You want to make a change.
You want to change your smile.
But it’s not just one thing. You want your smile to look whiter and straighter, too. You want to repair the chips in your teeth and close the gaps between them.
You want dental veneers.
We will explain what veneers are and how they can help improve your smile below. But if you want to know if veneers are right for you, then you should schedule a consultation with one of our dentist in Lincroft, NJ.
What Are Dental Veneers?
In woodwork, veneers are thin pieces of wood that are attached to outside of something to change its appearance. The object itself may be made of metal or a different kind of wood than the one used for the veneer.
Dental veneers are similar. These veneers are custom-made for each patient. They are bonded to the front of someone’s teeth to give them a different smile.
You can get a single veneer to change the look of one tooth or you can get a series of veneers to transform your smile.
Another way to think about dental veneers is to compare them with fake fingernails. They don’t change the fingernails that you have, but they conceal them with something that looks nicer. The difference is that dental veneers can last for years or even decades with proper care and maintenance. (We have never heard of fake fingernails that last that long.)
What Dental Veneers Can Do?
Getting dental veneers is relatively simple. Veneers are designed to fit your teeth to give you the outward appearance of a Hollywood smile. (Coincidentally, many Hollywood actors have smiles have been created with veneers.)
Since veneers are made to conceal the parts of your smile, they are also quite versatile. They can and have been used to fix each of these issues:
- Teeth that are stained
- Teeth that are discolored for other reasons
- Teeth that are chipped or broken
- Teeth that are short or worn-down
- Teeth that are crooked
- Teeth that are too close together
- Teeth that have gaps between them
Veneers may not be able to fix every possible issue affecting your smile, but they can be used to fix a range of cosmetic and restorative issues. And veneers can fix more than one problem at the same time.
If you have gaps between your teeth and teeth that are chipped, veneers can close those gaps and restore your teeth to their full shape and size. If you have stained teeth that are crooked, veneers can give you a bright, white smile with teeth that look as straight as you would like them to be.
Veneers are durable enough to function like natural teeth, and since they are more stain-resistant than real teeth, they can help you maintain for your white smile for a long time.
Which Veneers Are Right For You
Deciding to get veneers is only part of your decision, however. You also need to decide which kind of dental veneers are right for you.
At our dentist office in Lincroft, NJ, we offer both composite and porcelain veneers.
Composite veneers can be placed with less prep work for your teeth. In many cases, you can get composite veneers in a single trip to our office.
Porcelain veneers require a little more work to prepare your teeth and to create. You should expect to make more than one visit to get porcelain veneers. On the other hand, these are stronger and more durable than composite veneers.
To learn more about whether veneers or another of our services can give you the smile of your dreams, talk to either of our dentists at Newman Springs Dental Care. To request your consultation, call 732-352-3903 or contact us online today!