As we grow older, our teeth start showing signs of wear and tear. This can take the form of cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments which can make us feel self-conscious about our smiles. Perhaps we don’t smile as freely as we should. Maybe you catch a glimpse of your smile in the mirror and are worried by all the different issues you see. Maybe you’re worried about the amount of dental work that might need to have the smile you really want. Dental veneers could be a faster, more comfortable way to address these problems in just a few office visits with just one procedure instead of multiple.
Why Choose Dental Veneers?
With porcelain dental veneers, the Greeley CO dentists at Integrated Dental Arts, Dr. Melvin Benson and Dr. Jacob Dunham, can improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers are an easy and comfortable way to close spaces between your teeth, reshape small or worn teeth or whiten stained teeth. If your teeth have been damaged, porcelain veneers can preserve them from further damage while also helping you regain a healthier looking smile in a way that looks and feels natural.
Eating foods that include dyes or that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can stain enamel, resulting in discoloration. It has been said that digestion begins in the mouth. This means that everything we eat affects our teeth, some things more than others. While many patients may consider teeth whitening procedures to remedy this, dental veneers may be a better option for you if you have multiple issues that need to be corrected.
For small gaps between teeth, or misaligned teeth, dental veneers could be a faster, more comfortable and more affordable option than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are custom-made for each patient’s mouth and mounted on your existing teeth, so your IDA dentist can design yours to conceal any minor misalignments, gaps, or cracks.
The veneers are installed by your IDA dentist after he removes the outermost layer of enamel. Then they are attached to the teeth. Your teeth are not removed or altered and your smile will still be your own, merely covered with a protective layer. The result is an enhanced version of your own smile!
Reasons Not to Get Veneers
Unfortunately, some patients may not be able to have porcelain veneers as soon as they want them. For example, individuals who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) should be treated for this issue before veneers are installed or risk damaging the veneers in which they are investing. Patients with very sensitive teeth may not want to undergo the installation until this issues has been addressed as the installation process can be uncomfortable for them. Fortunately, once these issues are under control, most patients can be candidates for veneers or are able to consider other cosmetic options provided by your IDA dentist.
Dental Veneers in Greeley, CO
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with your IDA dentist and their dental care team. Call 970.281.5972 or schedule a complimentary consultation online today.