Do selfies leave you self-conscious of your not-so-perfect pearly whites? No matter how well you look after your teeth, things like age, general wear and tear, certain foods and drinks, medications, or severe trauma can leave your teeth needing some love.
The team at Millennium Dental in Plano, Texas can help restore your smile and prevent future problems. Dr. Jana Harrison and her team specialize in veneers—a cosmetic dental procedure that can fix various dental issues from yellow and discolored teeth to misaligned or “gummy” smiles.
Additionally, veneers can be fitted in as little as two office visits, which is why more and more people are choosing this procedure as an ideal option for their smile makeovers.
Top 5 Things Veneers Can Correct
Veneers, like any cosmetic procedure, can correct a whole host of dental issues for people who are self-conscious about their teeth. They are also often used in situations where other cosmetic dentistry techniques cannot, or will not, work.
Dr. Harrison regularly sees patients who are looking for ways to fix their teeth. This can include anything from whitening, straightening, or even replacing them. While veneers aren’t a quick-fix for every situation, they can correct the majority of such issues. Let’s take a look at five of the most common issues corrected by veneers.
1. Veneers can change the color of your teeth.
Some people are happy with their overall smile but have discolored or yellow teeth. This could be a result of certain drinks like tea, coffee, and red wine or a side effect from smoking and even some medications. While teeth whitening is an option, it can’t whiten fillings, crowns, or bridges. Teeth whitening, although simple, is not a permanent fix and can lead to hypersensitive teeth.
Veneers can whiten all your teeth, giving you a more uniform smile. Or, you can choose a shade that complements your skin tone and hair. After a quick consultation, Dr. Harrison will be able to tell you whether or not veneers will be a good option.
2. Veneers can improve the alignment of your teeth.
Over time, your teeth can shift or move, leaving them looking crooked or misaligned. This not only leaves you feeling self-conscious, but also it can affect your chewing and speech. Depending on your needs and circumstances, your dentist might suggest braces; however, this isn’t a viable solution for everyone. Metal and clear braces can be costly and could take a while to achieve the results you desire. Another disadvantage to braces is that you will need to wear a retainer, going forward, so that your teeth don’t shift again. On the other hand, according to Dr. Harrison, veneers can be used to hide skewed or angled teeth without going through the lengthy and expensive process of actually straightening them.
3. Veneers can be used to close gaps between your teeth.
Are you familiar with those annoying gaps between your teeth that are too small for braces but big enough to make you feel self-conscious? Well, veneers can be used to fix those problems quickly and effectively. In fact, in as few as two appointments, Dr. Harrison can shape and fit veneers so that the gaps are no longer noticeable. This is a quick solution that would usually require either an aligner or braces.
4. Veneers can be used to fix chipped or damaged teeth.
Unfortunately, general wear and tear can take a toll on your teeth, leaving them cracked or chipped. While this won’t necessarily affect how you chew or speak, it can definitely impact your confidence. In such cases, Dr. Harrison recommends veneers to repair cracked or chipped teeth and even hide fillings. Repairing the visible damage to your teeth through the application of veneers will make a huge difference in restoring both your beautiful smile and your overall self-esteem.
5. Veneers can correct the size and shape of your teeth.
Believe it or not, veneers can even fix the shape of your teeth—whether they are too short, too long, or uneven. In addition, veneers can also be shaped and customized to exactly match your existing teeth, restoring them to their former glory. While bonding is a less expensive option, it isn’t a permanent solution and will probably need to be done again at some point.
According to Dr. Harrison, veneers are quickly becoming one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures because they can correct almost any issue—from simply improving the color of your teeth to something a little more involved, like changing their shape and size.Book your appointment at Millenium Dental to find out more about dental veneers. Dr. Harrison and her team will be able to give you all the information you need, as well as affordable payment options to suit your budget.
Book your appointment at Millenium Dental to find out more about dental veneers. Dr. Harrison and her team will be able to give you all the information you need, as well as affordable payment options to suit your budget.