How Veneers Can Revamp Your Smile

Do you hide your teeth when you smile because of that one crooked tooth? Are you avoiding social situations because you don’t think your smile quite measures up?

These days, everyone seems to have perfect or near-perfect teeth, and you can, too, without having to go through years of braces or uncomfortable drilling. At our office in Brea, California, Dr. Emanuela Alexandroni can revamp your smile and make it flawless with veneers.

These paper-thin durable shells made of porcelain or ceramic are bonded to your teeth to cover up imperfections. The veneers, which are custom-made for you, can change the shape, color, size, and look of your teeth.

While veneers are considered a cosmetic dental treatment to alter your smile, the strong shells also protect your teeth and may help prevent the need for more invasive dental treatments.

Cover up chipped or cracked teeth

If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, veneers may serve as a simple fix to your smile problem. The veneer can be tinted to match the rest of your teeth so no one will know it’s there. And now your chipped or cracked tooth is protected by a strong and durable shell.

Brighten your smile

Teeth whitening is a simple cosmetic fix that works for a lot of people, but not everyone. If your teeth are discolored because of trauma or medication, teeth whitening agents may not be able to remove stains and brighten your teeth.

But veneers can instantly whiten your smile. We can custom tint your veneers to create the exact brightness you’re looking for.

To maintain the whiteness of your veneers, we recommend that you limit drinks and foods that stain your teeth, such as coffee, red wine, and berries and be sure to brush your teeth with a nonabrasive toothpaste twice a day to prevent stains from setting in.

Hide misaligned or uneven teeth

If your teeth are misaligned or uneven, you may think your only option for a flawless smile is braces. But you may not have to go through years of metal in your mouth to fix the imperfections.

In some cases, we can straighten your smile with veneers. The thin porcelain shells are designed to perfectly fit over your teeth and can be designed to cover up any misalignment to give you a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Fill in gaps

As with misaligned teeth, you may have thought that braces were your only option to push your teeth together and close the gaps. But veneers can be made into any shape or length to fill in tooth gaps and overhaul your smile.

Veneer placement is considered a minimally invasive dental procedure, but it takes at least two visits to our office to get your permanent veneers bonded to your teeth. During the first visit, we prepare your teeth for the veneers and then take a mold of your mouth to create your veneers. At your next visit, we bond the veneers to the front of your teeth with a special dental cement and curing light, shaping them for comfort and aesthetics.

If you’re ready to revamp your smile with a veneers, call us today or request an appointment online.

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