As the years pass by, your smile can easily get a bit ragged. You can have accidents leaving you with chipped or even cracked teeth. Stains build up thanks to all that coffee and tea, turning your white smile into one that’s dark and brownish. You can even have small gaps between your teeth despite having orthodontics as a child.
Thankfully, there is a fast but effective solution. Call our Hellertown, PA dental office today at 484-858-0949 to schedule an appointment for dental veneers. This cosmetic dentistry treatment can restore your smile to how it should look. Our Hellertown dentists are well trained and experienced in using dental veneers to transform an unsightly smile into one that looks amazing.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are shell-like covers for the front of your teeth. Each one is specifically made to fit one of your teeth, so your veneers will be customized for your smile. They’re made from a special material that’s very durable but looks and feels like healthy enamel.
Once the veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth, they will cover over all cosmetic problems: chips, cracks, stains, and more. They can even be made a little bigger in spots to cover those small gaps between your teeth.
Our Hellertown dentists are trained to offer two kinds of dental veneers: porcelain veneers and Lumineers. Both are very similar but can have small differences for people. After a thorough dental exam, you can speak with our Hellertown dentists about which one might work better for you.
Dental veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment, so most people can benefit from them. Here are the pros and cons of this treatment so you can make an informed choice.
The Pros Of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers seal damage so it doesn’t get worse.
When you have chips or cracks on your teeth, you’re actually facing two problems. First, it does not look good. Even one damaged tooth can ruin your otherwise great smile. But a bigger problem is how such damage tends to get worse over time. It also makes a tooth weaker and more prone to new damage.
Thankfully, you can call us at 484-858-0949 and make an appointment for dental veneers. Because our Hellertown dentists will bond these to the front of your teeth, the veneers will seal the damage so it doesn’t get any worse. They even add a layer of protection to your damaged teeth.
Dental veneers are easy to maintain.
Some dental work requires extra care to keep working right. For example, braces have a lot of food restrictions and need extra cleaning so you don’t get cavities. But dental veneers are very easy to maintain. In fact, you don’t have to do anything different — just brush, floss, and visit our Hellertown, PA dental office every six months like regular.
Dental veneers make it look like you just finished orthodontic treatment.
Many people have orthodontic work when they’re younger so their smile is straight. But your teeth are never locked in place. Decades of chewing can nudge your teeth apart, giving you small but noticeable gaps in your smile.
This is where dental veneers can help. Our Hellertown dentists have the training needed to know where to make your dental veneers too big in places. This can cover over those gaps, making it look like you just had your teeth straightened again.
The Cons Of Dental Veneers
Teeth grinding can damage your dental veneers.
If you are a teeth grinding (from stress or TMJ disorder), you may have problems. Such grinding can damage your dental veneers over time, making you need a replacement sooner rather than later. You can still get dental veneers but speak to our Hellertown dentists beforehand.
The dental veneer process cannot be undone.
In the dental veneer process, a thin layer of enamel has to be removed. This is so your dental veneers are flush with your teeth and do not literally stick out farther than the teeth next to them. That means you cannot decide to stop wearing dental veneers a few years into it.
Call us TODAY at 484-858-0949 or contact us online to schedule your next appointment for dental veneers. Our Hellertown dentists have advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, helping make sure your dental veneers truly transform your smile.