Veneers, thin shells that adhere to the front of your teeth, are a great option for the teeth in front — aka your “smile teeth” — because they can create a gorgeous yet natural-looking smile without requiring major dental work.
At Tenth Street Dental, our team of talented cosmetic and general dentists offers custom-made veneers that can revitalize your smile with just a couple of visits to our Indianapolis, Indiana, office. Today’s blog discusses five of the ways veneers can enhance your smile.
1. Gap closure
Many people have a gap somewhere in their smile, with gaps between the two front teeth being especially common. Unfortunately, a gap can make you feel less than confident about your smile.
To make matters worse, even a narrow gap can be a collection spot for bacteria, so it increases your risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Veneers can close the gap and look completely natural while also helping protect your oral health.
2. Crack and chip coverage
A chip or crack in your tooth can be unsightly — and it also increases your risk of getting a cavity there, since bacteria can get into the tooth through the crack or chip.
A veneer can completely cover the damaged tooth and make it look perfect again, and it does double duty by protecting against a crack or chip worsening or tooth decay.
3. Color correction
Intrinsic tooth stains — those that come from inside the tooth instead of the enamel covering the teeth — usually aren’t treatable with teeth whitening. One example is tooth stains stemming from tetracycline use.
Although you can’t whiten intrinsic stains, you can conceal them with dental veneers. Our team can help you choose any shade of tooth whiteness you like and customize your veneers to give your smile a total refresh.
4. Size and shape correction
The size of your teeth can have a huge impact on the overall appearance of your smile. For example, if you have very short teeth or a “gummy” smile, it can seriously detract from your appearance and self-confidence. Veneers can give you custom-sized teeth that flatter your face.
The same holds true if you’re unhappy with the shape of your teeth. For example, if your teeth are pointier at the ends than you’d prefer, veneers can reshape their appearance to your personal ideal.
5. Subtle straightening
If you have slightly crooked front teeth, it might not seem necessary to get braces or clear aligners. But, if you’d like to tweak the appearance of slightly crooked teeth without going through the straightening process, veneers may be a good option for you.
Veneers can make your front teeth look straight, but it’s important to remember they’re a cosmetic treatment, not a straightening treatment.
If you’re interested in veneers, our team is happy to set up a consultation to tell you more. Reach out through the online scheduling feature, or call our office today.