Improving your smile has never been easier, thanks to dental veneers. Dr. Kunio Chan, your Billerica, MA dentist at One Dental Care, discusses how veneers can change the things you don't like about your smile.
Change starts with a thin layer of porcelain
Veneers were invented in 1928 for a film shoot, but it wasn't until years later that dentists found a long-lasting way to attach them to the teeth. The thin porcelain shells look just tooth enamel and are ideal for making minor alterations to your small. Although veneers are about as thick as a fingernail, they're very strong and stain resistant. Dental veneers are attached to the front surfaces of teeth only and offer a quick way to make over your smile.
Veneers are an ideal solution for a variety of cosmetic issues
Dental veneers may be thin, but they're very effective at covering small defects that detract from your smile. Don't like the shape of your teeth? That tooth won't stand out any longer after you receive your custom-made veneer. A porcelain veneer can also be used to conceal a slightly crooked tooth, although orthodontic treatment may be needed if you have significant alignment problems.
Veneers also cover small chips and other flaws, including teeth shortened by grinding. In some cases, your Billerica dentist may recommend a crown instead of a veneer, particularly if your tooth has become very short. Dental veneers offer a simple way to hide discolorations and can be used to improve the look of a tooth discolored by a dental procedure or tetracycline use. If you're embarrassed by your dull, yellow teeth, veneers can be used on all of your teeth to brighten your smile. Unlike tooth whitening, which only offers an average improvement of three to eight shade, there's virtually no limit to the level of whiteness you can attain with veneers.
Are you interested in learning how you can benefit from veneers. Call Dr. Chan, your Billerica, MA, dentist at One Dental Care, at (978) 894-1166 to schedule an appointment to begin the veneer process.