When it comes to first impressions, your smile takes center stage and speaks volumes before you ever say a word. If you want to be sized up as someone healthy, happy, and confident, a smile full of sparkling white, straight teeth can go a long way.
Dental veneers are ultra-thin shells, custom fabricated from porcelain, and permanently affixed to the outside of your tooth or teeth. Dental veneers are a fast, low-maintenance solution that addresses many aesthetic issues.
Here are five of the most common smile flaws we correct with veneers.
Many clients choose veneers to transform stained, discolored teeth into gleaming pearly whites. While your natural teeth are designed to last a lifetime, they’re vulnerable to the hazards of everyday life.
Various lifestyle factors contribute to stained or yellow teeth. Years of enjoying your favorite cup of morning coffee and evening wine can leave their marks long after the cup is empty. Beverages like tea, coffee, and wine contain substances that stain teeth and are stubborn to remove.
Even if teeth-staining beverages aren’t a part of your lifestyle, the natural enamel on the front of your teeth wears down as you age. As this happens, the brown dentin inside your teeth tends to show through, causing your teeth to appear yellow.
Decaying can also settle in and wreak havoc on your teeth.
Veneers are a fast, effective way to restore beautiful, natural-looking teeth.
Veneers can cover imperfections that chip away at your self-confidence. Because veneers are thin coverings placed on the front of your teeth, cracks, and chips are concealed. Veneers can address other types of cosmetic concerns, such as smaller-than-average teeth.
Natural wear and tear can cause irregularities in your teeth. Other issues, such as teeth grinding (bruxism), also wear down your teeth. Some teeth may wear down more than others, causing an uneven, irregular appearance. Veneers restore an even, cosmetically pleasing appearance.
Gaps in teeth aren’t just a cosmetic issue. Spaces or gaps in your teeth increase the risk of tooth decay and bite misalignment. If left untreated, you’re at risk for other oral health complications. Veneers can close gaps and eliminate spaces for bacteria to harbor.
While orthodontic devices, such as braces or Invaslign®, are the best ways to straighten severe misalignments, veneers can cover minor issues. The best way to know whether we can correct the appearance of a crooked or twisted tooth is to book a visit so we can take a look.
When you choose veneers, the process is simple and painless. We start by preparing your teeth and taking impressions for our lab so that they customize the veneers for your teeth. Simultaneously, we choose the best color to match your teeth.
There’s never been a more versatile solution for restoring a beautiful smile. To learn more about how veneers can help address your cosmetic concerns, call our office to request an appointment online.