Have you ever noticed that when someone smiles at you, it’s hard not to smile back? A person with a beautiful, healthy smile always seems so approachable and friendly. It’s like having a secret superpower that arms you with confidence.
If a smile like this sounds out of your reach because you have gaps in your teeth, chipped teeth, stained teeth, or a number of other smile flaws, there’s hope. Veneers can give you a dazzling smile that you can be proud of.
In this blog, the dental specialists at Comfort Dental Spa in Farmington Hills, Michigan, explain what veneers are, how they’re put on, and what they can fix.
What are veneers and what can they fix?
Veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that go on the front surfaces of your teeth. They can be made of porcelain or composite materials, and they can address a number of cosmetic and structural concerns, such as cracked teeth, stained teeth, or unevenly sized teeth.
To get a veneer, your dentist removes some of your tooth’s enamel to make room for the veneer. Then an impression is made of your tooth so that the veneer can be milled to fit your tooth exactly. Then you and your dentist select a color that best matches your surrounding teeth.
When the veneer comes back from the lab, your dentist bonds it to your tooth, and your flaw is corrected just like that. The process normally takes two visits to the dentist, and when you leave your second appointment, your tooth will not only look better, but it will be stronger, too. Here are five dental flaws veneers can fix.
1. Chipped, cracked, or worn teeth
If you have chipped, cracked, or worn teeth, veneers can be placed on these teeth to cover and reinforce them. Not only will veneers hide the damage, but they will make your teeth stronger.
2. Misshapen or unevenly sized teeth
Veneers can also fix misshapen teeth or teeth that are not uniform. By putting veneers on misshapen teeth, they can give your teeth the right proportions.
3. Unevenly spaced teeth
Veneers can cover gaps in your teeth. If you have unevenly spaced teeth, veneers can fill in these gaps to give you a complete smile.
4. Severely discolored teeth
While teeth whitening can help many men and women, unfortunately, it can’t help everyone. Sometimes, trauma, excessive fluoride use, certain medications, and other things can darken or discolor teeth to the point where teeth whitening treatments won’t work. If this is you, veneers can make your teeth gleam again.
5. Combine with full mouth reconstruction
If you need a total smile makeover ― such as replacing missing teeth, treating gum disease, and treating tooth decay ― veneers can play a role in your makeover. Veneers can be the finishing touch to give you the smile of your dreams.
To get veneers or to see if they can help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Comfort Dental Spa today.