A smile can be your best accessory. After all, a friendly smile can make you seem approachable, friendly, and confident. The act of smiling can even boost your mood. But what if you’re not satisfied with your smile? You might feel self-conscious smiling or even talking with others.
Cosmetic dentistry 一 in particular porcelain veneers 一 can help correct the issues that keep you from loving your smile.
Below, Dr. Constantina Bacopoulou provides an overview of veneers and the top five complaints they can correct.
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that fit over the front surface of your teeth. Like your natural enamel, porcelain is translucent, contributing to that perfect, brilliant smile you’ve always wanted. Veneers are highly individualized and can enhance the shade, size, and shape of your teeth.
Not only does porcelain mimic the shine and translucency of your natural teeth, but it’s also break-and-stain resistant. This means that you can enjoy your new teeth for years to come as long as you practice good oral hygiene. Although veneers may need to be replaced in time, veneers that Dr. Bacopoulou places routinely last a decade or more, making this a cost-efficient, effective way to give your smile a boost.
Now that we’ve covered what veneers are and why they’re an effective and efficient choice, let’s talk about the five problems that veneers can correct. Veneers can cover a multitude of complaints, including:
Stains are one of the top tooth-related complaints. Whether from genetics, smoking or chewing tobacco, side effects of medication, or consuming stain-causing foods, veneers restore a dazzling white smile.
Because veneers are permanently secured over your natural teeth, veneers simply cover up even the toughest of stains.
Bruxism (teeth grinding), chewing on non-food items, and using your teeth as tools 一opening packages, etc 一 can cause wear-and-tear on your teeth. Excessive chewing can wear down your teeth. Not only does this affect the appearance of your smile, but if you wear down your enamel too much, it can expose the pulp of your tooth. Veneers can hide the wear and provide an even, symmetrical smile.
Although severe gaps require orthodontic treatment to correct, mild gaps can be hidden with veneers. This is often a popular choice for people who would like to hide gaps in the top row of teeth, particularly between any of the top four teeth.
Do you notice small chips, cracks, or streaky lines on the front of your teeth? Veneers hide these traces of damage to reveal a perfect smile. Veneers can also hide small chips or jagged corners. As a bonus, veneers add another layer of strength to your teeth.
Teeth can become misshapen for a variety of reasons. Maybe you’ve always had a tooth that was slightly lopsided, or maybe a dental injury left you with a misshapen tooth. In either case, veneers can enhance the shape of your teeth. Veneers can correct the appearance of teeth that are too short, too uneven, or slightly askew.
If you find yourself complaining about these five common dental issues, you’re not alone. Veneers are popular among celebrities and influencers alike, and for good reason: they reveal gorgeous smiles in just two appointments.
During your first appointment, our team takes impressions (so we can fabricate your veneers based on your molds), prep your teeth, and place your temporary veneers. Once your veneers are finalized, simply return to our office where we permanently secure your veneers to your teeth.
To learn more about veneers (or any of our other cosmetic dentistry services), schedule your consultation today. Give us a call at 646-453-4770 or try our online booking system.