5 Smile Flaws Easily Remedied by Veneers

5 Smile Flaws Easily Remedied by Veneers

Do you ever wonder how your favorite celebrity or influencer always seems to have the perfect smile? Despite what they may want you to believe, they probably didn’t start with a perfect set of pearly whites. 

For years celebrities, and more recently internet personalities, have turned to veneers to create their perfect smile. As more people realize that they can have perfect teeth, the cosmetic dentistry industry has exploded and is now worth more than $6.9 billion

Part of the popularity of veneers may be due to their versatility; if you have a tooth flaw you want to correct, there is a good chance veneers will be the answer. That means you can truly move on from your biggest tooth insecurities to get the smile you've always wanted. 

If you have flaws in your smile that you’re interested in correcting, come visit our team at Willow Glen Dental Care in San Jose, California. We’re proud to offer state-of-the-art comprehensive dental care for your whole family. In this blog, Danielle Wehle, DDS, and George Kuo, DDS, discuss veneer basics and how they can remedy five smile flaws. 

What are veneers? 

Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells permanently bonded to the front of your teeth. They are highly customizable — a single veneer can be used to correct a discolored tooth or a full set of veneers can be placed to create an even and symmetrical smile. 

One of the first choices when considering veneers is whether you want to go with porcelain or composite resin. At Willow Glen Dental, we use porcelain veneers because they are more stain-resistant and reflect light more naturally. That means they will more likely match your natural tooth color. 

Why veneers? 

Veneers and crowns are similar. Both are methods of restoring the look and function of teeth. For most cosmetic applications, veneers have several benefits, including:

Additionally, veneers typically require less tooth shaping than crowns. 

Five easy fixes

Remember that $6.9 billion number for the cosmetic industry? Over 25% of cosmetic dental procedures are veneers. The below flaws fixed by veneers illustrate why they're so popular. 

Stains and discoloration

Veneers are placed on the front of your tooth, completely covering any yellowing or discoloration. And because porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, you won’t have to worry about discoloration for a long time. 

Chipped or slightly damaged teeth

If a cracked tooth is bringing down your smile, a veneer can be placed on top. Your imperfection is hidden under the veneer, and no one is any wiser to your chipped tooth. 

Gapped teeth

Veneers may go on top of your teeth, but they don’t have to match the exact size and shape of the tooth they cover. So while veneers can’t change where your teeth are actually placed, they can cover up gaps and camouflage minor orthodontic issues. 

Misshapen teeth

Some people may feel like they have a problem tooth that distracts from its neighbors. Perhaps the tooth is too small, or it just doesn’t look like the rest of your teeth. With natural-looking porcelain veneers, your dentist can hide flawed teeth behind a replacement that matches the rest of your smile. 

Worn-down teeth

Enamel is strong but can get worn down by aggressive brushing or years of consuming acidic foods and drinks. While you can’t replace enamel, a veneer provides the same protection, helping elevate your oral health. 

To learn more about dental veneers, book an appointment online or over the phone with Willow Glen Dental Care today.

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