Living with a smile you don’t love can take a toll on your confidence. And if you’re so self-conscious that you refuse to smile altogether, it can also affect the way others perceive you. That’s no way to go through life, especially when cosmetic dentistry offers so many great options for helping you love your smile again.
A dental veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that’s designed to create a new, more attractive tooth surface. Since dental porcelain is translucent, it mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel to blend beautifully with your smile. Because it conceals the natural tooth beneath it, a veneer can be used to hide numerous cosmetic dental flaws by altering the tooth’s appearance.
Veneers are not new; they were invented in the late 1920s by a California dentist to temporarily change the appearance of actors’ teeth. Nearly 100 years later, porcelain veneers are widely used and look more natural than ever.
3 Problems Veneers Address
So we know that a veneer conceals a tooth, but how are they used in practice? There are many ways we can use veneers, but here are three of the most common problems that veneers address:
- Size and shape discrepancies – Have a tooth that’s too small or shaped differently than the others? Veneers are the perfect option to create a new shape and hide the existing tooth so your smile is balanced and symmetrical.
- Slight tooth misalignment – Mild tooth misalignment can detract from an otherwise healthy smile, but a couple of veneers strategically placed can give you the straighter looking smile you’ve always wanted.
- Uneven gaps and spacing – Another esthetic problem that can throw off the harmony of your smile is spaces and gaps between your teeth. Since veneers hide what’s beneath them, they can restore symmetry to your smile.
Please Call Us to Arrange a Consultation
If you’re considering dental veneers in Hershey, PA, please call the office of Wes Davis DDS to arrange a consultation. We will meet with you to talk about your concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan that will have you loving your smile!