A dental veneer is a very thin covering for the front side of your tooth. While some use them to cover only one or two damaged teeth, you may opt to use them across many of the teeth in the front of your mouth for the best effect. These tiny pieces of porcelain that are molded specifically for your mouth can provide some amazing cosmetic benefits as you can see below.
Your teeth may be naturally yellow thanks to your genetics, or they may have gradually taken on a yellow tone thanks to the foods and drinks that you consume. For example, if you drink coffee or wine regularly, your teeth may gradually becoming browner. Smoking and eating acidic foods can also take a toll on your teeth. You may have tried at-home or in-office bleaches only to find that the stains quick returned. Veneers can immediately cover these stains and will resist stains even better than your natural enamel can.
If you have minor tooth misalignments, you may want to turn to veneers for instant improvements rather than having to choose orthodontics, which can take a year or two to produce complete results. Professionals, like those at Royal Oak Dental, know how helpful veneers can be for patients. Veneers can also fill in small gaps between your teeth.
Dental veneers are most widely known for their ability to cover over minor cosmetic imperfections, such as small chips or cracks. You may have a tiny area of enamel missing that does not require a filling but that looks awkward when you smile. A single veneer can solve this problem and can be color-matched to your surrounding teeth if you wish. Veneers can also cover over teeth that have lost some of their enamel from hard brushing over the years.
When your teeth are stained, crooked, chipped, or worn down, you may feel embarrassed to even smile. Dental veneers can restore your self-confidence especially in public situations. In fact, you may even find that it is easier to be yourself at work, to make presentations or to attend parties and special events.
Dental veneers are used mainly for cosmetic problems because any actual dental problems will need a different type of treatment. However, veneers are excellent if you are unhappy with some little imperfections and instead want a beautifully white, symmetrical smile. You may be surprised at just how good this little change can make you feel.