Veneers Can Correct More Smile Flaws than You Realize

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Veneers Can Correct More Smile Flaws than You Realize

One out of three Americans is unhappy with their smile, many because of simple cosmetic issues that can be easily resolved. If you’ve been wondering what can be done about the state of your own smile, veneers could be the right solution.

At Tomase Dental Care in Toledo, Ohio, Tomase offers veneers as the ideal solution for many seeking to resolve imperfections in the appearance of their teeth. Here’s what veneers could do for you!

Veneer basics

Veneers are ultra-thin artificial shells shaped to match your teeth. They’re typically made out of porcelain, which has the same shine as tooth enamel. Your dentist creates the veneers to fit your mouth perfectly and give you a straight, white, even smile. Then they remove a hair-thin layer of enamel and replace it with the veneers, bonding them permanently to your teeth.

The result is a smile that looks and feels completely natural and can last for a decade or more with proper oral hygiene and routine dental care. Veneers can’t fix every dental flaw, but they can address many common ones.

Chips, cracks, and wear  

If you grind your teeth, you may have worn them down. This can leave your teeth looking uneven and shorter than you’d like. Alternately, you might have chips or cracks from trauma to the face, like a car accident, a sports injury, or a fall. Veneers can cover cracks, chips, and uneven wear with a strong, attractive protective layer that gives you the smile of your dreams.

Staining and discoloration

If you’ve tried tooth whitening to no avail, you may be feeling discouraged about teeth stained from smoking, prescription medication, cancer therapies; beverages like coffee, tea, red wine; or other substances that can stain or discolor your teeth. Even genetics and aging can result in brown spots on your teeth. Veneers can be matched to the shade you’d like your teeth to be, for a pretty, bright smile that shows no discoloration and is resistant to staining. 

Uneven, gapped, or crooked teeth 

Veneers can also address a gummy smile, one with crowding or gaps between teeth, or teeth that have come in crooked or with an unusual shape. The dentist can customize your veneers to fit smoothly over these imperfections and deliver a front-facing smile that looks perfect in every way.

When veneers won’t work

If you have severe misalignment or bite issues, you may need to see an orthodontist to preserve functionality. Veneers can’t fix issues like cavities or gum disease. However, for minor cosmetic flaws, veneers can be the affordable way to get the smile you’ve always wanted. 

Interested in finding out if veneers can fix your smile flaws? Learn more by booking an appointment online or over the phone today.