5 Unexpected Smile Flaws That Veneers Can Easily Fix

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Having a great-looking smile is about a lot more than “just” looking good. Your smile is one of the first things other people notice about you, and if you’ve got stained, chipped or crooked teeth, it’s easy to feel self-conscious about the impression you're making. The problem is, it’s not just in your imagination. Because your teeth are so visible and noticeable to others, even tiny flaws can have an impact on how others see you, and a flawed smile can wind up making you look older, worn out, less friendly and even less successful.

Fortunately, at Cityview Dental Arts, we can help you correct those smile flaws in just a couple of office visits with state-of-the-art porcelain veneers. Our veneers are custom made one patient at a time, and they can be shaped and tinted so they enhance your entire appearance. During the past decade, veneers have become one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options for both men and women. If you have cosmetic problems with your smile, there’s a really good chance they could be a great option for you too.

Veneers: Beautiful and versatile

There was a time when veneers were pretty much reserved for movie stars and other A-list celebs. But no more. Thanks to important advances in technology, today anyone can tap into the benefits of veneers, and because they’re so versatile, they can be used to correct a lot of problems — probably more than you realize. Here are five for starters:

1. Gaps between teeth

Sure, some celebs rock the gap. But for most of us, having gaps between our teeth isn’t an attractive or desirable feature. Not only can gaps make your smile look uncared for, but those tiny openings can make it easier for bacteria and food particles to get stuck, which means you’re more likely to have cavities and gum disease. Veneers can be crafted to close those gaps so your teeth look even and aligned.

2. Deep stains — yes, even stains that can’t be eliminated with professional whitening treatments

Whitening is great for most superficial stains, but when you have stains and discoloration inside the deeper layers of your tooth, no amount of whitening treatments will get rid of it. Deep discoloration can occur from medications, tooth diseases and even some medical problems. Your genetics can even determine the whiteness and brightness of your smile. Veneers rest on the tooth surface to hide deep stains and so your smile looks more attractive and healthier too.

3. Crooked teeth

Veneers may not be a substitute for orthodontic treatment, but if you’re looking to correct the appearance of crooked teeth (and not actually move your teeth into better alignment), veneers could be a great solution. Dr. Bock will be able to determine if veneers can give you the results you’re looking for or if orthodontic treatment is a better choice.

4.  Worn, uneven or oddly shaped teeth

Veneers are super effective at hiding teeth that are misshapen in some way. Pointy "vampire-style" teeth, teeth that are badly worn down, teeth that look too small — no matter what the shape issue may be, veneers can almost certainly help. Since your veneers are custom crafted just for you, using them to hide your specific design flaw is a great way to get a picture-perfect smile in just a few office visits.

5. Cracked, chipped teeth

Teeth are tough, but they’re not impervious to damage. In fact, it can be surprisingly easy to chip or crack a tooth. Biting something hard, falling down and hitting your mouth, being struck by a ball or other object — any of these circumstances (and plenty more) can result in cracks and chips. With a veneer, chips and cracks are completely covered, so all anyone sees are whole, beautiful, healthy-looking teeth.

Learn how veneers can help transform your smile

At Cityview Dental, we want all our patients to feel confident about their smiles and their teeth. Our porcelain veneers can transform just about any smile, and in most cases, veneers can be applied in just two or three office visits so you can start enjoying your beautiful new smile as soon as possible. To learn more about veneers and to find out how they can help you get the smile you want, book an appointment online today.

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