Veneers Are the Most Cost-Effective Way to a More Beautiful Smile
You may be too embarrassed by your imperfect teeth to flash a full and friendly smile. It could be due to crooked teeth, some that are misshapen or not the same size as their neighbors, others that are cracked or chipped, or there are gaps between them.
You might also have found that over-the-counter whitening agents can’t remove the discoloration that usually comes with drinking coffee, tea, red wine, colas, blueberries, and other beverages and foods. Some medications and mouthwashes can also cause this, as well as smoking.
The good news is that veneers can be the solution that will create a new smile that looks so natural it will appear that you always had it. This will give you new confidence for your career and personal life.
Some dental practices use inferior materials for their veneers to lower the price, but dental porcelain can last 10 years or more with proper care and is the best option for the budget-conscious who consider the long-term value.
First, you will need a dental exam and digital x-ray (which involves minimal radiation) to be sure your mouth is healthy enough to start the process of putting veneers on the front of the troubled teeth. This may require treating periodontal infection first. You may also need a professional whitening so that the translucent porcelain does not reveal the dark color of your teeth.
Veneers resists stains from foods and beverages that affect natural teeth, but you will want to continue to brush for two minutes after breakfast and dinner and floss before bedtime to keep your oral health at its peak. Once your veneers are placed, you should end bad habits that could dislodge them, including nail-biting, chewing on pens and pencils, opening bottles with teeth, chewing on ice, and pulling off clothing or opening bags with your teeth.
Veneers can be the first step in a dental cosmetic makeover, which can improve your life in many ways, so make an appointment today for an exam and to discuss your options.
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