October 24, 2017
Dentists don’t have a Swiss Army-style tool that can fix every dental problem, but … dental veneers might be as close as we can get.
Veneers are valuable for both cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Many of our patients in and around Kansas City, MO, have gained greater confidence in their smiles because of veneers.
And we would be happy to discuss what veneers can do for you or someone you care about. Below, we will explain some of the many ways dental veneers could transform your smile.
If you decide that you want to learn more about veneers, start by scheduling a consultation at Dental Care Center of South Kansas City. Call (816) 399-5539 or contact us online to request an appointment.
What Dental Veneers Are
You have probably seen a building that was changing from one business to another. To help show that change to the public, the owner might upgrade the facade of the building. This gives the building a new appearance without changing the structure behind it.
In a way, veneers are like a new facade for your smile. Veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth to change their individual appearances as well as the overall appearance of your smile.
Depending on your particular situation, you may request one or multiple veneers.
Now, let’s take a closer look at what those issues might be.
What Dental Veneers Can Do
Earlier we said that veneers are not a Swiss Army knife for dental care, but we think you will understand why they are so valuable to us after you see the things they can do.
▷ Close Gaps Between Teeth
If you have diastema, it means you have extra space between your teeth. You may have one or more of these gaps in your smile.
Veneers are one of the fastest and most effective ways to close those gaps. With just a few veneers, you could completely change the overall look of your smile.
▷ Hide Your Crooked Teeth
If you have severely crooked teeth, orthodontics may be your only option. If you have mild alignment problems, however, veneers can help you accomplish the same goal — a straight-looking smile.
And veneers can give you those results in a matter of weeks compared to 12 months or more.
▷ Hide Your Crowded Teeth
This is similar to the issues mentioned above. Rather than moving your teeth, veneers can be used to conceal the problem and give your smile the appearance that you want it to have.
Many times crowding and crookedness are related issues.
▷ Build Up Short Teeth
Just like your feet or hands may not be exactly the same size, you might have one or two teeth that look undersized compared to the rest of your smile. If this is bothering you, then getting a dental veneer or two may be the perfect solution.
▷ Restore Broken, Chipped, & Worn-Down Teeth
Accidents happen. You could be walking down the sidewalk when a runner runs into you from the other direction. You could trip and fall, or you could miss a ball thrown to you during a game of catch. All of these can result in broken teeth.
Chewing ice, biting into a piece of hard candy, or chewing an unpopped kernel of popcorn are just three ways you could chip a tooth. If you grind your teeth together, you might wear down a few teeth more than others.
Fortunately, a veneer can be a fast and simple fix for all of these issues.
▷ Make Your Smile Whiter
Teeth whitening can remove stains from your teeth, but dental veneers can give you a smile as bright and white as you want it to be. You may have a single tooth that is noticeably darker than the rest of your smile. A veneer can fix that.
You also may want to get a full set of veneers to change the color of your entire smile. Veneers can give you a whiter smile and help you keep it longer. Veneers look natural, but they have the added benefit of being more stain resistant that our natural teeth.
How To Get Your Veneers
Getting dental veneers is a big decision. We want to make sure you have all the information you need to before you decide if veneers are right for you. If so, we can prepare your teeth, help design your veneers, and bond them to your teeth.