You’ve probably seen a how much a building can change when a new owner takes over a business location.
It’s rare for someone to tear down the building, yet the new owner can completely transform the appearance of the building by improving the facade.
The structure and the foundation are the same, but it can look like a new building with some improvements to the exterior.
Keep that in mind for a moment. If you have a mirror nearby, take a look at your smile. Your teeth may be healthy and strong, but they may not look as nice as you would like.
If there is anything you would like to change about your teeth, we would encourage you to come talk to our dentist, Dr. Hadley, at Marineland Dental Care in Kennewick, WA.
You may find that dental veneers can improve the appearance of your teeth like a new facade on an old building.
What Veneers Are
We know that comparing dental veneers to a building facade isn’t a perfect analogy, but it does give an idea how they work.
We don’t have to pull out your teeth and replace them with dentures to create the “perfect” smile for you. Instead, we can bond a kind of shell to the front of your teeth to make them look however you would like.
By now, you’ve probably heard someone mention the Hollywood smile. So many actors seem to have teeth that are all too perfect — their teeth are straight, sparklingly white, and evenly aligned.
At least, that’s how they look now. Many celebrities have used cosmetic dentistry to improve their smiles, and veneers are one of the most common services they use to create the smiles that they want.
You may be thinking, “They work in front of a camera for a living. Of course, they are doing that.”
That may be true, but you don’t have to spend your days filming scenes and posing for photos to enjoy the benefits of a great smile.
Smiles affect everyone in our everyday lives. If you are in sales or customer service, a nice smile can put other people at ease. Smiles help people feel more confident in themselves, which can help when you are going to a job interview or asking someone out on a date.
And while you may not make your living in front of a camera, your photo can be taken and shared online with thousands of people at any moment. Most people you meet are walking around with a phone in their pocket that can take pictures and post them to social media in a matter of just a few minutes.
How Veneers Can Help
At our office, we use composite veneers to help our patients. The process starts by removing a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. This is so your veneers will not change your profile after they are attached.
An impression of your teeth is made after the thin layer of enamel is removed. The lab uses the impression to create a custom-made set of veneers that will fit your teeth.
When your veneers are complete, we will bond them to your teeth. They are made to be strong, and they can last for decades with proper care.
Just as important, they look like teeth. When you first see them in the mirror, you may be surprised by how different your smile looks (in a good way).
As you become accustomed to seeing your new smile, you may notice that you smile more, too. And seeing you smile makes us happy.
Because veneers are a way to cover your teeth, they can be used to fix a number of problems, such as the following:
- Stained teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Teeth with gaps between them
- Chipped teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Misshapen teeth
One of the great benefits of veneers is they can fix more than one issue at the same time. If your teeth are crooked and worn down, crowded and stained, or misshapen with gaps in places, veneers can correct those issues with a single service.
Fix Your Smile
You probably know someone with a smile that can “light up a room.” While the appearance of their teeth is a factor in that, so is their self-confidence.
By improving the appearance of your smile, you may be able to boost your own confidence as well. Stop by Marineland Dental Care for a consultation to find out if dental veneers or another cosmetic service could help you.