5 Smile Flaws Easily Corrected With Veneers

Think veneers could be right for you? If you’re considering veneers as a smile solution, contact Montclair Dental Spa for a c

Veneers aren’t just for models and movie stars. You can get the smile you’ve always wanted with these simple, safe, and transformative procedure.

Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are affixed over the surface of a damaged or irregular tooth. They can create an appealing and uniform smile. With today’s technique and materials, veneers look incredibly natural – only you and your dentist will know they’re veneers. At Montclair Dental Spa, with two convenient locations in Montclair and Englewood, NJ, our highly-experienced team has improved countless smiles with the use of veneers. Here are 5 of the most common reasons veneers are recommended.

1. Chipped teeth

Whether your chipped tooth is the result of a sports injury, car accident, or sudden fall, a veneer can restore the full shape of the tooth, so no one ever knows the accident happened. It’s shaped and sized to fit perfectly over your existing tooth. The veneer is custom tinted to match the color of your surrounding natural teeth. 

2. Irregularly shaped teeth

Irregularly shaped teeth may be too small, or large, or have craters or bulges. Placement of veneers can make these teeth look more uniform. To place a veneer, the doctors file down a small portion of your existing tooth for the overlay to fit. A tooth that’s too large can be filed down to a size that matches other teeth, or one that’s too small can be built up by the veneer.

3. Gapped teeth

If gaps between teeth due to genetics or gum disease, make you self-conscious, this is an easy fix with veneers. You needn't endure months of orthodonture work to correct many minor gaps between your teeth.

4. Discolored teeth

If your teeth have yellowed due to food habits, tobacco, or aging, you can usually achieve whiter teeth with the application of hydrogen peroxide solutions. But teeth that are grey or brown due to root canal treatment, stained from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride, trauma, or severe decay usually don’t respond to traditional chair-side or at-home whitening efforts. Placing a veneer over the darkened tooth brightens it to match the rest of your smile.

5. Worn-down teeth

Your teeth gradually wear down with time but clenching or grinding your teeth accelerate the process. Habits, such as chewing ice or your fingernails, long-term exposure to acidic drinks – including coffee and soda – or severe tooth decay can also contribute to excessive tooth wear. Severely worn-down teeth look flat and short and may appear more yellowed. Porcelain veneers restore the original shape and color of your teeth to enhance your smile.

Who is a candidate for veneers?

Chances are you. For this procedure, patients must be in overall good health and have healthy gums and teeth. Veneers are a permanent solution to smile flaws and last anywhere from 7 to 15 years, depending on how well you maintain them. 

You don’t have to do anything special to maintain the appearance and health of teeth that have veneers. Basic oral hygiene, such as brushing, flossing, regular professional cleanings, and twice-yearly checkups promote a healthy mouth and long-lasting veneers.

Think veneers could be right for you? If you’re considering this simple smile solution, contact Montclair Dental Spa for a consultation.

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