You look in the mirror and realize you don’t like the look of your smile. Perhaps your teeth appear dingy or there is an unflattering gap between some of your teeth. There is a solution.
Dental veneers are thin porcelain or resin shells that your Century City cosmetic dentist bonds (permanently cements) to your teeth in order to change or restore the shape and color. They’re not right for everyone. However, here are four reasons you may want to find out if dental veneers are the right choice for you.
Dental Veneers Correct Chipped Teeth
Enamel may be the hardest tissue in the human body; however, you can still damage it. Trauma caused by falling, bumping into something, or biting on a hard object such as a popcorn kernel, can chip or break your tooth.
If this happens, contact your Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist as soon as possible. Continued exposure may cause additional problems including infection or decay. It’s also a great time to ask about dental veneers to repair the damage.
Dental Veneers Correct Gaps
Having a million-dollar smile can mean a lot to a famous face. Yet, there are many celebrities, including Jorga Fox (“CSI”) and Anna Paquin (“True Blood”), who embrace their tooth gaps.
While a gap between your teeth (called diastema) isn’t necessarily cause for alarm, you may not like the look. That’s when a talk with your Century City cosmetic dentist can help you decide if dental veneers are right for you.
Dental Veneers Correct the Shape of Teeth
Uneven or irregular teeth, those that are longer or shorter than the rest, or even teeth with craters or bulges may appear unattractive and ruin your smile. Dental veneers can fix these problems.
They’re considered a more conservative way to correct the shape of your teeth because they don’t require the extensive shaping that crowns require. Additionally, they are stronger.
Dental Veneers Whiten a Discolored Smile
Your natural teeth can easily stain for a number of reasons, from the food you eat or the medications you take to the use of too much fluoride and certain dental treatments.
If you’ve tried tooth whitening and still feel that your teeth are not their brightest or if you have a single damaged tooth that stands out among the rest, it’s time to speak with your Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist about dental veneers.
Keep in mind that the process is not reversible. Additionally, your teeth can still decay, so be sure to practice good oral hygiene. Finally, even though the veneer is less susceptible to stains than your natural teeth, try to avoid stain-causing food and drink whenever possible.
If you don’t have a smile that makes you happy because it’s dingy or your teeth are imperfect, talk to your Century City cosmetic dentist about dental veneers.