Our teeth take a beating, from chips and cracks to discoloration and more. Sometimes flaws like these are enough to make you feel pretty down about your smile and make you hesitant to show it, which is a shame.
The caring and competent dental pro team at Expressions in Dentistry is ready to beautify your smile and has a wide range of advanced tools to do it. One treatment that offers patients a multitude of benefits is the placement of veneers, wafer-thin shells created for your teeth that are custom made for a precise fit.
Their popularity has surged — once you learn about what veneers can do for your smile, you'll understand why.
The 5 most impactful benefits of veneers
Where should we start with why veneers are such a good idea for so many? It really comes down to the diverse advantages they offer patients who are seeking to beautify their smiles for the long-term.
1. The ability to camouflage a multitude smile detractors
When your dentist applies veneers to your teeth, the following kinds of flaws are immediately hidden:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Discolored, stained teeth
- Unevenly sized teeth
- Teeth that are unusually shaped
- Some misalignment issues
- Tooth gaps
With all these options, veneers can conceal a single problem or several.
2. A highly customizable dental solution
Your Expressions in Dentistry dentist is able to match your veneers to your own tooth shade precisely, so they look natural, and no one would ever suspect you have them!
3. Easy care and maintenance
Once your veneers are placed and your dentist checks to ensure that they’re sized correctly and feel comfortable to you, you need only care for them like you do your natural teeth — by brushing and flossing daily and using an antiseptic mouthwash.
Lifestyle changes you can make if you use your teeth for everything from tying ribbon to coaxing the top off a jar is to be gentle with them once you get your veneers and to avoid food and drink that could potentially discolor them, like tomato sauce, red wine, and dark colas.
4. Protective strength
Even though veneers are very thin and seem quite delicate, they’re strong and protect your treated teeth from any further damage like worsened cracks, chips, and staining. They’re also more resistant to staining than your natural tooth surfaces.
5. A permanent solution to smile woes
If you care for your veneers properly, just like you do your actual teeth, you’ll be rewarded with as many as 15 years of dazzle.
What is getting veneers really like?
You might wonder how involved the process of getting veneers is. At Expressions in Dentistry, we make the process easy, comfortable, and rewarding.
First, your dentist prepares your teeth by removing just a bit of enamel so that there’s proper texture on the front surface of your teeth to which the veneers will attach. We may also take impressions of your teeth to be able to produce precisely fitting veneers. Although the dental lab makes your veneers, you may wear temporary veneers during the interim.
Once the veneers come in, you return to our office where your dentist ensures that they are the right shade and shape before applying them. After checking that they fit properly, your dentist places them using special dental cement.
After you receive your veneers, you can return to your life with no downtime, and eat and drink as well.
There really is an important sixth benefit of veneers that may not be on our official list, but that can’t be forgotten. Your veneers — and how they refresh your smile — will make your confidence soar!
Call our Folsom office at 916-983-6767 to make an appointment, and find out more about veneers. You can also book an appointment with us online.