The funny thing about smiles is that very few people are happy with their natural ones. Of course, people often form their first opinion of someone based on their smile. Due to this, it only makes sense that people want to have the best smile possible and will go to great lengths to achieve it. Some people visit their dentist, or a cosmetic dentist, and undergo many different treatments to have the type of smile they want. However, in most cases, the situation can be remedied with dental veneers. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are glued to the front of your teeth to fix structural or cosmetic issues with your smile.
Have veneers put on and the vast majority of smile issues will be resolved. Here are just a few of the smile situations they can fix.
Dark, Stained Teeth
Drinking coffee, tea, and even soda can cause discoloration of your teeth. Some foods and medications will also leave your teeth looking dingy. In addition, if you hit your tooth and damage the nerve inside, that tooth may turn a different color. The color of your teeth isn't always about how well they work or their overall health. However, anything less than white can be embarrassing. You can choose just how white you want your teeth to be when picking out your veneers.
Hide Cracks and Chips
Smacking your mouth on a hard surface or having something hit you in the mouth can result in a cracked or chipped tooth. In addition to being unsightly on their own, the damaged area often becomes discolored easily. Veneers will not only ensure each tooth is one even color, but they will also hide any imperfections.
Close Gaps and Hide Misalignments
While veneers are not going to be able to actually straighten your teeth the way braces would, they can help hide a tooth that is slightly out of alignment. In addition, you can hide any gaps between your teeth by having veneers attached to the adjacent teeth in a way that has them placed perfectly.
Basically, by having veneers put on your teeth you can make them brighter and whiter, hide any imperfections, and make sure your teeth look nice and straight with one dental treatment. Of course, if you prefer, you can always make multiple appointments to have multiple things done only to end up with the same results.
For more information about veneers, speak with a dentist, such as Dr David K Skeels.