When your smile is damaged by stains, chips, discoloration, or misalignment, dental veneers can provide a dramatic solution. In just a few office visits, dental veneers give you an improved smile and the confidence that comes with looking your best.
A dental veneer is a thin shell of porcelain or ceramic material that covers the front and sides of a tooth. This oral appliance can change the color, shape, or size of an imperfect tooth so that it matches your natural teeth. Dental veneers deliver long-term, stain-resistant solutions for many types of smile imperfections.
You can achieve the results you desire by working with an experienced dental professional. The dental veneer specialists at Sargon Dental –— Sargon Lazarof, DDS; Dan Dansie, DDS; and Nathan Nguyen, DDS — are experts at using state-of-the-art dental veneers to change imperfect teeth into stunning smiles.
It’s not unusual to be dissatisfied with your smile. More than one-third of Americans report being unhappy with the way their teeth look. Find out more about the types of smile flaws dental veneers can correct.
#1: Repair worn or chipped teeth
Dental veneers provide an excellent solution to chips and cracks. Poor dental hygiene, years of use, and teeth grinding can weaken your teeth and make them vulnerable to damage from chips or breaks. A fall, auto accident, sports injury, or even biting a hard piece of food can also damage teeth.
Porcelain veneers add a flawless, bonded shell that covers cracks, chips, and uneven wear. They are an excellent solution for most types of damage to your teeth.
#2 Whiten discolored or stained teeth
A pearly white smile always makes a great first impression. However, tooth discoloration is relatively common, even if you practice proper dental hygiene. For some people, age wears away the enamel on the front of their teeth and allows the brown dentin inside their teeth to show through.
Dingy-looking teeth can result from consuming dark foods and drinks, like coffee, tea, or wine, or taking certain drugs, such as doxycycline or tetracycline. Stained or discolored teeth can also occur as the result of genetics, excessive fluoride use, root canals, decay, and medical therapies, such as chemotherapy and radiation.
Since dental veneers cover the exterior of your teeth, they can hide stains or discoloration to give you a brighter smile.
#3: Correct uneven or irregularly shaped teeth
The natural wear-and-tear on teeth that occurs over time can give you an uneven smile. Teeth can wear down differently, making some teeth smaller or larger than others. Some people have teeth that have an unusual or uneven shape that occurred naturally. Dental veneers can correct misshapen teeth, size imperfections, bulges, ridges, and holes by covering these flaws.
#4: Fill in gapped teeth
Having gaps between your teeth can affect your appearance as well as your ability to bite and chew normally. Since dental veneers are customized, they can be designed to cover any size gap or space to create the look and feel of a flawless smile. Acting as camouflage over the space, veneers restore a full, uniform smile.
#5: Cover misaligned teeth
If your teeth are slightly crooked, you may be able to correct the imperfection without the time and expense of braces or aligners. To correct a misalignment, we position your customized veneers over crooked teeth to give the impression of straight teeth. Since dental veneers don’t correct the positioning of your teeth, they provide the best results for crooked teeth if you have a minor misalignment that doesn’t interfere with their function.
To create your dental veneers we take an impression, or mold, of your entire mouth. Then we use that mold to manufacture your veneers at our on-site lab to fit the size, shape, and interior surfaces of your mouth. And since our lab is in-house, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a perfect smile with less wait for your veneers to be delivered.
Find out how dental veneers can give you the smile you desire without dental surgery or orthodontics. Schedule an appointment by calling any of our three offices in Encino and West Hollywood, California, or Pleasant Grove, Utah, or book your visit online today.