There are a million reasons that people try to hide their teeth. You might have an imperfection, like a chip or a stain on your front tooth, that is visible every time you open your mouth. Or perhaps your mouth is full of teeth that were once pearly white, before endless cups of coffee turned them into a dingy shade of tan. Maybe there’s a gap between your two front teeth that is too small for braces but large enough to make you self-conscious.
Even if your family and friends tell you not to worry about your teeth, you do. If this sounds familiar, you might want to consider dental veneers as a way of improving your self-esteem.
Dental veneers are used for a variety of dental issues. These thin pieces of porcelain are permanently cemented to your teeth and are quite strong. Here are two main reasons your dentist can use veneers to improve your smile and make you feel more confident.
Enjoy Whiter Teeth Thanks to Dental Veneers
The list of food and beverages that can stain your teeth is quite extensive—coffee, tea, soda, dark juices, red wine, berries, tomato sauce, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar—so patients often ask their dentist about whitening their teeth. Smoking and some medications can stain your teeth, and some people are genetically predisposed to have darker enamel.
Your dentist can bleach your teeth, but that procedure will need to be repeated. Using dental veneers to whiten your teeth can be a better option since the veneers do not discolor. Once veneers are applied to your teeth, they will remain white. They also last for many years, minimizing visits to repeat whitening procedures.
Use Dental Veneers to Fix Cosmetic Flaws
Dental veneers are not a substitution for braces, however, they can be used to make crooked teeth ‘appear’ to be straight. By placing the veneer on the front of the tooth, the dentist can fill in a gap between teeth or make other aesthetic improvements.
Patients who have a chipped tooth, either from a sports injury or a fall, can have a dental veneer bonded to the tooth which can return the tooth to its original shape. Not all cosmetic issues can be corrected with veneers, but there are a number of ways veneers can improve the appearance of your teeth.
It usually only takes a few appointments to have veneers made and cemented to your teeth, so it won’t be long before you can smile with confidence!
Dr. Joey Troupe and the entire team at Polished Dental welcome the opportunity to be your dentist. We offer three offices in the Pittsburgh area and invite you to contact us at 412-281-3546 for a free cosmetic consultation to determine how veneers can restore your confidence in your smile!