Are Veneers the Dental Solution You’ve Been Looking For?

Invest in a healthier, brighter smile for years to come.

Whether you’re taking family photos or joining in on a family video call, you’re bound to crack a few smiles and share a few laughs! If your teeth have suffered wear and tear over the years, you may find yourself wanting to refresh your smile in the new year.

Dental veneers are a great way to do just that, restoring the health, function, and appearance of your teeth to create a smile that radiates health and confidence. Since veneers last 15 years or more if they’re taken care of with a great oral hygiene routine, they’re a worthwhile investment for you to make in yourself. They’ll help improve your long-term oral and overall health as well as your confidence. After all, it’s a wonderful feeling to know your smile looks as beautiful and healthy as it feels!

With Dr. Smith pouring her skill and well-known artistry into creating your customized porcelain veneers, you can gain a sense of confidence and beauty in your smile that will help you feel ready to let it take center stage. Here are a few ways veneers may be able to improve your smile’s health and appearance.

Veneers for Color Correction

Childhood injuries, certain types of antibiotics, and natural aging can all lead to permanent staining on your teeth that professional tooth whitening treatments can’t erase. When this happens, veneers can completely restore the appearance of your smile. They’re custom-made for you and are placed on your teeth individually, so you can get a single veneer to cover a stain on a single tooth or you can refresh the appearance of your entire smile with a set of veneers. You’ll work with Dr. Smith to choose the shade of your new veneers, allowing you to match the color of your existing teeth or choose a refreshed, brighter shade for your entire smile.

If the stains on your teeth are caused by enamel erosion, which is often a consequence of the natural aging process but can also result from drinking a lot of acidic beverages like sodas or conditions like dry mouth and acid reflux, you may also be experiencing tooth sensitivity. Dental veneers act as a shield on the front of your teeth, protecting them from decay and reducing or erasing your tooth sensitivity. You won’t have to worry about the sharp pain that biting into chilled fruit, eating ice cream, or taking a sip of hot coffee used to cause. You’ll simply be able to enjoy all of your favorite cold and hot foods without thinking about your teeth, which can be a freeing feeling if you’ve been dealing with tooth sensitivity for a while! Even better, your veneers manage all of this while restoring the beauty of your smile too.

Chipped Teeth

A chipped tooth can impact both the appearance and health of your smile. The thinner layer of enamel and roughened surface where a tooth has been chipped provides a good surface for bacteria to grow on while also having a thinner layer of protection, making the damaged part of your tooth more vulnerable to decay. Veneers protect your damaged tooth from decay and future injury while restoring its appearance. Dr. Smith can custom-design your new veneer to look exactly like your damaged tooth, but you can also take the opportunity to tweak the tooth’s appearance. The porcelain that veneers are made from matches natural teeth in gloss and color, so no one will be able to tell you have one, let alone which tooth it’s on! Your smile will look just as natural and beautiful as it did before you injured your tooth, and you’ll have the added confidence of knowing your veneer is helping to protect it from future damage.

Veneers for Cracked Teeth

Just like chipped teeth, cracks in your teeth can increase the likelihood of tooth decay if they go untreated. This is because even if they aren’t causing you pain, cracks are hard to clean and have a thinner layer of protective enamel. Getting a dental veneer seals up the crack on your tooth’s surface, so it fulfills the dual function of protecting its future health and restoring its appearance.

Veneers for Misaligned or Crooked Teeth

Orthodontic treatment isn’t the only way to remedy misaligned or slightly crooked teeth. Porcelain veneers can give you a brand new smile in a fraction of the time. If you have one or two slightly crooked teeth, Dr. Smithwill help you design veneers that will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Dr. Smith can also revitalize your entire smile with a set of veneers using her well-known artistry to design a smile that will complement the shape and features of your face. She’ll help you decide on the size, shape, and shade of your new teeth, crafting a smile that’s both unique and beautiful! As an added bonus, teeth that are straight and even are easier to clean thoroughly, so veneers help protect against gum disease and tooth decay. Healthier teeth and gums even benefit your overall health in the long run, so taking steps to improve your oral health is a good decision for the health of your entire body.

Gap-Toothed Smiles

Veneers can also provide a long-term solution without orthodontic treatment if you have a gap between two of your teeth, such as between your two front teeth. To remedy this, Dr. Smith will design two veneers, one for each tooth on either side of the gap. She will widen each veneer slightly so they bridge the gap without appearing noticeably wider than your natural teeth. Closing the gap makes it easier to floss and clean your teeth thoroughly, making it easier for you to protect them from gum disease and cavities.

Improve your oral health with veneers.

Veneers can help you feel better about the health and appearance of your smile. By actively safeguarding your oral health, they also protect your overall health and help keep you healthier for years to come. This makes them both a practical and genuinely enjoyable way to invest in yourself. If you’d like to learn more about how porcelain veneers can help you, call and schedule a consultation with us at any time!