How Can Veneers Improve my Smile?

dental patient undergoing veneers procedure

Only a few people have naturally flawless smiles, which is why treatments like veneers exist. Dental veneers serve as a simple yet effective method of improving the appearance of the smile. Mostly produced from porcelain material, the thin shells are bonded to the front side of the teeth to cover imperfections.

Applications of veneers for smile improvement

To make veneers, the dentist will consider the physical features of a patient’s smile to produce a custom-fitting restoration. Veneers can be used for one or multiple teeth. The dentist will attach the shell with a special glue and curing light to create a strong and reliable bond. Some of the uses of dental veneers include:

Close small gaps between the teeth

People with gapped or misshapen teeth may struggle with their smile’s appearance and find themselves smiling less or with closed lips. The dentist can close the gaps and hide the imperfections to enhance the look of the teeth. The thin porcelain shells are designed mainly for the teeth, factoring in the cosmetic needs of the patients, and the result is a restoration that blends with the rest of the teeth to give a natural and perfect appearance.

Whiten and brighten the smile

Teeth whitening is a quick fix for most people, but whitening agents are not effective for everyone. For those who have teeth stains resulting from using medications or excessive fluoride as a child, teeth whitening kits may not be effective. However, veneers can cover the front of the teeth and hide the stains, consequently improving the smile’s appearance.

Veneers are more stain-resistant than natural enamel, so they can stay white for a long time. However, after veneers, patients still need to keep up with dental appointments for cleaning and checkups to keep their oral cavity healthy and looking bright.

Hide cracks and chips

Veneers do not just enhance the appearance of the teeth, but they can also increase a tooth’s strength and resilience. If there are cracks or chips, veneers can act as an extra layer of protection to prevent further damage. However, it is essential to note that although veneers are practical for a few dental imperfections, if the tooth is severely damaged, the dentist may recommend alternative treatment options like dental crowns to protect it.

Teeth straightening

Veneers can give a smile a straighter look without having to experience the discomfort and hassle of braces. The veneers change the teeth’s shape to provide them with a more aligned appearance. This option is highly effective for minor misalignments and can be completed within a short period. If dental alignment affects a patient’s bite or oral health, the dentist may recommend orthodontic treatment.

Correct gummy smiles

Some people have seemingly prominent gums due to the imbalance of the teeth and gums. The veneer sets can be custom-made to lengthen the teeth and balance the smile. The result of the procedure is a smile that shows more teeth and less gum.

In conclusion

If you are looking to transform your smile, you can consider getting dental veneers. Contact the dental office for an appointment to determine if veneers can be used to achieve the results you seek.

Request an appointment here: or call Preferred Dental Center at (210) 822-8500 for an appointment in our San Antonio office.

Check out what others are saying about our dental services on Yelp: Dental Veneers and Dental Laminates in San Antonio, TX.

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