Few people are born with perfect smiles, and even fewer have flawless teeth forever. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry can help. While whitening, bonding, fillings, and dental crowns can correct individual issues, veneers allow you to go the extra mile and completely transform your smile.
At Image Dental in Stockton, California, our team provides cosmetic dentistry services, including dental veneers, to beautify your look. In this blog, we discuss five ways veneers can help transform your smile.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells that are bonded to the fronts of your teeth. They’re usually made of porcelain, which resists staining and looks more like natural enamel. Unlike dental crowns, which cover your entire tooth, veneers only cover the front portions of your teeth. This allows you to build your dream smile without extensive dental work.
Here are five ways that veneers can completely transform your smile:
Veneers can address a number of aesthetic flaws at once. Veneers can cover chips, cracks, discoloration, misshapen teeth, and more. It’s a simple and effective solution that can give you a gorgeous smile with minimal fuss and cost.
Depending on the materials and maintenance, your veneers can last 5-20 years. Composite-resin and no-prep veneers tend to be less durable, but a set of porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years with good care.
It’s your smile, so you get the final say in how it looks. Depending on the state of your teeth, you might need a single veneer or an entire set. Many people opt to put veneers on their top row of teeth, since that’s what’s most visible when smiling.
Your veneers are custom-made, so the shape, size, and color of your “new” teeth are up to you. At Image Dental, our team will work with you and provide visuals to help you build your new smile.
If you have numerous damaged or discolored teeth, a thorough cosmetic restoration could take a lot of time. The process for veneers, on the other hand, is usually pretty quick. You can usually have your new custom veneers within a few weeks.
Just like your actual teeth, veneers only require regular brushing and flossing. However, you should visit your dentist regularly and treat your veneers with care.
You should also invest in mouthguards to protect your teeth during sports and sleep, and you shouldn’t use your teeth to chew ice, bite your nails, or open packaging. And though porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, you can help keep them looking great by rinsing your mouth after eating or drinking things like citrus fruit, berries, wine, tea, and soda.
Before moving forward, your provider will consult with you to make sure that the end results will meet your expectations.
Your provider will evaluate your teeth, explain the process, and answer any questions you may have. Veneers are a permanent commitment, and there might be other ways to achieve your goals.
To learn more about veneers and discuss your options, call 209-392-5688 or book an appointment online with Image Dental today.