Cosmetic dental procedures are on the rise as more and more people are becoming conscious of their smile and how it affects the way others see them.
If you are looking to improve the appearance of your teeth and boost your overall appearance, you may have come across dental veneers as an option. At Fern Creek Dentistry, we can help you to determine if veneers are the right solution for you.
How Do You Feel About Your Smile?
If you are unhappy with your smile, it can affect everything. If you notice imperfections, there’s a good chance that others will, too. This can make you feel incredibly self-conscious.
You might do everything you can to hide your teeth and your true smile from those around you. Small actions like trying to hide your smile do not go unnoticed. If you are embarrassed by your smile, veneers may be able to help.
Do You Have Small Chips or Cracks in Your Enamel?
While some chips and cracks in your teeth can compromise your oral health, minor ones that only affect the enamel layer may not.
They only pose aesthetic issues. Veneers, which are made to fit directly over the front surfaces of your teeth, completely cover over these imperfections, rendering them invisible. Keep in mind that more significant cracks may require different treatment, such as a dental crown.
Do Your Teeth Overlap or Have Gaps Between Them?
Minor alignment issues, such as small gaps between teeth or slightly overlapping, can cause significant embarrassment. Minor alignment issues that do not affect your bite or your oral health can easily be corrected with veneers.
You can achieve an instantly straighter smile without orthodontics. In the event of more significant alignment issues, however, orthodontic treatment may be necessary. With clear aligners, you can achieve a straighter smile more discreetly.
Are Your Teeth Worn, Small, or Misshapen?
The size and shape of your teeth can have a significant impact on your smile, even if the discrepancies between your teeth are minor. Teeth can become worn due to grinding and clenching.
Sometimes, one or more teeth may naturally be smaller than the rest or oddly shaped. Veneers can be designed to help you achieve your ideal smile, completely transforming the appearance of small or misshapen teeth and improving the overall appearance of your smile.
Do You Have Stubborn Stains or Discoloration?
Discoloration and staining can happen for many reasons. Some stains are caused by what you eat and drink. Some can be caused by habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco. Other discoloration can occur from within the tooth and may be caused by certain antibiotics, trauma, or overexposure to fluoride in your youth.
While many types of discoloration can be treated using professional teeth whitening, there are many that cannot. For instance, very dark stains and stains from within the tooth may not respond well, or at all. In cases such as these, you can instantly achieve a whiter, more confident smile with veneers.
For more information on veneers and to find out if they are right for you, call Fern Creek Dentistry at (704) 380-9555 today.