Show Off Your Best Possible Smile

May 08, 2017

Sometimes improving your smile is as simple as covering up small imperfections that detract from the appearance of your teeth. The veneersdentists at 1st Choice Dental Care in Kennesaw, Marietta and Woodstock, GA, explain how veneers can touch up your smile.

Veneers transform teeth

The veneers process involves bonding a thin layer of porcelain over the front surface of teeth to conceal flaws or alter the shape. Veneers are made of porcelain or resin, two materials that look very much like tooth enamel. They're available in many shades of white, which makes it easy to match tooth color exactly.

Veneers treat several cosmetic issues

Crooked teeth are very noticeable every time you smile. Although orthodontic treatment may be helpful, you may want to consider veneers instead if you have one or two crooked teeth. Once a veneer is applied, a crooked tooth will look perfectly straight. Veneers are also a good choice if your tooth is strangely shaped or a little too short.

Decay, dental procedures and side effects of prescription medications can lead to tooth discoloration. Although teeth whitening treatment at our Kennesaw, Marietta or Woodstock offices can remove stains in the enamel layer of your tooth, it won't be helpful if the stain originates inside your tooth. Veneers hide these stains very effectively, improving your appearance. Would you like to whiten your entire smile but don't want to bother with teeth whitening treatment? Veneers offer a longer-lasting alternative to whitening treatments.

Veneers might be thin, but they provide excellent coverage for a range of surface flaws. They're particularly effective in hiding chips, pits and cracks.

Veneer care is simple

With proper care, your veneers will last for 10 to 15 years or longer. Regular brushing and flossing is the best way to keep your veneers looking good. And, although veneers they're deceptively strong, they can be damaged. Biting your nails or opening packages with your teeth can chip or break veneers. If you tend to grind your teeth at night, you'll want to wear a nightguard to prevent damage to your veneers.

Enhance your smile with veneers. Call your dentist's at 1st Choice Dental Care to make an appointment in their Kennesaw, Marietta or Woodstock, GA, offices.