There aren’t many cosmetic or restorative dental treatments that can fix several of the most common dental problems at the same time. Whether you want whiter teeth, you need to fix a chipped or cracked tooth, or you’re looking for a complete smile makeover, dental veneers are the perfect coverup for damaged teeth.
At Haider Family Dentistry, our dentist Dr. Jeremy Haider and our team offer veneers and a range of general and cosmetic dentistry services at our office in Salem, Oregon. In this post, we detail the many ways veneers can beautify your smile.
Veneers are the perfect coverup for multiple smile flaws
One of the most persistent and common dental complaints is staining and discoloration. Unfortunately, good dietary habits and oral hygiene aren’t always enough to protect your teeth from losing their sparkle over time. And if you smoke or regularly consume drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, or eat highly acidic foods, it’s only a matter of time before your teeth show the receipts.
Professional teeth whitening treatments are a great way to brighten your teeth by several shades, but they don’t work on all types of dental stains or on teeth with dental restorations. Dr. Haider and our team may recommend veneers for teeth whitening if your dental stains are caused by intrinsic dental stains — for example, damage to the dentin layer of your teeth from trauma or certain medications.
In addition to covering up dull or yellowed teeth, dental veneers can hide several types of tooth imperfections. Veneers are used to change the size and shape of unattractive teeth, to protect and seal minor damage such as cracks or chips, and to close tooth gaps. They can strengthen weak teeth, too.
How can dental veneers do it all?
Veneers are custom made for you from a thin layer of porcelain that Dr. Haider permanently bonds to the front surface of each tooth. The veneers are formed in the perfect size and shape to meet your aesthetic goals. They can be shaped exactly like your natural teeth or sized wider or longer to create a new look in an even, uniform smile.
If you’re just getting one or a few veneers, the shade is selected to blend with and match with the rest of your teeth for a subtle and natural finish. If you’re getting a whole set, you can choose a whiter shade for a brilliant new smile.
Veneers are perfect to fix surface damage and imperfections on your front-facing teeth. If the damage is more extensive than veneers can fix, Dr. Haider may suggest dental crowns or another procedure that can yield the best results.
Even if your teeth are healthy, you can always choose to get dental veneers to make improvements to your smile for your own personal satisfaction and confidence. The procedure for getting veneers is minimally invasive and you can have an entirely new smile in just a few appointments!
For more information about dental veneers and to find out if they’re a good option for you, contact Haider Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Haider, or request an appointment online.