As we age, our teeth start to show signs of their years of use. These cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments might make us feel self-conscious and maybe we are hesitant to smile as freely as we’d like to. You may look at your smile in the mirror and be overwhelmed by all the different issues you see there. Maybe you’re worried about the amount of work that you might need to again have the fresh, beautiful smile you remember from your youth. Dental veneers could be an option to correct these problems, effectively giving your smile a “facelift”, in only a few office visits and with just one procedure instead of multiple.
Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers
With porcelain dental veneers, Amherst, NY dentist Dr. Karl and Dr. Walter Neuhaus of Creekside Dentistry & Implantology can improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can eliminate large spaces between your teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth or whiten stained teeth. Perhaps your teeth are chipped or are showing signs of wear and tear? Porcelain veneers can protect them from further damage while also refreshing their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural.
Eating and drinking foods and drinks with dyes or that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugary snacks can damage enamel, resulting in tooth sensitivity or discoloration. Digestion is said to begin in the mouth, and everything we eat affects our teeth, some things more than others. Maybe you’re considering having your teeth whitened, but dental veneers may be right for you if you have multiple concerns that need to be addressed.
For minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers could be a quicker and more affordable option to improve their appearance instead of orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are custom-made for each patient’s mouth and placed over top of your existing teeth, so Dr. Neuhaus can design yours to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.
Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?
The veneers will be placed by Dr. Neuhaus after he removes the outermost layer of enamel at which point they are fastened to the teeth. This process is different from a dental crown, where the teeth are removed or altered. With dental veneers your smile will still be your own, but refreshed and protected, resulting in an enhanced version of your smile!
There are some situations where porcelain veneers may not be a viable option for a patient at this time. For example, individuals who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may want to consult with Dr. Neuhaus or their local dentist about addressing this issue before veneers are installed. Patients with very sensitive teeth may not want to undergo the procedure until this issue is addressed. Fortunately, once these issues are treated, most patients are able to benefit from veneers or are able to consider other cosmetic options available to help with their dental goals.
Dental Veneers In Amherst, NY
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Neuhaus and our dental care team at Creekside Dentistry & Implantology. Call (716) 262-8070 or schedule a comprehensive consultation online today.