You deserve a beautiful smile, but knowing how to achieve it can be overwhelming and intimidating. Dr. Slootsky and all of us at Restorative & Implant Dentistry want to take the guesswork out of finding the right cosmetic solution for your smile problems.
That’s why we’re devoting today’s blog to what you should know about dental veneers and how they can transform your smile and your confidence. In our Pompano Beach dental office, you can get the smile of your dreams despite various flaws and imperfections that currently affect your teeth thanks to our strong, stunning veneers!
Let’s start with some basics.
What You Need To Know About Veneers
Dr. Slootsky and Dr. Baez can cover your damaged or unsightly teeth with dental veneers, which are thin porcelain shells that mimic the look of natural teeth. After your enamel is filed enough to allow the veneer to lay flush with your gums, we bond the veneer to the tooth so it covers the flaws and protects the tooth from any further damage.
We can match the color of your veneers to your remaining teeth so no one will be able to tell the difference between them and your natural teeth. Even though veneers are incredibly thin, they are surprisingly durable and with proper maintenance, they could give you a beautiful smile that resists stains and stays protected for a decade or longer.
The Smile Problems Veneers Can Solve
Veneers are an effective solution for a variety of problems you face with your teeth, but they’re not right for everyone.
For cavities too large for a standard filling, dental crowns may be a more viable solution, for example. If your bite is misaligned to a certain degree, you might need orthodontic treatment instead of veneers. A tooth that’s been ravaged by gum disease, infection, or tooth decay might be better treated with a dental implant and restoration. And if you suffer from bruxism, the condition where you clench your jaw and grind your teeth, you would need to get that corrected before considering veneers so you don’t damage them.
The Veneers Advantage
Let’s look at common dental problems and how veneers can often have the advantage over other forms of treatment.
Discolored & Stained Teeth
Stains on your teeth could be from dark food and drinks, tobacco use, and even certain health conditions and medications. This can be corrected with professional teeth whitening treatment. But some teeth stains and discoloration are resistant to this method, so dental veneers can be a good choice for a whiter, brighter smile.
You don’t have to rely on years of orthodontic treatment to correct minor alignment issues or crooked teeth. Veneers can cover gaps and poorly aligned, crooked teeth so your smile is attractive and balanced. For bigger problems with your bite, however, orthodontics are a more effective solution.
Chipped & Cracked Teeth
For chips and cracks on your teeth, veneers are a way to give you a flawless smile that’s keeps the damage from getting worse and protecting against future trauma to a tooth’s surface.
Maintaining Your Veneers
One of the great things about veneers is how easy it is to maintain them and good oral health overall. That’s because you can brush and floss just like you always have. But there are certain behaviors you can try to avoid, such as crunching on ice cubes or eating hard candy, in order to keep your veneers in good shape for many, many years.
Schedule A Cosmetic Consultation TODAY!
If you’d like to find the right solution for the flaws and imperfections affecting the appearance of your teeth and threatening your oral health, visit Restorative & Implant Dentistry. Our highly-skilled professionals can help you decide if veneers are the solution your smile needs to look its best and to boost your confidence.