Do you have a less-than-perfect smile? Certain “defects” can be endearing to some, but if they’re causing you discomfort in social situations when you smile and talk, you should know that there’s probably a way to fix them.
Dr. Sabrina E. Mickel, our expert, has years of experience working with patients who want to achieve a pearly white, Hollywood-like smile. For many small defects, she uses veneers. Below, we asked her to explain what sort of smile flaws you can expect to fix with the help of veneers.
Do you enjoy your morning coffee yet struggle to maintain the whiteness of your teeth?
Not only can you use veneers to cover up stained teeth, but you can now use them to ditch dental whitening appointments, as porcelain veneers are more stain-resistant than natural teeth.
With the help of veneers, you can cover up small chips and minor breakage. Veneers can also function as a barrier between the damaged tooth and external forces, preserving the health of the tooth for longer.
Significant misalignments do require braces, but if you have just a few crooked teeth, you don’t need to spend months with bulky braces in your mouth to have them looking straight. Veneers can cover them up and enable you to have the look of straight teeth without the pains of orthodontic treatments.
Are your teeth looking worn out? Do you grind your teeth at night? Veneers can also add some length to shorter and worn-out teeth.
Previous dental work can leave you with fillings that over time no longer match the shade of your natural teeth. Or perhaps you’ve had a root canal and your tooth looks greyish.
Veneers can cover these little flaws, leaving you with a perfect smile.
Dr. Mickel files down a thin layer of your tooth to make room for the veneer so it looks natural and not bulky. She then bonds the veneer to the real tooth. Depending on your preferences, she can customize the veneer to have a certain shape, length, and shade of white.
If you’re looking for ways to improve the aesthetics of your smile, contact us to schedule an appointment at our office in Beachwood, Ohio. Upon consultation, Dr. Mickel will share all the possible solutions depending on your needs.