When it comes to first impressions, your smile takes center stage and speaks volumes before you ever say a word. If you want to be sized up as someone who’s healthy, happy, and confident, a smile full of sparkling white, straight teeth can go a long way.
At Licata Dental in Chesterfield, Missouri, cosmetic and general dentist Faye Licata, DMD, and our team offer a full range of dental services to keep your smile healthy and bright, including veneers.
Dental veneers are a fast, low-maintenance solution capable of addressing a wide array of dental imperfections.
If you’re considering veneers, here are five of the most common smile flaws that we correct with veneers.
1. Restores beautiful pearly whites
The main reason many of our clients choose veneers is because of their ability to transform stained, discolored teeth into beautiful pearly whites. While your natural teeth are designed to last a lifetime, they’re vulnerable to the hazards of everyday life.
Various lifestyle factors contribute to stained or yellow teeth. Years of enjoying your favorite cup of morning coffee and evening wine can leave their marks long after the cup is empty. Beverages like tea, coffee, and wine contain substances that not only stain teeth but are also stubborn to remove.
Even if your teeth-staining beverages aren’t a part of your lifestyle, the natural enamel on the front of your teeth wears down as you age. As this happens the brown dentin inside your teeth tends to show through, causing your teeth to appear yellow
What’s more, decay can settle in and wreak havoc on your teeth.
Veneers are a fast, effective way to restore beautiful, natural-looking teeth.
2. Repairs cracks and chips
In addition to whitening your teeth, veneers easily cover up imperfections that can chip away at your self-confidence. Because veneers are thin coverings placed on the front of your teeth, cracks and chips are concealed. Veneers can address other types of cosmetic concerns, such as smaller-than-average teeth.
3. Smooth out irregularities
Natural wear-and-tear can cause irregularities in your teeth. Other issues, such as teeth grinding (Bruxism), also wears down your teeth. Some teeth may wear down more than others, causing an uneven, irregular appearance. Veneers restore an even, cosmetically pleasing appearance.
4. Seals gaps to restore symmetry
Gaps in your teeth aren’t just a cosmetic issue. Spaces or gaps in your teeth increase the risk of tooth decay and bite misalignment. If left untreated you’re at risk for other oral health complications. Veneers can be used to close gaps and eliminate spaces for bacteria to harbor.
5. Straightens crooked teeth
While braces are the best way to straighten crooked teeth, veneers can cover up minor issues with misalignment. Some people will need to straighten their teeth before getting veneers. The best way to know for sure whether we can correct the appearance of a crooked or twisted tooth is to stop in for a visit so we can take a look.
We have an on-site lab that can custom manufacture your veneers, getting you your perfect smile more quickly.
When you come in, we prepare your teeth and take impressions for our lab so that they customize the veneers for your teeth. At the same time, we choose the best color for your “new” teeth, to give you a sparkling smile while covering up any imperfections.
There’s never been a more versatile solution for restoring a beautiful smile. To learn more about how veneers can help address your cosmetic concerns, call our office to schedule a visit with Dr. Licata or request an appointment online today.