Have you gotten tired of hiding your smile in public? Does every tagged photo on Facebook capture you scowling? Is there a nagging chipped, discolored, or turned tooth that you wish would go away? If you’re feeling self-conscious about your teeth, you should consult your dentist. Your dentist may recommend you improve your smile with veneers. This cosmetic procedure is a great way to bring back your self-confidence and have you beaming a beautiful smile, turning the next tagged photo into a great profile picture.

How They Work

Veneers are typically made from porcelain, which is preferred and highly-valued over other materials for its strength and ability to imitate natural tooth structure. Using scans and molds of your teeth, your dentist forms custom-designed porcelain shells that are then bonded to the front of one or more of your teeth. Your smile can be reshaped and redesigned all within one procedure.

It’s your dentist’s goal to preserve as much of your natural, healthy tooth structure as possible, so veneers are normally only suggested for patients who have more than one cosmetic defect. After being attached, your veneer can correct a number of issues, including chipped or worn edges on your teeth, spaces between teeth, tooth discoloration, and more. Veneers are even a conservative option to consider over dental crowns if you only have one tooth that requires work.

Don’t hide that smile behind pursed lips any longer. Contact your dentist today and ask if veneers are an option for you.

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