We have seen over and over again that people want their mouths to be healthy, but most of our patients want their smiles to look nice, too.
And one of the most effective ways to improve the appearance of your smile is with veneers. We offer both composite and porcelain veneers at our dentist office in Kennewick, WA.
Today, we will be explaining the benefits that all veneers provide and how you can get a set of either kind of veneers for your teeth.
The Many Ways Veneers Can Change Your Smile
Veneers may be the single most versatile cosmetic service that we provide. They can be used to address a wide array of issues.
If you would like to change your smile, veneers are a great option in most instances. Here are some of the ways that veneers can improve your smile:
✔︎ Straighten Your Teeth
Millions of people are undergoing orthodontic care to straighten crooked teeth in the United States at any given time. This process works, but it can take years to complete. While it has become a rite of passage for many teenagers, you may be looking for something simpler if you are working adult.
Instead of waiting years to see your new smile, you could have the appearance of straight teeth in a matter of a few weeks with veneers.
✔︎ Create Equal Spaces Between Your Teeth
There are a couple reasons you may want this change in your smile.
If you had space issues as your adult teeth erupted, then some of your teeth may look pressed together. Instead of sitting parallel to one another, some of your teeth may be turned sideways because that’s the only way they could fit.
Another potential problem is gaps between your teeth. Some people are OK with this, but many others would prefer to have more uniform spacing in their smiles.
Veneers can correct either of those concerns.
✔︎ Fix Worn Down And Chipped Teeth
Life isn’t always kind, and sometimes those problems take a toll on our teeth.
Habits like chewing on ice or biting your fingernails can cause your teeth become worn down over time. Injuries, accidents, and attempts to bite into particularly hard foods can lead to chips in your teeth.
If you want all your teeth to look complete once again, veneers can make that happen.
✔︎ Whiten Your Smile
Are you a smoker? Do you drink a lot of coffee or tea? Do you drink more soft drinks than you should? All of those things (and several others) can cause your teeth to become yellow and stained.
Illnesses, injuries, and medications can cause your teeth to change color, too. Tooth decay can leave your teeth looking darker than you would like.
Veneers are one of the ways to correct all of these problems and restore your bright smile.
In fact, veneers can do any or all of the things that we mentioned at the same time.
You may be wondering how veneers can address all the issues we mentioned above. It’s because veneers are a kind of shell that we place over your natural teeth.
Porcelain has become a popular material in cosmetic and restorative dentistry for two reason. First, porcelain looks remarkably like real teeth. Second, porcelain is strong enough and durable enough to do the things that teeth do every day.
To get a set of porcelain veneers, we will need to remove a small portion of enamel from the front of your teeth. This is so your profile will look the same after we bond your veneers to your teeth.
After removing part of your enamel, we will make an impression of your teeth. This impression allows us to create a custom set of veneers that will fit perfectly to your teeth.
Composite veneers can do all the things that porcelain veneers can do, but the process for getting them is slightly different.
We will have to prepare your teeth to receive your veneers, however we don’t have to remove as much of your teeth as we would with porcelain veneers. This makes the process of getting composite veneers less invasive for you.
Find Your Match
Smiles are part of how we express ourselves. If you aren’t happy with your teeth, this can affect how comfortable you feel about sharing your feelings.
If you live in or near Kennewick, WA, and you want to change anything about your smile, talk to our dentist about if veneers could help you.