What do you notice when you first meet someone, whether at work, at a party, or just out in a group? If you’re like most people, you’d say it’s the person’s smile. Your smile, and how you feel about it, affects how you interact with others.
Dr. Lisa Giovanetti and the outstanding staff at Maple Leaf Dental want you to enjoy a smile that you feel proud of, that you’re happy to show off at every opportunity. We know, however, that a great many people aren’t comfortable with their smile. The good news is that dental veneers can correct most smile flaws.
Veneers are a fast and effective way to improve your smile. Here are five of the most common problems veneers correct.
1. DULL, YELLOW TEETH
Are your teeth stained, discolored, or just not as bright and white as they once were? Your teeth are made to last a lifetime, but not necessarily to remain perfectly pearly white forever.
Some lifestyle factors can lead to stains and discoloration. For example, even something as simple as drinking a cup of coffee each morning for most of your life, or enjoying a glass of red wine a few times a week, can leave your teeth looking less than perfect. Coffee, tea, wine, and many other foods and beverages stain your teeth.
Even if you don’t drink or eat substances that can leave stains, your enamel wears down as you age. As your enamel becomes thinner, the dentin beneath becomes more visible, making your teeth look gray or yellow.
Injured or damaged teeth can lose their luster, too. Some health problems or medications can cause discoloration that even professional teeth whitening can’t correct. Durable, versatile veneers simply and beautifully cover dull-looking teeth.
2. CRACKS, CHIPS, AND MISSHAPEN TEETH
Veneers make your teeth bright and white, and they also address imperfections that can knock your self-confidence. Veneers are very thin shells that cover the front surfaces of your teeth, which means they hide any visible cracks and chips. If you think your teeth look too small, veneers can be custom designed to any size and shape to give you a smile you want to share more often.
Normal, day-to-day living can result in irregularities to your teeth. Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, can add to normal wear-and-tear, making your teeth look more worn than you’d like. Such irregularities can make your teeth look uneven. Veneers can correct that.
4. GAPS IN YOUR GRIN
You may not like the way gaps in your teeth look, but did you know that those gaps can also increase your risk of tooth decay? They may also cause other oral health issues. Veneers can be designed to seal those gaps, giving bacteria less space to hide and giving you an even, uniform smile.
5. MINOR ALIGNMENT ISSUES
Braces and clear aligners are the best way to straighten crooked teeth and bite problems, but veneers can disguise minor issues, such as an inset or rotated tooth, with a lot less time and effort.
Is there a flaw or two preventing you from sharing your smile? To learn more about veneers and to find out if you might be a good candidate, schedule a visit at Maple Leaf Dental. You can call our office in Houston, Texas, or request an appointment online today!