October 3, 2018
Have you looked at your smile in the mirror recently? What do you see? If you have cracks, chips, discoloration, or any other flaws, you’re like a lot of Americans that just wish they had a more attractive looking smile. Slightly more than 1/3 of Americans are embarrassed to smile because of their teeth. Thankfully, veneers are a great cosmetic option to improve and enhance the look of your grin. Read on to learn what veneers are, and what issues they can correct from an expert cosmetic dentist.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells of dental porcelain that are custom-made to fit over the front surfaces of your teeth. They can be used to restore a single tooth, or you can receive veneers for your whole smile. They are a popular cosmetic service because they can improve the appearance of your smile, fixing a number of issues. That’s why many celebrities turn to porcelain veneers to improve their pearly whites. It gives them that iconic movie star smile that is pretty much required in Hollywood.
Dental porcelain is an amazing material that can be exactly matched to the natural color of your smile. It is also stain proof, so if you have discoloration from routine coffee or wine drinking, veneers are a great option for you! They resist stains incredibly more than your natural teeth, and veneers can be shaped and sized to your liking.
What Issues Can Veneers Fix?
Veneers are used to routinely fix these smile problems:
- Discolored teeth
- Teeth that are worn down
- Misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth
- Teeth that are chipped or broken
- Teeth with small gaps in between them
Veneers can make your teeth look straighter, but if you have serious bite or alignment issues, you’ll need to see an orthodontist. They also can’t fix gum disease and tooth decay. Both of these issues should be corrected and maintained before receiving veneers. Untreated decay and gum disease can eventually lead to tooth loss, so if you’re suffering from these issues you’ll want to see your dentist as soon as possible.
What Are Some of the Advantages of Veneers?
Patients can see these common benefits when getting veneers:
- They look like natural teeth.
- Porcelain doesn’t irritate gum tissue.
- As mentioned above, veneers are stain proof.
- Veneers are a more conservative approach to changing the look, shape, and color of your teeth compared to other treatments.
Keeping these advantages and solutions veneers provide in mind, talk to your local cosmetic dentist to see if your smile would benefit from this beautifying procedure!
Meet the Dentist
Dr. Bita Kamali is known for her skilled, personalized approach when caring for patients in Plano. She likes offering cosmetic dentistry services to enhance smiles and boost her patients’ confidence. Through continuing education courses, she stays up-to-date on all the latest techniques in dentistry. She currently practices at Parkway Vista Dental, and can be contacted through her website or by phone at (972) 818-1300 for any questions you may have.