There’s something about a winning smile that can make an incredible first impression, but when you have less than perfect teeth you may not have the confidence of flashing your pearly whites. Being embarrassed about your smile isn’t good for your self-confidence, but thankfully there are ways to restore your beautiful smile and make it even more perfect than before!
The Ability Of Veneers To Bring Power To Your Smile
Veneers are an innovative way of turning a damaged or imperfect smile into one perfect enough for Hollywood. These shells are typically made of porcelain and are approximately the thickness of a fingernail, and tinted to match your natural tooth color, making them nearly impossible to distinguish from your natural teeth. Veneers can address the following issues:
- Teeth that are discolored or stained
- Damaged teeth showing cracks or chips
- Natural gaps in your teeth that leave unsightly holes.
- Teeth that are malformed or misshapen.
- A misalignment of your teeth that impacts the evenness of your smile.
Evaluation For Veneer Candidates
During your initial examination, you’ll be evaluated for veneers, this includes discussions with your dentist about the treatment expectations and evaluation of your oral health. All of this will determine whether or not veneers can help you achieve that smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Veneer Candidates have:
- Decay free teeth that are healthy.
- No evidence of gum disease.
- No signs of teeth clenching or grinding.
- A properly aligned bite.
- Enough healthy tooth enamel to support veneers.
Options For Veneers
Traditional veneers require preparation before they’re applied, including removing a small amount of enamel from your teeth so that the veneers can be bound to the surface of your existing teeth. If it is determined that you may not be able to support veneers there are other restorations that are more conservative that may be appropriate for you.
One common alternative is Lumineers, a thinner design that can be used on those without sufficient enamel for traditional veneers. These designs let you keep a larger amount of your natural tooth while making the desired changes to your smile. A full oral exam during your initial consultation will determine whether or not you’re a candidate for Lumineers.
If you and your dentist determine that it is appropriate to go ahead with your treatment, your restoration will be monitored closely both before they’re applied and afterward to ensure they retain the beautiful smile you were hoping for. If you have any further questions about getting veneers you can contact our offices to schedule a consultation.
Veneers can produce a beautiful smile for most patients who practice good oral hygiene and can help to restore teeth that have been damaged by prior decay or trauma. You don’t need to hide your smile anymore, these common and easy to apply restorations will let you flash your Hollywood smile at the world with confidence. Isn’t it time you had the smile of your dreams?