Even if they don't realize it, many people have seen the way that dental veneers can transform the teeth. Often, movie stars and other celebrities have had veneers applied to their teeth to make their teeth look perfectly straight and white. Still, veneers are also available to the general population. If you are interested in having a perfect smile, veneers may be right for you. Here are a few reasons why:
Veneers make your teeth look pearly white.
Dental bleaches can be used to help lighten or remove some dental stains. However, tooth enamel has a maximum level of whiteness that it can reach. Veneers are often made of porcelain, which can be made the brightest shade of white. In addition, veneers can help conceal discoloration that would not be treatable using a dental bleaching agent.
For instance, some people suffer dental discoloration as a side effect of a medication, such as tetracycline. Also, people may have darker teeth due to a congenital defect or even due to dental trauma from a blow to the mouth. In any case, veneers can whiten the teeth because they conceal the discoloration instead of trying to bleach it away.
Veneers can make your teeth look perfectly shaped.
Some people's teeth are naturally misshapen. For others, their teeth may have become misshapen due to a crack or chip that occurred. When a dental veneer is placed on the front surface of a misshapen tooth, an observer only sees the veneer.
Veneers are constructed to have a balanced appearance. Before a veneer is created, a mold or impression of the patient's mouth is made. Thus, veneers are fabricated to match the contours of a particular mouth, while still making the needed corrections to the appearance of the teeth.
To place veneers, your dentist will etch or debride the front surface of the teeth, so that the veneers can be attached without changing the bite of the patient. The result is the appearance of teeth that are perfectly shaped and completely uniform.
Veneers can make crooked teeth look straighter.
If your teeth are misaligned, veneers can help them appear straighter. The veneers do not actually shift the teeth into an aligned position the way that braces and other orthodontic appliances do. Instead, the veneers are affixed to the front of the crooked teeth to give the illusion of perfect alignment.
This can be a great option for people who are not suffering physical discomfort because of the misalignment of their teeth but who still would like the appearance of their teeth to be straighter.
To learn more ways that veneers can improve the look of your smile, schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist (such as St Albert Summit Dental Centre) in your area.