Quick fixes are usually considered a bad thing, but dental veneers may be an exception to that rule.
Dental veneers can transform your smile in a matter of a few weeks, and then they can last for decades with proper care and maintenance. If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry, it may be worth your time to talk to Dr. Hadley, our dentist in Kennewick, WA, about veneers.
What Are Dental Veneers?
To explain how dental veneers work, try to think of your teeth as a house. If you wanted to change the appearance of your house, you could replace the siding on the outside.
This way you would still keep the solid foundation. The house would be just as useful as it always was. The difference is that it will look nicer who sees it from the outside.
Teeth can be healthy in spite of some wear and tear. Dental veneers can be bonded to the front of your teeth so they look a nicer in spite of years of use.
Why Do We Use Porcelain Veneers?
The original veneers were made of acrylic materials. These were not particularly lifelike, and the bonding material was not very strong.
With time and research, we have adhesives strong enough to hold dental veneers firmly in place for decades at a time. The materials used to make modern veneers — like the porcelain veneers we offer at our dentist office in Kennewick, WA — give our patients a natural-looking smile.
The porcelain itself is strong and durable. You can feel confident doing whatever you would normally do with your natural teeth, like eating the foods that you want to eat.
Call 509-591-0515 if you would like to find out if dental veneers could help you.
How Can Dental Veneers Improve Your Smile?
Dental veneers are a great way to fix a variety of cosmetic issues. You could say they are one of the most versatile services in cosmetic dentistry.
At Marineland Dental Care, we have seen how dental veneers can make a dramatic difference in our patients’ smiles. Perhaps equally important, we also have seen how a set of dental veneers can improve a patient’s self-confidence as well.
With that in mind, here are few reasons you may want to consider dental veneers:
▶︎ You have chipped or worn-down teeth.
Earlier we mentioned that teeth can show wear and tear. Considering how often we use our teeth (multiple times per day), it shouldn’t be any surprise that they look like they have been used after a while.
The foods you eat can gradually wear down your teeth. At the same time, biting into something hard or crunchy could cause your teeth to chip. Accidents and injuries can damage your teeth as well.
By bonding veneers in place, you can restore your teeth to their original shape and size. In the process, you can improve the overall appearance of your smile.
▶︎ You have stained or discolored teeth.
Stains are another way that teeth show evidence that they are used regularly. It’s normal for teeth to look yellower or darker as we get older.
Think about how many cups of coffee and tea, how many soft drinks, or how many glasses of wine you have consumed over the years. Think about all the foods you have eaten. All of those things leave behind tiny particles that slowly add to the stains in your smile.
It’s also possible that your enamel has worn down so that the layer of dentin underneath is starting to show through. Dentin is yellower than enamel, and that too can affect the shade of your teeth.
Injuries, illnesses, and medications can cause teeth to turn colors as well.
In all of these cases, dental veneers can be used to bring back your bright, white smile. Dental veneers can be shaded to be as white as you would like.
Veneers also have the added advantage of being more stain-resistant than natural teeth. This means you will be able to keep your new white smile longer.
▶︎ You have alignment issues with your teeth.
You may have crooked teeth. You may have teeth that are crowded together. You may have gaps between your teeth.
Dental veneers could be used to fix all of those issues. Your dental veneers can be designed to give you the appearance of a smile that is perfectly straight and evenly spaced.
Or Fix All Of Those Issues At The Same Time
Dental veneers’ versatility gives you a solution that may be able to make multiple improvements to your smile. To find out, plan to visit Marineland Dental Care.
Call our dentist office in Kennewick, WA, at 509-591-0515 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment soon.