In modern cosmetic dentistry, there have been so many advancements to come about that this field can be truly transforming for thousands of patients each and every day. With so many new ways to improve your smile, many people are shocked to hear that they even have options at all. One of the newer technologies that continues to improve each year are dental veneers.
Contrary to what many believe to be true about this procedure, it does not actually involve extracting any teeth and replacing them with false ones. Veneers are actually thin sheets of material that are placed over existing teeth in order to correct undesired imperfections in the mouth. Often times, people will seek veneers to close a harmless gap between two teeth, while other times they will use them simply to protect sensitive enamel on their own teeth. As simple as the idea behind such a procedure is, there are many reasons veneers are able to transform lives and here are some of them.
- Smile comfortably
In a nation that has become obsessed with physical image, many people who naturally have an imperfect smile might feel self-conscious every time they show their teeth in a toothy grin. Veneers can be the simplest way to correct these minor insecurities one might have about their smile. There are certainly other techniques that involve boosting self-esteem rather than trying to alter your natural appearance, but for many people this is the only way they see their smile improving.
- Veneers can ease discomfort
As mentioned earlier, many people will give veneers a try just to protect the enamel on their real teeth. By slipping a covering over each tooth, activities that might have been highly sensitive and somewhat painful before, such as drinking coffee, will become a simple task with veneers. Not to mention, normal acidic foods will not discolor the veneer over time like they would with your normal teeth.
- Tightens gaps
Many people have several natural gaps between their teeth. With space between each tooth causes slight movement over time. Movement from your teeth can cause rapid bone loss, and could lead to loose teeth if things get bad enough. Rather than worrying about dental implants, you can consider veneers from your local cosmetic dentist for a quick and easy fix to tighten up those gaps and prevent any further movement.
- Can change the coloring of your teeth
Rather than investing in an expensive professional bleaching that may or may not work, you can also consider veneers to improve the coloring of your teeth. With veneers covering your teeth, you also will not have to worry about any future discoloration.
Sometimes our genes curse us with unlucky traits. Several people are born with extra teeth or not teeth at all. Veneers can be a great temporary or permanent fix for problems in your mouth that you have had to deal with since you were a small child.
Levin Family Dental offers veneers as one of their many services. Read about this procedure further online or call to speak with a representative.