We’ve written about cosmetic dentistry more than once, but we think it’s worth revisiting an idea from time to time in case someone is reading our website for the first time.
One of the most popular cosmetic service remains veneers.
You may have had thought about changing your smile, but you may not have known how to make those changes a reality.
If you live in or near Kennewick, WA, there is a dentist who can help. Dr. Hadley at Marineland Dental Care has helped hundreds of patients who wanted to change their smiles.
He can help you, too.
How Can Veneers Help You
Cosmetic dentistry has been around as long as people have wanted their teeth to look their best. Our smiles say a lot about how we feel about ourselves, and they affect how other people perceive us.
Studies have shown that people with nice smiles are considered more successful, more attractive, and more trustworthy. If you don’t like something about your teeth, then you may not smile as often as someone who is more comfortable with his or her teeth.
You may feel more confident about smiling if you fix the thing that bothers you about your teeth. This is where veneers can probably help.
Here are six reasons why you may want to consider getting veneers:
#1. Your teeth are discolored.
Teeth staining is normal. It happens naturally with time, although some things like tobacco, coffee, tea, and soft drinks can cause stains to occur more quickly.
Those are not the only things that can change the color of your teeth. Certain diseases can cause your teeth to turn darker. Likewise, certain medications can cause your teeth to become more yellow.
Teeth whitening can work on the stains, but it may not be able to fix other kinds of discoloration. Veneers, on the other hand, can whiten your teeth no matter why they changed color. This can give you a better, brighter smile.
#2. Your teeth are broken.
People chip their teeth every day. Weekend athletes and professionals can get hit in the mouth with a ball or an elbow during a game.
Accidents happen. You can lose part of a tooth in a fall or by walking into something or because someone else wasn’t paying attention. You can even break your teeth on a hard piece of candy (they call them jawbreakers for a reason).
Veneers can repair those broken teeth to give you a more complete smile.
#3. You have gaps between your teeth.
Gaps can be a tricky thing. Some people embrace their gaps (Madonna and Michael Strahan come to mind), and other people feel self-conscious about the extra space in their smiles.
If you would like to close your gaps, veneers can do that for you. Your teeth can look like they are evenly spaced.
#4. You have crooked or crowded teeth.
You could get braces, but you may be hesitant to get them if you are an adult. If you have a career, you may worry that wearing braces could affect how your co-workers or clients perceive you.
Or you could get veneers. They won’t straighten your teeth, but they can give you the appearance of straight teeth.
#5. You have worn down fillings.
More than 90 percent of Americans will have at least one cavity during their lives. If you had one or more, then you may have fillings. The thing is fillings don’t last forever. Depending on when you had your cavities, you may have to replace them multiple times throughout your life.
As an alternative, you can take care of that problem permanently with a set of veneers. With proper care and maintenance, your veneers can last the rest of your life.
#6. You have multiple issues with your teeth.
It’s not uncommon for people to have more than one concern about their teeth.
If you have a chipped tooth and some stains, veneers can correct repair and whiten your teeth.
If you have gaps in your smile and some fillings that need to be replaced, then veneers can fix those issues, too.
Talk To Us
If you are curious about whether veneers could help you, then feel free to schedule a consultation at Marineland Dental Care. We can discuss what you would like to change about your smile.