Teeth naturally begin to show signs of wear and tear as we age. These imperfections — cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments — can make us feel self-conscious about our smiles. Because of this, we may find that maybe we don’t smile as freely as we may want to. If you find yourself overwhelmed by dental issues when you look at your smile in the mirror, dental veneers could be a way to correct these issues with one relatively simple procedure.
Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers
With porcelain dental veneers, Newport News, VA dentist Dr. William Harper can improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can lengthen small or misshapen teeth, whiten stained teeth or narrow gaps between teeth. Are your teeth chipped or showing signs of wear? Porcelain veneers cover the damage, protecting your teeth while also restoring their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural.
Eating foods that are acidic or prone to staining teeth, like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can darken and stain enamel and also cause tooth sensitivity and discoloration. Digestion begins in the mouth therefore everything we eat affects our teeth, some things more than others. Dental veneers may be right for you if you have minor damage AND staining that both need to be addressed.
For minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers are a faster and more affordable solution than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are customized for each patient’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Dr. Harper can design yours to cover any minor misalignments, gaps, or cracks.
Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?
The veneers are installed by Dr. Harper after he removes the outermost layer of enamel and fastens them to your teeth. This is unlike a dental crown, where the teeth are removed or altered. With dental veneers the teeth in your smile will still be your own but covered with a layer that protects them while restoring their appearance. This results in an enhanced version of your smile that can help restore your confidence!
There are some patients for whom porcelain veneers may not be the best option at this time. For example, individuals who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may want to consult with Dr. Harper about addressing this issue before veneers are installed as teeth grinding can ruin veneers.
Patients with very sensitive teeth may not want to undergo the procedure until this issues is addressed as the preparation of the teeth for veneers can be uncomfortable. Fortunately, once these issues are treated, most patients are able to benefit from veneers or are able to consider other cosmetic options provided by Dr. Harper.
Dental Veneers In Newport News, VA
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Harper and our dental care team. Call 757.414.7227 or schedule a consultation online today.