As we age, our teeth begin to show wear and tear from years of use. These cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments may make you feel self-conscious and you may hesitate to smile as freely as you would otherwise. You may look at your smile and be overwhelmed by all the different issues. Maybe you’re dreading all the possible dental work that you’ll need to undergo to have the smile you want again. Dental veneers could be an option to correct these problems in just a few office visits with just one procedure instead of multiple.
Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers
With porcelain dental veneers, Amherst, NY dentist Dr. Karl 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 close spaces between your teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth or whiten stained teeth. Perhaps your teeth are showing signs of age and use? Porcelain veneers can erase the years while also protecting them from further damage in a way that looks and feels natural.
Consuming foods with dyes or that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can damage your tooth enamel, yellowing teeth and sometimes causing sensitivity. Digestion starts in the mouth, and everything we eat affects our teeth, some more than others. Some patients may consider having their 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 than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are customized for each patient’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Dr. Neuhaus can design yours to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks that your smile may have.
Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?
The veneers are installed by Dr. Neuhaus after he removes the outermost layer of enamel. Then they are simply adhered to the teeth. This is unlike a dental crown, where the teeth are removed or altered. With dental veneers the teeth in your smile will still be your own, simply covered with a protective layer. The result is an enhanced version of your smile!
There are some situations where porcelain veneers may not be the best option at this time. For example, individuals who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may want to consult with Dr. Neuhaus 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 provided by Dr. Neuhaus.
Dental Veneers In Amherst, NY
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment at Creekside Dentistry & Implantology in Amherst, NY. Call (716) 262-8070 or schedule a consultation online today.