6 Problems That Dental Veneers Improve

6 Problems That Dental Veneers Improve

Do you have dental issues that you’d like to have corrected? Or do you wish you could change the aesthetics of your smile? Dental veneers might be your answer.

At SPA Dental Group, we have two convenient locations — one in the midtown east area of Manhattan, New York, and one in Washington, DC, where our teams provide the highest level of expertise and care for your oral health. 

If you need to have your teeth repaired or want to improve the appearance of your smile, we can help. We provide durable and long-lasting dental veneers to benefit your bite and enhance the way your teeth look. 

What dental veneers can correct

Veneers can correct dental problems and aesthetic issues, with some being more common. Dental veneers might be right for you if you’re teeth are:

1. Worn down

Years of chewing or teeth grinding can cause wear and tear to your teeth, leaving them worn down and uneven. Veneers can cover your unevenness and protect your teeth from further damage.

2. Chipped or broken

Chips and breaks can happen to your teeth from biting down on something hard, such as ice or a hard nut, or from an accident like falling or getting hit in the mouth while you’re playing sports. Veneers can hide the damage and give you a brand new tooth that looks completely natural.

3. Gapped

When you have spacing between your teeth, veneers can create a more uniform look to your smile, concealing your gaps and giving you straight-looking teeth.

4. Stained

Your teeth can become stained over time from dark beverages and foods, such as coffee, red wine, chocolate, and berries. Certain medications can also cause discoloration. You can pick the shade of veneers you want, giving your smile an entirely new appearance.

5. Misshapen

If you have uneven or irregularly-sized teeth, we can create your veneers to match the shape that you desire. We can eliminate the look of your natural teeth that might appear too skinny or short.

6. Crooked

Before considering an orthodontic procedure, you may want to find out if veneers can correct your teeth. We can design them to even out your teeth and give them a straight appearance.

When you come in for your consultation, our team evaluates the condition of your teeth and oral health. After your assessment, we develop a customized plan to treat your teeth effectively to give you a successful outcome.

How dental veneers work

Veneers look just like your natural teeth. They’re made out of resin composite or porcelain, but porcelain is more common because of its durability. 

To prepare for your veneers, you might need to make several visits. Your first appointment may include taking X-rays and making impressions of your natural teeth. 

At your next visit, we shave down your natural teeth to make room for the placement of your veneers. We can give you a local anesthetic for this process if you have teeth sensitivity.

We then make an impression of your shaved teeth to create the right size veneers at the dental laboratory. We give you temporary veneers to wear while your permanent ones are made.

When your veneers get back from the lab, we place your new veneers over your natural teeth. Once we’re sure of the fit, we cement them in place, which only takes a few minutes. You walk out of our practice with a new set of teeth and a beautiful smile to show off.

To learn more about dental veneers, or to have a consultation with our team to find out if they’re right for you, call the location nearest you or book your appointment online today.

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