Being dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth is frustrating. Being self-conscious about your smile or not speaking up to avoid drawing attention to your teeth is no way to live. Time to fix what’s broken – or at least alter what isn’t right in your eyes. Porcelain veneers can correct and conceal multiple aesthetic issues. Chances are, they can handle yours too.
1. Broaden a Narrow Smile
When you don’t really know how to accurately describe what’s bothering you about your smile, you may have what’s considered a narrow smile. When teeth are out of proportion, and canines or pre-molars are situated behind the teeth in front of them, your smile can look smaller than it is. Instead of a wide, white smile, people will see dark space and teeth crowded together.
Veneers are bonded to the front of each tooth to create the optimal size, shape, length, thickness, width, and color for your teeth so you can have a smile that’s in proportion.
2. Cover Up Stains and Discoloration
There are many types of tooth stains and discoloration. Some are on the surface of the teeth and they can easily be sloughed off with a thorough professional teeth cleaning or a professional teeth whitening treatment. For many dental patients, though, the stains go deeper.
Teeth that are naturally tinted yellow or that are mottled with antibiotic stains are permanently discolored – unless you cover up the problem. Veneers can be used on one unsightly tooth or many teeth to create a more attractive, white smile.
3. Balance an Asymmetrical Smile
There are crooked smiles, and there are asymmetrical smiles. One is charming, the other indicates a problem with the teeth behind the lips. If teeth are worn down on one side of the mouth because of gum recession or teeth grinding, this will create an unbalanced smile. Veneers address every tooth individually to create a symmetrical smile that is the right shape and size for a full, beautiful smile.
4. Unify Irregularly Shaped Teeth
If you have one or two or three irregularly shaped teeth, they are attention-getters. You don’t want them to be, but it’s hard to hide that sideways tooth or too-small tooth. Maybe all your teeth are a problem for you, too short for your adult mouth, too big for your mouth, or just not right. Veneers are carefully customized to make sure teeth are a uniform length, width, and size.
Get the Smile You Want
Of course, the problems mentioned above aren’t the only complaints porcelain veneers can fix. Misaligned teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, gapped teeth – any cosmetic flaw in your smile can be concealed with the right cosmetic dentistry treatment. Porcelain veneers may be the treatment, or you may be a good candidate for cosmetic tooth bonding, porcelain crowns, or another solution.
Find out if porcelain veneers are the right solution for your smile makeover. Make an appointment to see Arlington dentist Dr. Alana Macalik to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.