5 Smile Flaws Easily Corrected With Veneers

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5 Smile Flaws Easily Corrected With Veneers

When you look at your smile, you feel despair. You don’t have just one issue that can be easily solved, such as dull teeth that need professional whitening. You have multiple problems. But you may need only one solution: dental veneers.

Thanks to celebrities, many people have unrealistic expectations of their natural smiles. A blazing smile, filled with perfectly shaped, perfectly white teeth isn’t something you’re usually born with. In fact, not even most celebrities with perfect smiles were born with them.

To perfect an onscreen smile, some actors and celebrities turn to dental veneers to remedy their smile’s natural flaws. Dental veneers are tooth-shaped and custom covers that change the size, shape, and color of your teeth without surgery and without removing a large portion of your natural tooth.

You don’t have to be a celebrity to benefit from dental veneers. Not only do veneers correct smile flaws, they also strengthen your natural teeth, and protect them, too.

At Laguna Vista Dental in Elk Grove, California, our expert dentists, Krystle Fenton, DDS, and Benjamin Radlein, DDS,  apply veneers to the teeth of women and men whose smiles qualify. You must already have excellent oral health to be a veneer candidate.

Is your healthy smile ready for an upgrade? Here are five smile flaws that we can easily fix with veneers.

Stubborn stains

If you’ve had whitening treatments, you may already know that they can do a good job of getting rid of superficial stains in the upper layers of your teeth. But some stains go straight into the center of the tooth. 

Professional teeth whitening treatments usually resolve those stains, but you must repeat them every year or so.

If you’d like to put stubborn stains out of view for good, our veneers can be custom-tinted to match your surrounding teeth. They hide unsightly stains while blending in beautifully with the rest of your smile. 

Veneers are also a good choice for severe discoloration due to illness, tooth disease, or medication.

Short or misshapen teeth

Your teeth, ideally, should align with one another at the biting surface. They should all be in alignment with one another, too.

The shape of each tooth on one side of your arch should perfectly match its complement. But Mother Nature doesn’t always do such a perfect job.

You may have teeth that look too small or too pointy. Or they’re just oddly shaped compared with your ideal. 

We custom-make and shape our veneers on an individual basis, so you get the correct size and shape. The end result is a more beautiful, confident smile. Veneers create a symmetry that helps ensure that your smile looks great at every age. 

Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth

Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth can detract from an otherwise gorgeous smile, and they put your dental health at risk. 

Any opening in your tooth, no matter how small, acts as an invitation to bacterial invasion. Cracks, chips, and breaks put you at increased risk for decay, cavities, and possibly even the need for a root canal.

Custom-tinted veneers cover cracks and fractured teeth. They restore your tooth’s appearance so your smile looks healthy and well cared for. As a bonus, veneers are made of very durable material and bonded using strong adhesives, so your beautiful results will last for years.

Gapped teeth

Large spaces between two or more teeth don’t just affect the aesthetics of your smile. Gaps make it easier for food particles and plaque to remain between your teeth. Food particles and plaque that aren’t swept away with brushing because they’re hard to reach are more likely to harbor decay-causing bacteria. 

Veneers close unattractive gaps. Your smile looks healthy and beautiful, and your teeth get added protection, too.

Crooked teeth

Traditional braces and Invisalign® do a great job of repositioning misaligned teeth and improving bite balance.  But if you just want a little cosmetic improvement without the hassle of orthodontics, veneers might be a better fit for you.

We apply veneers to the outer surfaces of your front teeth. With proper sizing and skilled placement, they help your teeth look straighter — even without braces or Invisalign. As an added bonus, they shave time off your treatment. Orthodontic treatment takes months or even years to complete, but veneers can give you results in just a few office visits.

Veneers are easy to care for, too. Just brush with toothpaste at least twice a day, floss at least once, and see us twice a year for your biannual exam and professional cleaning.

If you’re ready for a white, strong, stain-free smile, call us for dental veneers today or book an appointment online.