Veneers Can Correct More Smile Imperfections than You Think

Dental veneers can correct a wide range of tooth imperfections to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. This minimally invasive dental procedure provides an immediate solution for chips, stains, discoloration, and gaps with benefits you’ll enjoy for years. With just a few office visits, you can dramatically improve your appearance and gain the confidence of knowing you always look your best.

Dental veneers consist of thin shells of durable tooth-colored material that cover the front part of your damaged teeth. They can change the size, color, or shape of the affected teeth. You’ll get natural-looking results because the porcelain or ceramic materials used to manufacture veneers allow for color-matching to your existing, unaffected teeth.  

An experienced dental professional can ensure that you get the results you’re seeking with dental veneers. Larry R. Adams, DMD of Dental Care by Design in Lacey, Washington has the expertise necessary to restore your smile to natural-looking perfection. Dr. Adams skillfully applies dental veneers that look and feel like your natural teeth only better.

Read on to find out more about the types of smile imperfections that Dr. Adams can correct with dental veneers.

Discolored or stained teeth

Your teeth can become discolored from poor dental hygiene, root canal treatment, excessive fluoride, or the presence of large resin fillings. Coffee, wine, smoking, and medications such as tetracycline and doxycycline can also change the color of your teeth. Dull-colored teeth can also come simply from your genes.

Veneers correct discoloration and stains by giving your affected teeth a new outer surface that blends in with the color of your natural teeth. For a more dramatic change, you can even choose your veneers in a shade lighter than your natural color and then follow up with tooth whitening for your other teeth.

Worn or chipped teeth

Worn or chipped teeth can result from many different circumstances. Tooth grinding, wear-and-tear over time, and poor dental hygiene can all make you more susceptible to chips or breaks. An incident such as a fall, auto accident, sports injury, or even biting down on a hard candy or ice can also cause physical damage to your teeth. Dental veneers hide physical imperfections and other dental repairs such as fillings by adding a flawless surface to your affected teeth.  

Gapped or crooked teeth

Veneers can correct gapped or crooked teeth without the time and expense involved in orthodontics. They’re most effective if you have a minor bite misalignment that doesn’t require braces to correct physical dysfunction. Since customized veneers come in any size, they can easily cover a uniquely shaped gap. By positioning the veneers so they sit straight over crooked teeth or fill in that troublesome gap, Dr. Adams uses veneers to help you flash a perfect smile.

Uneven or odd-shaped teeth

If you have just one tooth that stands out from the rest, veneers can make that tooth fit in with the others. Veneers can cover ridges, holes, bulges, or size imperfections. When finished, you’ll have the confidence that comes with having a full set of perfect teeth.

Lost enamel

The enamel on your teeth gradually wears away with age. You can also damage your enamel by consuming highly acidic or sugary foods and beverages. Lost enamel can result in increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods and a higher risk of breakage. Aesthetically, lost enamel can cause indentations, holes, and stains.

While veneers can’t replace the lost enamel, they can protect your teeth from additional enamel wear and deterioration. This layer of coverage also disguises the many types of imperfections caused by enamel loss so your affected teeth appear perfectly healthy.  

Veneers provide a quick and easy way to achieve the smile you want without surgery or orthodontics. Book online or call our office at 360-207-4992 to find out if veneers can correct the imperfections preventing you from having the perfect smile.  

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