As we age, we will start to notice changes in our appearance; grey hair, wrinkles, etc. Teeth are not immune to the aging process. Even with regular dental hygiene, normal wear and tear such as discoloration, chips, gaps, cracks can still happen. These things can make some feel self-conscious about their appearance and even refuse to smile even during the happiest of occasions. The answer to this problem could be dental veneers. It is a rather simple and inexpensive way to brighten your smile with just a few office visits.
Brighten That Smile with Dental Veneers
Dr. Benjamin Stevens in Greenwood, IN with Beautiful Smiles, can improve the looks of your smile with porcelain dental veneers. The veneers not just correct the color of your teeth, but can also correct the shape and spacing of them as well. They can close gaps, whiten teeth stained over the years, and even reshape teeth that may be showing signs of wear. Veneers, while restoring the look and appearance of teeth to make them look more natural, can also protect them from further damage.
There are a variety of foods that we consume that can cause damage to the teeth over time. Some of the culprits are coffee, most fruits, sugar and foods that contain dyes, with some foods being harder on our teeth than others. Over time, damage can be done to the tooth enamel causing discoloration and even sensitivity. For some, getting teeth whitened is an option but for others, getting veneers may be a better option is it may address some the additional issues of worn teeth.
Not every crooked tooth needs orthodontics. Dental veneers can be a more cost effective way to correct a few misaligned teeth or even minor gaps in your smile. What makes veneers different is that they are customized for each patient fitting over the current teeth which means that Dr. Stevens can shape and mold them to correct any minor deformity in your teeth.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Veneers?
Only you and your dentist can decide if dental veneers are right for you, but they are a less invasive procedure than dental crowns. With dental crowns, the teeth are removed or altered in some way to accommodate the crown but with dental veneers, a layer of enamel is removed by Dr. Stevens and the veneer is then attached to the teeth. Veneers accentuate your smile with a protective covering over the teeth: still your own smile but enhanced!
As with any procedure, there may be certain circumstances where dental veneers may not be the best option. Some dental issues must be addressed prior to getting veneers. For example, habitual grinding of the teeth or patients that have very sensitive teeth will need to consult with Dr. Stevens to address these concerns prior to placement of the veneers. In most cases, once these issues are addressed and/or corrected, patients are able to consider veneers or other cosmetic dental procedures by Dr. Stevens.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Greenwood, IN
If you would like to learn more about porcelain dental veneers or other cosmetic dental procedures, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Stevens and his team at Beautiful Smiles. Call (317) 886-4512 to schedule an appointment or schedule your complimentary consultation online at Beautiful Smiles today!