What Are Dental Veneers Used For?
When you have discolored or damaged teeth, your smile does not look as good as it should. That can be embarrassing. When you meet someone for the first time, what kind of impression are you giving?
Dental veneers combine cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry. Veneers are custom-made shells that cover the front of your teeth. That means they seal up and damaged spots (chips, cracks, etc.) and protect them. But veneers also hide damage and even stains, turning a damaged and discolored smile into one that looks amazing.
The Dental Veneers Process
Getting dental veneers is pretty simple. It starts with a thorough examination by our dentists to fully understand what’s going on with your smile. Then careful measurements of your teeth are taken and sent to a lab, where your veneers will be made. (Veneers will only cover the teeth that are visible when you smile. Why waste time and money improving the look of teeth no one ever sees?)
Once the veneers have come back, our dentists will gently remove a very thin layer of enamel. Although veneers are ultra-thin, this allows veneers to sit flush with the rest of your smile. In other words, this helps your veneers look more like healthy, normal teeth. Finally, our dentists use their years of training and experience to artfully place and bond the dental veneers to your teeth.
By calling DeJesus Dental Group today, you can get one step closer to having an amazing smile thanks to dental veneers.
The Origin Of Dental Veneers
Where did the idea of dental veneers come from? Hollywood, of course.
In the early days of movies, many people had bad teeth. This showed up easily on film, but no one had makeup to cover dental problems. Eventually, they invited an acrylic dental veneer that stayed on for a few hours at best. It worked for filming a scene but not for us regular people.
Eventually, people realized a trick that house painters have known for years and years. If you scuff up a surface, things stick better to it. That’s part of why our dentists remove a tiny layer of enamel before placing dental veneers. This helps the veneers stick to your teeth.
Along the way, dentists replaced acrylic with porcelain and similar materials. Today’s dental veneers last a long time and look just like healthy, white teeth — which is why many actors use these modern veneers to this day.
How Dental Veneers Benefit You
Here are three of the biggest benefits you can enjoy once you get dental veneers
Dental veneers can cover small gaps between your teeth as if you just had orthodontic treatment.
Even if you had braces as a child, you could have small but noticeable gaps between your teeth by now. That’s because your teeth never really stop moving. Thankfully, our dentists can make your dental veneers just a bit too big in certain spots. These can cover over those small gaps so your smile looks like you just finished with an orthodontic treatment.
Dental veneers look like you had teeth whitening done.
Years of drinking coffee, tea, wine, and more can leave behind tiny stains. That’s why your “pearly whites” slowly change to something more dark and brown. Teeth whitening helps, but it cannot lift any deep, intrinsic stains. Dental veneers cover over the whole visible part of the tooth. Any stains there will not be seen. Instead, people will just see the healthy bright white of your dental veneers.
Dental veneers make sure chips and cracks do not get any worse.
It’s not hard to damage your enamel over the years. Chipped teeth are not rare, and hairline cracks can happen. Because you still need to chew with your teeth all the time, such damage can get worse. But with dental veneers placed on your teeth, any such damage will be sealed up. Veneers add a layer of protection as well has hide the damage from view.
Call our Bridgeport/Trumbull dental office (203-372-1220) or our Shelton dental office (203-378-9737) today and make your appointment for dental veneers. You can “instantly” get a great smile with this cosmetic dentistry treatment.