Dental veneers are commonly used to cover imperfections. They can greatly improve your smile by making teeth straighter and whiter. Guttry Dental uses veneers to give patients a uniform and natural appearance.
What is a Dental Veneer?
A veneer is a thin shell made from porcelain or a composite resin that is laminated to the front of a tooth. The shell is custom made to match the shape, size and color of your surrounding teeth. Dr. Guttry carefully customizes each veneer to look as natural as possible.
When are veneers used?
Veneers are a relatively simple fix for a wide variety of cosmetic problems. Where dental implants are used to replace missing teeth, veneers are designed to improve your smile’s appearance. Let’s take a look at some of the ways dental veneers are used.
Chipped or Cracked Teeth
Veneers are a good solution for correcting large chips or cracks in the teeth. If a chip cannot be fixed with dental bonding, your dentist may suggest a veneer overlay to protect your tooth.
Highly acidic foods, acid reflux, and brushing too hard are some of the reasons why teeth become worn down. Over time your diet and oral care habits can cause the enamel to break down and lead to enamel erosion and abrasion. This is a cause for concern because worn enamel cannot grow back. Dental veneers are a great solution for replacing damaged enamel.
Misshaped or Crooked Teeth
Dental veneers can be an alternative to braces for slightly misshaped or crooked teeth. While your natural teeth will remain the same, a thin shell will cover the minor orthodontic problems to create a beautiful, uniform smile.
Major discoloration and dark stained teeth cannot always be whitened with bleaching. Dental veneers are made of stain resistant materials that can completely transform your smiles appearance.
Large Gaps or Uneven Spaces
Veneers can be used to lengthen teeth to correct uneven spacing. In addition, dental veneers allow teeth to be widened to correct large gaps. The porcelain or resin material is attached to the teeth to hide these imperfections, enhancing your smile while maintaining a natural look.
We strive to make our cosmetic dental veneers look as natural as possible by carefully matching the color and shape of your natural teeth. We work with a state of the art dental lab that creates all our products. Combine that with Dr. Guttry’s knowledge and skill and you will get a smile you love. If you want to improve your smile, our cosmetic dentistry team can help!