3 ways dental veneers can help your smile
When your teeth are healthy but you don’t like your smile, you can improve its look with dental veneers. Veneers can dramatically change your smile by altering the shape or the color of your teeth. Veneers are often a great cosmetic dental treatment option for people who have healthy teeth that don’t need restorations for strength or oral health. Here are three things that dental veneers can do.
1. Repair chips and cracks in your teeth
Maybe you have minor chips or cracks in your teeth, or unsightly lines on your teeth called craze lines. Even though these things don’t seem to pose a huge problem for your oral health, they can be annoying and make you feel insecure about your smile. Veneers are thin shells that cover the front of your teeth. While they are often not strong enough to repair broken or damaged teeth, in most cases they can fix these minor imperfections.
2. Cover stains and whiten your teeth
Many types of tooth stains can be removed with teeth whitening procedures, but some types of stains are resistant to the chemicals used in whitening. Stains that are grayish or bluish, or ones that are caused by antibiotic use or tooth trauma are difficult to remove with chemical treatment.
You can rid yourself of these types of stains and get whiter teeth with dental veneers. You can choose veneers in any shade you desire. For a beautiful white smile, you may wish to have a teeth whitening first, then choose a shade of veneers to match your newly whitened teeth.
3. Change the shape of your teeth
Veneers can conceal oddly shaped teeth or cover small gaps between teeth. In fact, Chestermere dentist Dr Levi Lowry can help you to plan a completely new smile with veneers. Whether you want your teeth reshaped, whitened, or if you want to repair chips or cracks in teeth, veneers can handle multiple problems at once to transform your smile.
Learn more about dental veneers
Dental veneers can be made of porcelain or composite resin.
- Porcelain is the most natural-looking material used in dentistry. It reflects light the same way that tooth enamel does, and it is also durable and resistant to staining
- Composite resin is a lower cost option, and it can be repaired if damaged.
If you would like to learn more about these two types of dental veneers and discover what veneers could do for your smile, please contact us.