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How Can Veneers Enhance the Appearance of Your Teeth?

How Can Veneers Enhance the Appearance of Your Teeth?

by Dr. Sara Fam on 17/02/2023

If you are looking for a smile makeover, look no further than the innovative solutions dental veneers offer to modern patients. Movie stars and celebrities are not usually born with the perfect, dazzling smile – their beautiful teeth are the work of art by world-class dental industry experts. And we want to share what was previously perceived as unachievable or simply too expensive. Dental veneers are excellent and minimally-invasive restorations resembling thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin material that look and feel like your natural teeth. Say goodbye to covering up your mouth when you laugh or smile and become a celebrity in your own right. 

Let’s explore what dental veneers are and what this cosmetic procedure can do for you:

How Can Veneers Enhance the Appearance of Your Teeth?

What Exactly Are Dental Veneers?

Veneers are thin coverings that are custom-crafted from either porcelain or composite resin material. The laboratory-made thin porcelain shells are carefully placed on the front surfaces of your teeth in order to cover up any imperfections of your smile. If you and your dentist choose composite resin, the material is sculpted directly on your teeth by our dental artist.

Porcelain veneers are customized to fit your tooth perfectly. Porcelain is a strong and long-lasting material ideal for tooth restorations, and the veneers beautifully imitate your natural teeth. Preparing your teeth for porcelain veneers requires some intervention into the enamel, but significantly less than for a crown or cap. Porcelain is also highly resistant to staining and discoloration, especially with consistent oral hygiene.

Composite resin veneers, on the other hand, require less enamel removal than porcelain veneers and are directly bonded to the surface of your teeth to correct your smile. Composite resin is a material that can be easily repaired if damaged, and the entire procedure can be completed much faster, usually within one visit. While porcelain provides better aesthetics than composite resin, the latter is a more affordable option.

How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?

Before your dentist can make an impression of your teeth, they will have to remove a small portion of the enamel from your teeth, usually front and sides. Your veneers need room to fit and mimic your natural smile. When prepared, a mold or impression will be sent to the lab for custom veneers. You will also discuss the shade of your new restorations. The dental lab will carefully craft your veneers for the perfect fit, which may take a few days to complete. During that time, you’re not left hanging with funny-looking teeth – we will provide you with temporary veneers to cover the exposed dentin. Your new porcelain veneers will arrive in the next few days, and when they do, you will come in for the fitting, any adjustments, and bonding to the cleaned teeth.

How Are Composite Resin Veneers Placed?

A similar process of preparing and shaping your teeth is required before sculpting composite resin veneers. Your dentist will use composite resin material to directly place and shape the coverings on your teeth, after which they will use a specialized dental lamp to harden the material for a lasting bond. After placing the material, we will smooth and polish the veneers, so they resemble your natural teeth.

How Can Dental Veneers Enhance Your Smile?

There are many reasons why you might be considering dental veneers, some more severe than others. At Oxboro Family Dental, we can correct many imperfections of your smile by utilizing dental veneers, which range from minor chips and stains to severely damaged teeth.

Dental Veneers Can Close Gaps and Conceal Defects

Hiding your teeth is probably draining your energy and your confidence levels. You might have gaps in your teeth that bring you discomfort or misshapen teeth, which you work hard to camouflage. You could be doing it the right way by investing in dental veneers. Dental veneers are specifically designed to cover those imperfections without the need to use your hands when laughing or practicing closed-lip smiles.

Dental Veneers For a Whiter and Brighter Smile

While professional teeth whitening is an excellent opportunity to fix discoloration and stains, not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure. In addition, lifelong stains caused by damage, medications, or fluoride overuse in childhood might not respond well to bleaching agents. When choosing dental veneers, you are getting a new smile without the side effects of teeth whitening. Veneers cover up what other methods fail to do, giving you a brand-new dazzling smile.

Porcelain veneers are especially resistant to future stains and discoloration, enabling you to cherish a beautiful smile for years to come. You still need to maintain proper oral hygiene and routine dental check-ups to ensure your health and your veneers are in great condition.

Dental Veneers Will Cover Up Cracks and Chips

Broken or chipped teeth are not merely an aesthetic problem. Those imperfections, however small, might pose further dental issues and damage. If the condition of your teeth is minor, dental veneers can provide you extra protection in addition to cosmetic enhancements. Your teeth will become more resilient if those cracks are properly cared for. If your teeth are damaged severely, you might need a different approach, such as a crown or dental implant, to regain the health and beauty of your smile.

Dental Veneers Can Give You a Straight Smile Without Orthodontic Treatment

Veneers can be a quick alternative to otherwise long and mundane orthodontic treatments. However, the procedure with veneers for misalignments is applicable only to correct small orthodontic imperfections. Serious malocclusions require a traditional approach rather than slight shaping.

If you are looking for a procedure that will effectively restore your smile without the need for highly complex and invasive procedures, you’re in the right place. Oxboro Family Dental offers modern and state-of-the-art dental solutions to correct and treat oral health conditions. There is no reason to go another day without your well-deserved glow and allure. Call our office today for more information or to schedule an appointment! We look forward to helping you achieve your dental goals.