Veneers Can Help Improve Your Smile.
We would all like to be able to put our best possible smile forward, it's after all what greets us every day in the morning, and it's the very first impression we get to make. But for many of us, smile imperfections are getting in the way of our goals. Through varied strategies, our Austin, TX, dentist, Dr. Daniel Quick, may be able to help us correct these, and one of them is by using dental veneers. Veneers are a very versatile treatment that can help improve our smile, whether it's one or many imperfections that we seek to treat.
How They Can Help
Veneers are thin yet strong tooth-shaped shells that can be bonded onto our teeth to correct many different types of smile imperfections.
They can repair teeth that have been chipped, or worn down, teeth that are too small, slightly crooked, or in some other way misshapen. They can help with small gaps between the teeth, and are an excellent option for stained teeth that do not respond to traditional whitening methods.
A very common way to employ veneers is to use a few at a time for a complete smile makeover, addressing many of these issues at once.
It may be practical to think of dental veneers in similar terms to dental crowns, but because they are meant for otherwise healthy teeth they do not need to provide the same level of protection. So teeth with sufficient structure are needed for them to be candidates for the treatment.
Healthy gums are also a necessity, as gum disease can threaten the support structures of our teeth themselves, making any cosmetic improvements moot. Even early symptoms of the condition can endanger the treatment.
If we suffer from nightly teeth grinding this could damage our veneers, just as it can wear our teeth over time, so our dentist may prescribe a nightguard to protect both.
Veneers in Austin, TX
Just like with a dental crown, the tooth has to be reshaped to bond the veneer. But because of the size of veneers, not nearly as much of the tooth has to be removed, allowing us to keep more of our tooth while making the process less invasive.
If you believe your smile can be improved with veneers, or want to explore every option, then begin by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Quick in Austin, TX, by dialing (512) 280-5114.