As we get older, our teeth start to show our age. Years of use can cause cracks, gaps, chips, and discoloration, making us feel self-conscious. When this happens maybe we don’t smile as freely as we should. You may glance at your smile and be overwhelmed by all the different issues you see. Maybe you’re dreading the amount of dental procedures that you’ll undergo to have the smile you want. If so, dental veneers could be an option to correct these problems in just a few office visits with just one procedure instead of multiple.
What Can Veneers Do For Me?
With porcelain dental veneers, Cohoes NY dentist Dr. Frederick Marra of Capital Region Complete Dental Care and Implants can improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can remove spaces between your teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth or whiten stained teeth. Maybe you have chipped a tooth or two or your teeth are showing signs of wear? Porcelain veneers can safeguard them from further damage while also restoring their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural.
Eating foods with dyes or foods that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can erode enamel, resulting in tooth sensitivity or discoloration. Digestion starts in the mouth, and every food we eat affects our teeth, some things more than others. While some patients may consider having teeth whitening, but if you have multiple concerns that need to be addressed, dental veneers may be a better option for you.
For resolving minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers could be a quicker and more affordable option than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are custom-made for each patient’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Dr. Marra can design yours to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.
How Do Veneers Work?
The veneers are installed by Dr. Marra after he removes the outermost layer of enamel. Then they are simply placed onto the teeth. This is unlike a dental crown, where the teeth are removed or altered. With dental veneers the teeth in your smile will still be your own, simply covered with an attractive protective layer. The end result is an enhanced version of your smile!
There are a few situations where porcelain veneers may not be the best option for the patient at this time. For example, patients who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may want to consult with Dr. Marra about addressing this issue before veneers are installed. People with very sensitive teeth also may not want to undergo the procedure until this problem is addressed. Fortunately, once these issues are controlled, most patients are able to benefit from veneers or are able to consider other cosmetic options provided by Dr. Marra.
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Marra and our dental care team at Capital Region Complete Dental Care and Implants. Call (518) 650-1930 or schedule a complimentary consultation online today.