First things first. Don’t be misled by the term “cosmetic dentistry”. It’s not about vanity and pursuing some unachievable level of perfection. Every day, cosmetic dentistry changes lives for the better.
When someone is self-conscious about their teeth and afraid to smile, they are missing out on an important way to communicate and interact with others. Cosmetic dentistry can be the key to fostering or restoring much needed self-confidence, and a socially healthy quality of life.
Dental veneers are among the most effective tools in the cosmetic dentistry toolbox. Once upon a time in Hollywood, a dentist developed snap-on-tooth veneers, which gave stars big bright smiles while they were on-camera. When the filming was over, the veneers came off. Over the years, that idea grew into one of the most amazing developments cosmetic dentistry has ever seen. Today’s dental veneers are a simple long-lasting way to improve a smile in need of help.
Veneers are exceptionally strong, medical-grade porcelain shells, custom-made to be put over the front of your teeth and cemented in place with dental adhesive. Other materials can be used, but porcelain tends to be the standard. Each veneer is carefully engineered to match the contours of your gums and jaw line, as well as the coloring of your existing teeth.
When are veneers used? Sometimes teeth don’t grow in well – they can be crowded, overlapping, have too much space between them or even be poorly shaped. Even once-perfect teeth may become candidates for veneers, due to tooth decay, discoloring from smoking and mishaps that crack or break them.
These are just some of the reasons you should consider dental veneers. They are really one of the best options you have for improving your appearance.