Do you have a few minor gaps in your smile? Are your teeth not aligned 100% perfectly?
You are not alone!
Few people are blessed with a perfectly straight, ice white smile, meaning that many patients are searching for ways to improve the appearance of their smiles.
While cosmetic dentistry is far from new as a concept, the techniques being used in everyday dental surgeries are offering patients far more options and have a far better long term outcome.
If you want to get rid of those minor gaps in your smile, without going overboard on cosmetic procedures, cosmetic porcelain veneers may be just what you are looking for!
Like a false nail, veneers cover the front of the tooth and are held in place with dental cement. Usually made from porcelain or composite, they are strong and unresponsive to hot or cold stimuli, so they will not warp or shrink in your mouth. Many dental surgeries in Sydney CBD offer veneers to their patients and once they are fitted, the difference in your smile will be striking!
But how can a thin, porcelain covering improve the appearance of your smile? Read on to find out!
If you have minor to moderate gaps in between your teeth, veneers may be preferable to braces to disguise the spacing.
Your dentist will assess the spacing between your teeth and design a set of custom fitted veneers to cover the surface of the tooth and reduce the appearance of the gap. If your teeth are slightly crooked, veneers can help correct this too.
Is one of your teeth noticeably higher in your mouth?
Not to worry! Veneers can also be adapted to lengthen your teeth, making that asymmetric smile look more symmetrical.
If over the years, your teeth have changed position due to tooth loss or orthodontic work, veneers can be shaped so the teeth on both sides of your mouth appear to be the same shape! How cool is that!
In a day whitening!
Are your teeth sensitive?
Veneers can also offer you a whiter smile, without the need to use unpleasant bleaches and oxidising agents on sensitive teeth. Discuss with your dentist how many shades lighter you would like your teeth to be prior to your veneers being created.
Once on, you can say goodbye to discolourations, stains and even sensitivity!
No more chips!
A minor chip in your smile can be charming, but if you would rather do away with such imperfections, veneers can help.
As mentioned previously, veneers can be fitted to lengthen or change the shape of your teeth, so your dentist will be more than happy to create a veneer that can hide that chip on your front tooth.
Better tooth ratio
A common complaint among many people is an uneven tooth to gum ratio when they smile.
If you have an overly gummy smile, having veneers fitted can help you show more teeth, without having to undertake gum reshaping surgery.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.