As we get older, our teeth begin showing signs of wear and tear. This aging can take the form of cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments which make us feel self-conscious. When this happens perhaps we don’t feel like we can smile as freely as we should. Maybe you see your smile in the mirror and are disheartened by all the different issues you see. Maybe you’re afraid of the amount of dental work that might need to have the smile you really want. Dental veneers could be a quicker, more comfortable way to correct these problems in just a few office visits with just one procedure instead of multiple.
Why Choose Dental Veneers?
With porcelain dental veneers, Monroe NC dentist Dr. Leonard Hess can improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers are a way to close spaces between your teeth, reshape small or worn teeth or whiten stained teeth. If your teeth are damaged, porcelain veneers can preserve them from further damage while also restoring their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural.
Eating foods with dyes or that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can tarnish enamel, resulting in tooth sensitivity or discoloration. Digestion begins in the mouth which means that everything we eat affects our teeth, some foods more than others. While many patients may consider teeth whitening procedures to remedy this, dental veneers may be right for you if you have multiple concerns that need to be addressed.
Dental Veneers Procedure
For minor gaps between teeth, or misaligned teeth, dental veneers could be a faster and more affordable option than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are customized for each patient’s mouth and mounted on your existing teeth, so Dr. Hess can design yours to conceal any minor misalignments, gaps, or cracks.
The veneers are installed by Dr. Hess after he removes the outermost layer of enamel. Then the veneers are fastened to the teeth. The teeth are not removed or altered and your smile will still be your own, simply covered with a protective layer. The result is a restored version of your smile!
There are some patients for whom porcelain veneers may not be the best option at this time. For example, individuals who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) should be treated for this issue before veneers are installed. Patients with very sensitive teeth may not want to undergo the installation until this issues has been addressed. Fortunately, once these issues are under control, most patients are good candidates for veneers or are able to consider other cosmetic options provided by Dr. Hess.
Porcelain Dental Veneers in Monroe, NC
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Hess and his dental care team. Call 704.240.5045 or schedule a complimentary consultation online today.