Teeth naturally begin to show signs of wear and tear as we age. These signs — cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments — can make us feel self-conscious about our smiles. Because of this, we may find that maybe we don’t smile as freely as we want. If you are overwhelmed by all the different issues you see when you look at your smile in the mirror, dental veneers could be way to correct these issues with one relatively simple procedure.
Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers
With porcelain dental veneers, Greenwood, IN dentist Dr. Benjamin Stevens of Beautiful Smiles can improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers are way to resolve many different issues with your smile at once. They can close spaces between your teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth or whiten stained teeth. If your teeth are chipped or are showing signs of wear, porcelain veneers can protect them from further damage while also restoring their appearance in a natural-looking way.
Eating foods that are acidic or prone to staining teeth, like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can damage enamel, resulting in tooth sensitivity or discoloration. It is often said that digestion begins in the mouth so everything we eat affects our teeth, some things more than others. Dental veneers may be right for you if you have minor damage AND staining that both need to be addressed.
For minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, porcelain veneers could be a faster, easier and more affordable option than orthodontic treatment. Dental veneers are custom-made for each patient’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Dr. Stevens can design yours to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.
Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?
After Dr. Stevens removes the outermost layer of enamel, he then fastens the veneers to the teeth. This is differs from a dental crown in which case the teeth are removed or altered. With dental veneers your teeth will merely be covered with a protective layer, resulting in an enhanced version of your smile!
There are some situations where porcelain veneers may not be the best option at this time. For example, patients afflicted with bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may want to consult with Dr. Stevens about addressing this issue before veneers are installed as this habit can damage them. Patients with very sensitive teeth may not want to undergo the procedure until this issues is addressed as the preparation of the enamel for the veneers can be uncomfortable. Fortunately, once these issues are treated, most patients are able to benefit from veneers or are able to consider other cosmetic options provided by Dr. Stevens and Beautiful Smiles.
Dental Veneers In Greenwood, IN
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Stevens and our dental care team at Greenwood, IN. Call (317) 886-4512 or schedule a consultation online today.