All those celebrities and social media stars you see? The ones who flash those beautiful, perfect smiles? Here’s a secret: It’s almost certain those “natural” smiles have had a little help — and there’s also a good chance that the help came in the form of porcelain veneers.
Dental veneers aren’t just beautiful — they’re versatile too. Today’s veneers are used to correct a host of cosmetic concerns, which means they could be a great choice for helping you get a picture-perfect smile as well.
At Preva Dental, Prathima Rasamsetty, DDS, and her team help patients in San Antonio, Texas, improve their smile aesthetics with durable, beautiful veneers customized to their needs. Here are five ways veneers could improve your smile aesthetics.
Sure, a gap looks good on Michael Strahan — but gapped teeth most often detract from people’s smiles, and their overall appearance too. Worse, gaps are hard to keep clean, and that tiny space makes a perfect breeding ground for bacteria that cause decay and gum disease.
Because we customize the shape and size of veneers, they’re a great choice for covering or filling in gaps without orthodontics. Not only will your smile look healthy and restored, but you can reduce your risks of cavities and gum disease too.
Teeth whitening is a popular option for many people who have dingy, stained, yellowed teeth. But as effective as professional whitening may be in restoring whiter, brighter, smiles, it doesn’t always work — especially if your discoloration is severe or affects the interior part of your tooth.
If deep tooth discoloration is detracting from your smile, veneers can be a great way to “hide” the look. With the color and contours matched to your surrounding teeth, your veneer allows you to smile with confidence again.
Years of biting and chewing, grinding habits, and even unusual bite mechanics can all lead to worn tooth surfaces, creating a smile that looks worn and poorly maintained. Crowns are one solution for worn-looking teeth, but because veneers remove less of your natural tooth, they’re often a better option.
Veneers can change the visible contours of your tooth surfaces, helping worn teeth blend in better while also restoring a more youthful look to your smile.
Chips and cracks are fairly common, typically happening when you bite something hard or have a fall or other accident that affects your mouth. These little imperfections are more than cosmetic problems — they create tiny openings for bacteria too.
By covering chips and cracks, veneers improve the way your teeth look while also closing tiny crevices or weak spots where germs can get in. Plus, they provide an added layer of strength to help prevent further damage.
Your smile aesthetics depend a lot on symmetry, including an ideal balance between your teeth and your gums. If your teeth are quite small, that balance is disturbed, and your smile suffers.
When customizing your veneers, Dr. Rasamsetty considers the proportions between your teeth, your gums, and your entire smile. Then, the lab creates each veneer to establish that ideal balance for a smile that rivals any celebrity’s.
There’s no doubt that having a beautiful smile can dramatically improve your self-confidence and self-esteem — and because they add strength to your teeth, veneers may also help prevent additional tooth problems.
Whether you want one veneer or several, Dr. Rasamsetty and her team can help. To learn more about veneers, book an appointment online or over the phone at Preva Dental today.