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How a Cosmetic Dentist Can Create a Dream Smile With Dental Veneers
The placement of dental veneers is a non-invasive procedure that requires little in the way of tooth preparation or time. For this reason, cosmetic dentists like to use veneers to create perfect smiles for their patients.
Dental veneers may be a quick and easy way to achieve a smile makeover, but this solution is not for all patients. A cosmetic dentist will only recommend veneers to patients who check certain criteria boxes.
Who is a good candidate for dental veneers?
Dental veneers are ideal for hiding minor imperfections in teeth, so a good candidate for veneers should:
- Have good oral health and good oral hygiene
- Have one or more minor cosmetic problems that are best corrected with dental veneers
- Have teeth with enough enamel to withstand the removal of a small layer of enamel
- Be free of problems like teeth grinding or jaw clenching
- Be free of dental problems that can only an orthodontist can correct
Before a dentist recommends veneers, they will check that their patient meets the requirements listed above.
Different cosmetic applications of dental veneers
Many people with otherwise healthy teeth have dental flaws that they would like to remove. Dental veneers can help with minor imperfections. For example:
1. Correcting a gapped smile
A gapped smile can result from a diastema, which is a space between two teeth. Most diastemata are located between the two upper front teeth, though they can happen anywhere on the dental arch. There are also patients who have multiple gaps all along one or both dental arches. This often happens when people have jaws that are too large or teeth that are too small.
Spaced teeth can dent a person’s confidence. They can also make it hard for their owner to eat or clean their teeth. The good news is that a cosmetic dentist can improve such teeth with veneers. In this scenario, a cosmetic dentist will design veneers that are slightly larger than the teeth they cover. The result is a set of evenly spaced teeth.
2. Creating an even smile
A patient may ask a cosmetic dentist to cover up chipped or slightly crooked teeth. Another will seek veneers to fix teeth that are disproportionate or uneven.
A cosmetic dentist will use veneers to create a smile where each tooth is in proportion to the rest of the teeth. The dentist will also take the extra step to design and create a smile that matches the structure of the patient’s face and in particular, their mouth.
3. Hiding intrinsic stains
Some stains persist past the surface of the tooth, and no amount of teeth whitening can get rid of them. That is where veneers come in. Placing super-thin, tooth-colored shells on stained teeth is a non-invasive way of creating a brilliant smile.
Your dream smile can become a reality
Call our offices to set up a meeting with our cosmetic dentist. They will be happy to let you know if dental veneers are the best way to convert your smile into a great first impression.
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