Your smile is the first thing that people notice about you. When you meet someone for the first time, you give them a polite grin showing off those pearly whites. However, what happens when you feel self-conscious about your smile because of the way your teeth look? Instead of having beautiful, white, and straight teeth, what happens if they are poorly shaped, crooked, or stained? It can be enough for any person to feel uncomfortable smiling and create discomfort in the simplest situations. Improper growth can cause misshapen or crooked teeth. Meanwhile, coffee, smoking, food, wine, or poor care can leave teeth stained and discolored. All of these factors may lead you to feel much more self-conscious about what should be easy transactions and lower your self-esteem because you’re worried about what someone sees when you smile.
Fortunately, there’s a solution to your poorly shaped, crooked, or stained teeth. Dental veneers are a great way to make your teeth look perfect and increase your self-confidence when you grin. These tooth veneers will restore your self-esteem and help you feel comfortable in your own pearly whites for the first time or again.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are an excellent permanent solution for the concerns referenced above. These dental porcelain laminates are very thin and are custom-created shells that are colored to match your teeth. The material is meant to cover the front surface of the teeth to make them look better. What’s neat about dental veneers is that they are essentially shells that are put on the front of the teeth to change their size, length, color, and the shape. Veneers are applied on top of cracked, misshapen, crooked, and stained teeth, and they provide protection for those teeth. Moreover, veneers are easy to clean and extremely strong, making them an excellent choice to enhance the appearance of your pearly whites.
What’s great about dental veneers is that they are permanent. Since your dentist will have to scrape off a thin layer of enamel to adhere your veneer, the process will be irreversible. However, dental veneers are stronger than teeth and more resistant to wear.
Additionally, they can be colored to match your other teeth, so you don’t have to worry about the shell and the actual tooth being mismatched. We’ll apply coloration as we’re going through the final adhesion stage. We’ll attempt to match your natural tooth color in order to make your veneer blend in with the rest of your teeth.
What Do Veneers Fix?
Can dental veneers fix all of your dental issues? Can it help to give you the confidence you need to unleash that beautiful smile? Veneers can fix a lot of oral problems, but not everything. They can fix:
- Worn down teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Discoloration with teeth from root canals, drugs, and excess fluids
The Veneer Process
The process for veneers is relatively easy and painless, which is always a benefit when you’re dealing with dentistry services. To apply a veneer to a tooth, three steps are required:
- First, you’ll meet with our dentist, and we’ll assess your unique situation. We’ll formulate a treatment plan.
- Then, we’ll prepare your specific veneer(s) and call you back for the application.
- Finally, we’ll apply the veneer. The application process takes about an hour or two, and we’ll use an anesthetic if necessary.
You’ll treat your veneered tooth just the same as an ordinary tooth. We recommend regular brushing and flossing, and we’ll propose a follow-up with us to make a final check on your veneer.
As always, if you’re curious about any of our dental procedures, just give us a call. We strive to make you as comfortable as possible! Additionally, we’ve got more veneer information on this linked page.