Veneers are thin, custom-made casings that are placed over the surface of your natural teeth to improve their look and functionality. They can be made from either resin composite or porcelain. Porcelain veneers are especially popular because they are resilient and can realistically create the look of natural teeth. Here are the four major ways that veneers can improve the look of your smile.
- Improve the Colour of your Teeth: Not only can veneers give you a brighter smile overall, but they are also a great way of camouflaging any discoloration or inconsistencies in the colour of your teeth. There are various kinds and causes of discoloration in teeth including: general stains, excessive fluoride, stains caused by tetracycline, root canal treatments, resin fillings or discoloration caused by injury. Since veneers cover the surface of the teeth, they mask all these imperfections creating a consistent and flawless effect.
- Hide the Appearance of Chips and Fractures: Veneers are not only great for disguising imperfections with colour, but they can also conceal teeth that have been chipped or fractured. This is especially common for professional athletes in high-contact sports like boxing or hockey. Veneers are a great option when repairing a broken tooth because they not only mask the imperfection to make it more aesthetically pleasing, but veneers can also improve its functionality without needing to replace the entire tooth.
- Straighten up your Smile: In some cases, veneers can be used as an alternative to braces in creating a straighter more even smile. Veneers are a great way to fill in small gaps between teeth and can even be used to correct a tooth’s position if it is slightly out of line. They can also be used to correct irregularly shaped teeth that may contain bulges or craters.
- Create a Custom Smile through Shape and Size: There are a multitude of possibilities when it comes to veneers because they are highly customizable. Discussing options with your dental professional can help you determine what size and style would work best for your teeth. People with small or worn down teeth may be able to enlarge the look for their teeth with veneers if space permits. It is also possible to customize the shape of your veneers by making them appear rounder and softer or sharp and squared to achieve a look that is complimentary to your face and preference.
To determine if you are a suitable candidate for veneers or how best veneers can improve your smile, please contact us at (416) 927-9085.