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. But what if you’re self conscious about your smile because of the condition of your teeth? What happens when, instead of a white, straight, and beautiful smile, you have teeth that are stained, crooked, and even misshapen?

Situations like these can make you feel uncomfortable, like you don’t want to smile at all, and can turn a polite interaction into an awkward encounter. You’re not the only one who experiences this though. In fact, more than one-third of all Americans are discontent with the appearance of their teeth. If you’d like to feel more confident about your smile, consider having veneers applied to give you a gorgeous smile that makes you feel confident and attractive. Contact Lifetime Smiles today to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Veneers?

There are a lot of reasons that could cause you to be unhappy with your smile. Improper growth can cause misshapen or crooked teeth. Meanwhile, coffee, smoking, highly-pigmented food, wine, and poor dental care can leave your teeth stained and discolored. All of these factors can lead you to feel much more self-conscious about having daily social interactions. It can lower your self-esteem because you’re worried about what someone thinks about your 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 different concerns you have about your smile. Lifetime Smiles applies laminate porcelain veneers to your existing teeth. These veneers 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 each tooth to improve their appearance.

The amazing thing about dental veneers is that they are essentially shells that can be customized to change the size, length, color, and shape of each tooth. Veneers can be applied on top of cracked, misshapen, crooked, and stained teeth, providing an extra layer of protection for teeth that are damaged. Moreover, veneers are easy to clean and extremely strong, making them an excellent choice to enhance the appearance of your smile.

Dental veneers are a great solution for an improved smile because they are permanent. Your dentist will have to scrape off a thin layer of enamel to adhere your veneer, so the process will be irreversible. Don’t let this deter you, though. Dental veneers are stronger than natural teeth and more resistant to wear.

Additionally, veneers 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 apply coloration during the final adhesion stage of applying your veneers. We attempt to match your natural tooth color in order to make your veneers blend in with the rest of your teeth.

What Do Veneers Fix?

Veneers can fix a lot of dental issues that you have. They are a great solution to improve the appearance of your teeth. However, veneers are not a solution for serious dental issues. Consult with your dentist for solutions to problems like cavities and other dental emergencies.

Dental veneers can solve problems like:

  • Worn down teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Tooth discoloration from root canals, drugs, and excess fluids

The Veneer Process

The process for veneers is relatively easy and painless. This is another great benefit, especially if dental procedures tend to make you uncomfortable. We split the process for applying porcelain veneers to your teeth into three stages.

  1. First, you’ll meet with one of our dentists. They’ll address your concerns and assess the condition of your teeth. Based on this consultation, they’ll formulate a treatment plan.
  2. Then, we’ll prepare your specific veneer(s) and schedule an appointment for you to have them applied.
  3. Finally, we’ll apply the veneers to your teeth. The application process takes one to two hours, and we’ll use an anesthetic if necessary.

Veneer Maintenance

You’ll care for your veneers the way you care for your original teeth. We recommend regular brushing and flossing.

We’ll also schedule a follow-up appointment to make sure you’re happy with the results. If you’d like more information about veneers or you’re curious about any of our other dental procedures, please feel free to give us a call. We strive to make you as comfortable as possible!