Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth can really put a damper on your smile. At Leedy Dental, we know how much a healthy, happy smile means to you–so we’d like to talk about how your Abilene dentists can help get you the smile you deserve with veneers.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin layers of composite, or dental porcelain that are placed on the surface of a tooth to correct cosmetic and functional issues. Invented in 1928 by Charles Pincus, veneers were originally intended to give movie stars perfect teeth for the silver screen. Back then, they were only temporary due to a lack of competent adhesive, but modern dental medicine has advanced to the point that veneers can last for up to 30 years, and are nearly identical to natural teeth in form and function.
What Can Veneers Fix?
Veneers are a good option for a number of different cosmetic and functional dental issues. Although veneers cannot replace lost teeth, they provide an excellent solution. Here are the most common conditions that benefit from veneers:
- Broken teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Mildly crooked teeth
- Small gaps between teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Undesirably large or small teeth
How Do Veneers Work?
Before deciding if veneers are right for you, it is best to visit Leedy Dental for a consultation and discussion with Dr. Leedy, Dr. Green, Dr. Chen or Dr. Park. If veneers can accomplish your cosmetic and functional goals, your Abilene dentists will take a mold of the tooth/teeth to be fitted and send it to an expert technician in a dental laboratory, who will craft the perfect veneers to match your existing teeth. Once your teeth have been prepared for fitting, they will place your new veneers, taking your smile to the next level. Although veneers are stain-resistant, your dentists may recommend avoiding coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco.
Contact us today to find out how veneers can give you the smile you’ve always wanted!
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.