Many people are unsatisfied with the appearance of their smile. They spend years trying to hide it, feeling uncomfortable every time their teeth show. But there’s no need to live like this for years on end. Veneers can permanently alter the appearance of your smile to give you the gorgeous teeth you’ve always dreamed of.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are simply a covering for your teeth, custom-made in the shape and color you desire. These thin shells are bonded to your teeth for a permanently improved appearance.
Veneers can improve the look of teeth that are:
- Worn down
- Too short or long
- Rough or ridged
- Yellow or stained
- Slightly crooked
- Oddly spaced
Veneers can be made to match the shade of your other teeth for a natural look, or they can be a brilliant shade of white that won’t fade. They’re an ideal choice to give you a brighter smile when traditional whitening treatments aren’t enough.
They will cover up chips, gaps, and grooves for a more aesthetically pleasing smile. They’re also a top choice for patients with mildly crooked teeth since it can help your teeth appear straighter without the need for extensive orthodontic treatment.
There are two types of veneers:
- Porcelain veneers create a lifelike appearance, are stain-resistant, and require only minimal tooth structure to be removed before placement. However, they are more expensive and will need to be completely replaced if they get chipped or broken.
- Composite resin veneers are more affordable, can usually be placed in one appointment, and are easy to touch up if needed. However, they require a bit more tooth structure to be removed and may not look as natural.
Your Alexandria cosmetic dentist will talk with you about your wishes and needs to help you decide what type of veneer is best.
Have you always wished for a straighter, smoother, whiter smile? Talk with your dentist to find out if veneers could give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. For veneers in Alexandria, VA, call Gibberman Dental at 703-823-6616 or request your appointment now.