7 Problems that Veneers Resolve

Apr 01, 2024
7 Problems that Veneers Resolve
Perfectly aligned, flawless teeth are rare. Most of us have at least one thing we would like to change about our smile. For many people, dental veneers are the ideal go-to to fix many cosmetic flaws. Read on.

If you’re like most people, when you check your look in the mirror instead of seeing how your new haircut complements the shape of your face or how great that new outfit looks, you are laser-focused on those imperfections in your smile. 

You wish that something quick and easy could be done about it before the next round of weddings and family gatherings happen where lots of people will snap photos. Think veneers, says Ginger Rome, DDS, at The Dentists at North Cypress in Houston, Texas. In two to three appointments, you can resolve problems that prevent you from having your best smile ever. This blog shares seven issues that veneers can fix.

Veneers: An epic smile camouflage

At this point, you may wonder if it’s that simple, so let’s begin by explaining what veneers are and how they can completely transform your smile. Veneers, sometimes called dental veneers, are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that adheres wafer-thin pieces of color-matched porcelain over tooth imperfections.

Veneers are a go-to procedure to address issues for the front eight teeth that are upfront and on display when you smile. Veneers are color-matched to your neighboring teeth and are virtually undetectable. They look so much like your natural teeth that most people would be hard-pressed to see the difference.

Veneers trace their roots to the late 1920s in Hollywood when Charles L. Pincus, DDS, of California addressed smile flaws for stars like Shirley Temple, Judy Garland, and James Dean.

Highly versatile treatment option 

Veneers are popular with patients and dentists alike because of its sheer versatility. Veneers can address issues like slightly crooked teeth, but it’s only the beginning of an impressive list of smile flaws veneers can improve. 

  1. Chipped teeth

Damaged teeth have a way of wreaking havoc on your smile. A common imperfection with tooth damage is a chipped tooth. You may get a chipped tooth when involved in a sports impact injury, an accident, or tripping. With veneers, the result no longer needs to be front and center.

  1. Cracked teeth

Similarly, trauma or bad habits like chewing ice or jaw clenching may cause teeth to crack. Veneers can cover up those unsightly cracks and restore your smile.

  1. Worn down or dull teeth

Natural wear and tear over time may also change the appearance of your smile, making your teeth look dull and worn. Sometimes, we forget that while enamel is super strong, it’s not indestructible. Evidence of a life well-lived and things like acidic foods and beverages and teeth grinding or bruxism can often do a number on enamel. Veneers can make those worn and dull teeth magically go away.

  1. Picket fence or gapped teeth

Veneers can also address physical teeth anomalies like the picket fence look created by unevenly spaced or gapped teeth. That’s a confidence booster that can keep you smiling for years!

  1. Misshapen teeth

Misshapen teeth have a way of ruining what would ordinarily be a beautiful smile. This flaw becomes an attention grabber, but not in a good way. Veneers can cover up flaws like it never happened.

  1. Unevenly sized teeth

Similarly, veneers can fix unevenly sized teeth that are too small or too large compared to surrounding teeth. Your new enhanced, beautiful runway smile makes you feel like a supermodel during fashion week. There is a side effect, though. You may not be able to resist taking selfies, but we think you can handle it.

  1. Discolored teeth resistant to whitening

Another veneer application is when conventional teeth whitening can’t address tooth discoloration. This issue typically happens if you’ve experienced an injury, taken medications like tetracycline, or lived in an area where there was excessive fluoride added to your water supply. Veneers can cover up these stubborn, darkening stains.

If you’re ready to finally get the smile you’ve always dreamed about and want to learn if dental veneers are right for you, contact The Dentists at North Cypress by calling us today or scheduling an appointment online.