When you smile, you want to show off teeth that are bright and healthy. After all, your smile is an extension of who you are. It’s how to make great first impressions and show others you’re happy. That’s why it can be tough when your teeth are damaged and stained. You might not feel like smiling much.
Those problems won’t go away on their own. Worse, damage like cracks can get bigger over time and threaten your dental health.
That’s why you need to call our Hellertown, PA dental office today at 484-858-0949 and make an appointment for dental veneers. Our dentists are well trained in cosmetic dentistry, so you can get veneers placed just right to make your smile look amazing.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Your smile is part of how you communicate. Say something sarcastic but with a smile, and people know you’re just making a joke. Say that with a frown, and people will wonder if you’re just being mean. But if your smile is dark and damaged, you might feel like frowning more often than not.
That’s where dental veneers can come to the rescue. This cosmetic dentistry treatment is a series of shell-like caps that cover the front of your teeth. They’re ultra-thin and look like healthy enamel. Your dental veneers will be shaped to match your teeth in particular.
The dental veneer process is simple and routine for highly experienced dentists like the ones here at Hellertown Dental Group. First, your teeth are measured to make veneers that fit just right. Once made, a thin layer of enamel is gently removed from your teeth. This is so your veneers will sit flush with your teeth and look normal. Then the veneers are artfully bonded to the front of your teeth.
Call us today at 484-858-0949 to schedule your dental veneers appointment. The sooner you call, the sooner you can be proud of your smile once more.
Hollywood Needed Great-Looking Smiles
Where did dental veneers come from? From the early days of movies. As Hollywood began making films for the first time, they noticed many actors had damaged, stained teeth. These looked bad on film.
Some companies began experimenting with “makeup” for smiles. Early veneers were acrylic and rarely stayed on teeth for more than a few hours — not exactly worth giving to the average person.
Then dentists made two advances:
- They took a cue from house painters and scuffed up teeth a little bit before placing the veneers. This gives the bonding agent more surface area to grip, allowing veneers to last 10 years or longer.
- They skipped acrylic and went with porcelain, which looks much more like healthy enamel.
At Hellertown Dental Group, you can get porcelain veneers or Lumineers made from a patented material that can be even thinner (but just as strong) compared to regular dental veneers.
How You Benefit From Dental Veneers
Here are just some of the benefits you can enjoy by calling our Hellertown, PA dental office to get dental veneers.
Years of coffee, tea, wine, tobacco, and more leave tiny stains on your teeth. At first, they’re too small to notice. But as they build up, your teeth turn from white to dark, brownish, and stained. You can even get stains so deep that teeth whitening cannot help.
That’s where dental veneers can help. Because they cover the front of your teeth, veneers hide all the stains people would normally see. Instead, people see a healthy, translucent white.
Chips and cracks happen even though enamel is very tough. These damaged spots are not done, though. You keep chewing all kinds of foods, so such damage can get worse over time. What starts as a hairline crack can widen and lengthen until they endanger the whole tooth.
Because dental veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth, they seal that damage and hold it tightly together. That hairline crack simply cannot grow bigger over time. Plus, that damage is hidden from view so your smile looks much better.
COVER SMALL GAPS
Most adults had braces as a teen to straighten their teeth and get them side-by-side. That looks great, but it also improves your dental health. But again, you chew repeatedly every day for your whole life. By now, you could easily have small gaps between your teeth.
Thankfully, our dentists have the skill to cover those gaps with dental veneers. If you have small gaps, your veneers can be made just a bit larger. Once placed, they cover those gaps and make your smile look like you just had orthodontics.