained teeth. Porcelain veneers are a good option for people who do not suffer from decaying teeth or receding gums. To have dental veneers put in place, your dentist will usually need to reshape your tooth a little to make room for the veneer. The veneers are then put into place and bonded to your teeth with a special dental bonding cement. Dental porcelain veneers have a heavy upfront cost but pay for themselves over time as they are long-lasting and if done well can last for decades.

How Dental Veneers Improve Your Dental Health

The benefits of having porcelain dental veneers go beyond improving your smile; they also improve your dental health. They do so by solving other issues that can come about over time with teeth. Dental veneers add an extra layer of protection to your existing teeth. This can help to protect them from future cracks and stains. Teeth with dental veneers can be easier to clean than broken, crooked, or chipped teeth. Having clean teeth helps reduce bacteria levels in one’s mouth. Veneers will close gaps between teeth so less food gets stuck inside; thus avoiding cavities and tooth decay. When you have straight solid teeth, it is easier to chew your food. In turn, smaller particles of food are more easily broken down by your body’s digestive enzymes, improving digestion. Dental veneers can improve your dental health, and your overall physical health and well-being.

Getting Rid of Discolouration and Stains

Over time, our teeth may develop stains. Some people’s teeth are more sensitive and stain more easily. Extrinsic stains – stains on the outside surface of your teeth – can be due to what you eat, drink or if you smoke or chew tobacco. These types of stains are easily removed during the normal professional cleaning procedure at dental surgery. However, if the cause of the stain isn’t stopped (eg. smoking or drinking lots of black tea), the stains will reoccur. Each time it reoccurs, it can be safely polished off professionally without any damage to the teeth. Intrinsic stains (colour and discolouration from within the teeth) can not be polished off during cleaning. This requires changing the colour of the tooth from the inside out and can be achieved most effectively by teeth whitening procedures. For people with severely stained or discoloured teeth, whitening and cleaning options may not be as effective or last as long as the placement of porcelain dental veneers. Veneers can rid your teeth of nasty brown stains and protect them long into the future. With veneers, you can also choose the exact colour and whiteness of your new teeth. Veneers are less sensitive to stains caused by the use of tobacco products. After quitting tobacco, many choose dental veneers to whiten their smile and start anew.

Closing Gaps Between Teeth

Having gapped teeth can affect not only your smile but the way you chew and digest food. Gaps in your teeth can also act as traps for food to get stuck in; this can be uncomfortable and may invite future oral health issues. Gapped teeth can be due to a number of reasons: mismatching of the jaw to tooth size, periodontal disease (gum disease), missing teeth, or even thumb sucking. There are a few options to fix gapped teeth, depending on the nature of the gaps. There are orthodontic solutions like braces and clear aligners. If your teeth are healthy and you wish to avoid orthodontic solutions, veneers provide another way to create a gap-free smile. Dental veneers provide a non-surgical option for people who wish to cover up their gapped teeth. They are especially useful for those who have a combination of teeth flaws as they can fix them all with one go and provide a stunning natural smile.

Correction of Imperfections

Veneers is an all-around great option for the correction of any dental imperfections. Correcting physical imperfections can impact not only how you look, but how you feel. Having straight and properly aligned teeth can help restore your self-confidence when you speak and when you smile. Sometimes the physical distortion of your teeth can create speech impediments or difficulty to pronounce certain sounds such as ‘t’s and ‘s’s. Correcting this misalignment will help you to feel more confident when you speak. If you suppress your smile, you could be holding yourself back from feeling uninhibited joy and the many health benefits of smiling. When we smile, we release endorphins which act as mild-pain relievers that help in the management of both physical and mental stress. Fixing dental imperfections will allow you to feel confident to express yourself in any social situation. 


Dental porcelain veneers are one of the best options out there to provide you with the perfect smile you have always dreamed of. Dental porcelain veneers will correct any imperfections of crooked, heavily stained, broken or gapped teeth with beautiful natural looking and feeling teeth. If you think veneers could be the right option for you, contact us today at Whitehorse Dental to make an appointment and speak to a professional cosmetic dentist about veneer placement. You can also book an appointment online.

If you’re in pain, want to improve your smile, or simply want preventative treatments so your teeth can be healthier for longer, visit us at Whitehorse Dental. We offer highly personalised services and a ‘whole-of-mouth’ approach to your dental care. Visit the website to check out a full list of our services. Stay up to date on all tooth care updates by checking out our blog