Are you unhappy with the size or shape of your teeth? Are your teeth crooked, crowded, or have gaps between them? Are your teeth chipped and discolored? Are there so many problems with your smile that you just wish you could get a whole new smile? dental veneers let you do just that. dental veneers can address almost any cosmetic complaints you may have about your smile. And, short of replacing a lost tooth, they can do it all in one procedure.
What Dental Veneers Can Do for You
Dental veneers are probably the most versatile and powerful procedure in cosmetic dentistry. They can be used to correct most cosmetic complaints you may have about your smile, including:
- Discolored teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Tooth gaps
- Chipped teeth
- Short or worn teeth
- Poorly shaped teeth
And, in many cases, dental veneers might be the best choice for addressing these complaints.
Why Dental Veneers Are the Best
Not only are dental veneers capable of doing a lot for your smile, they often do it better than competing treatments. If you have discolored teeth, teeth whitening won’t always do the trick. But dental veneers can cover discolored teeth so that you can enjoy a brighter smile, no matter the cause of your discoloration. And while whitened teeth will become stained again, porcelain veneers are stain resistant and will maintain their whiteness for years, even decades if properly cared for.
Crooked teeth and teeth gaps can be resolved using orthodontic treatments, but for many people, dental veneers may be a better choice. That’s because veneers can achieve results much faster. While orthodontic treatments like Six Month Smiles and Invisalign are a lot faster than older orthodontic treatments, they’re still not as fast as veneers, which can get results in a weeks rather than months. And because veneers can reshape and whiten your teeth at the same time, they’re a great choice for anyone who has more complaints than just the crookedness of their teeth.
Dental bonding can also be used to treat tooth chips and poorly shaped teeth, but dental veneers are more attractive, and more durable.
How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?
Some people are concerned about the durability of dental veneers because they’re sometimes known as “porcelain veneers.” But the truth is that veneers are very long-lasting restorations. When first invented, veneers were called porcelain because their color and appearance, they weren’t technically porcelain even then, although they were a fragile ceramic. So fragile that they were only used in movies, and stars would put them on just as the camera rolled, then took them out as soon as the scene ended, to avoid damage.
And veneers weren’t much stronger when they first started being used by cosmetic dentists around the country. But that’s changed dramatically in recent years. Advances in material science mean that the new materials used for veneers are stronger than your natural tooth enamel, ten times stronger or more.
When placed by a well-trained cosmetic dentist and cared for properly, veneers are expected to last at least ten years, and twenty years or more is fairly common.
Do you want to learn how veneers can help you achieve the smile of your dreams in Anchorage? Please call (907) 274-7691 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Denali Dental Care.