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Veneers Can Correct More Smile Flaws Than You Realize

Dec 14, 2022
If you’re not satisfied with various aspects of your smile, the solution may be easier than you think. Learn how veneers can correct more flaws than you realize — and find out if they may be right for you.

You’ve always wanted to improve your smile, but you’re not sure how to fix the flaws you see when you look in the mirror. You may also be worried about the time, expense, or even the potential discomfort of visiting the dentist multiple times to create the smile of your dreams.

It turns out, though, that your perfect smile may be a lot closer than you think, thanks to a comprehensive cosmetic dentistry solution called veneers, which can fix (or hide) more smile flaws than you might realize.

Here at Select Dental & Orthodontics in Torrance, California, our skilled team offers these ultra-thin porcelain shells to help correct or conceal a wide range of cosmetic dental problems. Let’s take a closer look at veneers and what they can do for you.

What are veneers?

Veneers are super-thin porcelain or resin shells that are bonded permanently to the front side of your teeth. Designed to look just like natural teeth, they cover up imperfections so your smile looks fresh, flawless, and white. 

If you have a chipped or broken front tooth, you may only need one veneer, but many people get multiple veneers to create an even, symmetrical smile. Every veneer is custom-made for your mouth so it blends in perfectly with your natural teeth.

Which smile flaws can veneers fix?

Veneers can fix a wide range of cosmetic smile problems. If your front teeth are permanently stained from coffee, wine, or nicotine (or if your enamel just isn’t as white as you’d like it to be), veneers are a great way to cover up the discoloration and get a brighter, whiter smile.

Likewise, if you’ve had an accident or injury that resulted in a chipped or cracked front tooth, veneers can be a perfect solution. The same goes if you have one or more teeth that are smaller than your other teeth, or if you have one or two teeth that are overly pointy or misshapen. Veneers are an instant and beautiful fix for all these issues.

Veneers can also eliminate small, noticeable gaps between your front teeth. They’re designed to be smooth and even, so you won’t see any more extra space. They can also help improve the appearance of crooked teeth caused by slight misalignments.

What can I expect when getting veneers? 

After your initial smile consultation, getting veneers requires a couple of office visits. At your first appointment, our team shaves a thin layer of enamel off the teeth that are receiving veneers; this prepares the surface of your tooth and keeps the veneers from jutting out past your gums. Next, we take impressions of your teeth and install temporary veneers to wear while your custom veneers are being fabricated by the dental lab.

On your second visit, our team removes your temporary veneers and applies your custom set, ensuring a perfect fit before you leave. With good daily oral hygiene habits, your veneers can last up to 15 years before they need to be replaced with a new set. 

If you have questions about veneers, we have answers. Call or click online to schedule a smile consultation at Select Dental & Orthodontics in Torrance, California, today.