Beyond being a symbol of general health and vitality, your smile is the best advertisement for you! That’s why proper dental care is so important. But sometimes, you’re looking for something more — a smile that sizzles.
If you have ever seen a Hollywood star with an amazing smile, you may have thought how you would love to have teeth like that. The smiles of many celebrities are famous thanks to their dazzling white teeth. There’s a good chance many of these celebrities have a hidden secret — they’ve enhanced their smile with veneers.
Dental veneers cover up your tooth without affecting the form and function of the tooth itself. You can use veneers to address structural and cosmetic concerns and improve the color of your teeth. Let’s look at ways dental implants can improve your smile.
1. Dental Veneers Can Whiten Your Smile
If you want a white, brighter smile, you may have considered teeth whitening. But if you’re dealing with tooth discoloration that doesn’t respond to professional teeth whitening or other cosmetic dentistry procedures, dental veneers may be the right treatment for you.
A veneer is a thin layer of tooth-colored material, often porcelain, used to cover the front surface of teeth. The thin veneers are bonded to the fronts of your teeth to create a beautiful and natural-looking smile. Veneers can whiten your smile and correct uneven coloration. If you have permanent staining or discoloration that cannot be removed through professional teeth cleaning or whitening treatments, dental veneers may help.
Dental porcelain does not stain as easily as natural tooth enamel — so with proper oral hygiene and professional care, dental veneers will enhance your smile for years to come .
2. Dental Veneers Can Close Gaps Between Teeth
Dental veneers can close gaps in your teeth that trap food and destroy the symmetry of your smile. Veneers are custom-made, so they can be used to address a wide range of issues. They can even improve the appearance of crooked teeth in less time than traditional braces. Veneers are also a good solution for patients who want to close tooth gaps but don’t want to wear braces.
3. Veneers Can Correct Chipped or Broken Teeth
Have you broken or chipped a tooth? That can be embarrassing, especially if the damage is visible when you smile. A dental veneer can help restore the original look and shape of your tooth. Veneers are also used to strengthen teeth with severe enamel erosion. Veneers can enhance the appearance of damaged teeth but can also improve their strength and durability.
4. Dental Veneers Can Reshape Your Teeth
Veneers can subtly reshape a damaged tooth. For example, a veneer can restore a tooth’s original length if it’s shortened due to injury or decay. It can also reshape teeth worn down from nail-biting and teeth-grinding. Veneers provide a much more conservative option because they require less removal of tooth enamel than a crown or bridge. (On average, dentists remove about 0.5 millimeters of tooth enamel to place veneers, but the amount can vary.)
5. With Veneers, You’ll Smile More Often
There’s nothing more beautiful than a white, healthy smile. You’ll find yourself smiling more often with veneers on your teeth.
Veneers can last 10 years if you care for them properly and avoid chewing on hard items like ice or pens, which can damage them. Veneers last longer than other types of cosmetic dental treatment. However, they can still chip or break like natural teeth. Therefore, it’s important to continue practicing good oral hygiene after getting dental veneers.
The Bottom Line
Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or composite materials. Porcelain veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth and are less likely to stain than composite veneers. Plus, composite veneers are not as long-lasting as porcelain and may require more maintenance.
An initial consultation with us will determine if dental veneers are right for you. At this visit, we can evaluate the condition of your teeth to determine which cosmetic procedure is best. Come see us, and find out if veneers are the right choice for adding sizzle to your smile!
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