You may be familiar with the use of veneer in woodworking. It involves applying thin sheets of beautiful wood to the surfaces of furniture in order to enhance aesthetic appeal. The same principle can apply to your teeth. Your cosmetic dentist can apply dental veneers to the visible sides of your teeth in order to camouflage imperfections and enhance the beauty of your natural smile. The following are a few reasons why you might want to consider getting porcelain veneers. However, only your dentist can determine if you’re a good candidate, so schedule an appointment soon!
You have stubborn stains that won’t respond to teeth whitening.
Professional teeth whitening is an excellent way to instantly beautify your smile. The cosmetic dentist can use the in-office whitening system, which involves activating the whitening agent with a special light, or you can receive customized at-home whitening trays to use at your convenience.
Unfortunately, not all stains will respond well to teeth whitening. If you have stubborn intrinsic stains that are detracting from the beauty of your smile, porcelain veneers could be the right solution for you!
You wish to reshape asymmetrical teeth.
A beautiful, Hollywood smile features perfectly symmetrical teeth. Unfortunately, many people simply aren’t born with perfect teeth. And over time, teeth can become even more asymmetrical due to chipping and shifting. If you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of asymmetrical teeth in your smile, porcelain veneers may be right for you. They will effectively camouflage these imperfections—and no one will be able to tell you’re wearing them!
You want to camouflage gaps in your smile.
Cosmetic dentists often recommend Invisalign to correct improper bite patterns, such as the appearance of gaps in the smile. However, if you’d rather avoid Invisalign or you simply want to see noticeable results right away, porcelain veneers may be a good alternative. The veneers will instantly hide those unsightly gaps, creating the appearance of perfect, uniform teeth.
You haven’t been diagnosed with bruxism.
Bruxism is a dental problem also known as teeth grinding. Many people suffer from bruxism without realizing it, since teeth grinding often occurs during sleep. Some of the most common signs of bruxism include worsening tooth pain, sensitivity to hot or cold beverages, and worn-out tooth enamel. It can also result in teeth that are flattened, chipped, loose, or fractured.
Bruxism poses a problem for porcelain veneers because, as strong as they are, they can’t withstand the intense force of grinding teeth. Talk to your cosmetic dentist about whether you may be suffering from bruxism. If not, dental veneers could be a great choice for improving the appearance of your smile!
Schedule your consult for porcelain veneers on Long Island
At Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry in South Huntington, Long Island, porcelain veneers are one of our specialties. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Nick or Dr. Elliot by calling today to discuss whether porcelain veneers or another cosmetic dentistry treatment option could be right for you. During your one-on-one consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to ask all of your questions and learn the steps in the treatment process.
Additional resources on porcelain veneers:
- Colgate, Dental Veneers: Pros and Cons, https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/cosmetic-dentistry/veneers/dental-veneers-pros-and-cons-0515
- WebMD, Dental Health and Veneers, https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/veneers#1