5 Ways Veneers Can Transform Your Smile

5 Ways Veneers Can Transform Your Smile

More than a third of Americans say they’re unhappy with the way their teeth look, but most don’t realize that with veneers, the smile of their dreams is closer than they think. 

Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or ceramic material that cover the visible portions of your teeth. The result? They quickly cover up those imperfections that are keeping you from smiling. 

Bonus: Veneers are customized to match the shade of your natural teeth, are stain-resistant, and can be created and applied in a few weeks.

Ali Khosrovani, DDS, our experienced general and cosmetic dentist at A Briter Smile Dental Group, has been using veneers to transform imperfect teeth into confidence-boosting smiles for years — and yours could be next. 

Here’s a closer look at a few of the most common smile flaws dental veneers can correct.

Gaps and spaces

Is a gap (or two or three) putting a damper on your smile? Those pesky spaces can affect your appearance as well as your ability to bite and chew normally, but you don’t necessarily need to rush to the orthodontist.

Since dental veneers are customized to your exact needs, Dr. Khosrovani can design them to cover spaces and gaps to create the look and feel of a flawless smile. 

Stains and discoloration

Another common problem our patients ask us to fix has to do with the color of their teeth.

A pearly white and sparkling smile always makes a great first impression, but unfortunately, tooth discoloration can occur even if you keep up a dental hygiene routine. Stains can stem from a variety of factors, including:

The gradual effects of aging can also wear away tooth enamel and allow the dark dentin inside to show through.

Dental veneers cover the exterior of your teeth, so they can give you a brighter smile — even if you have discoloration that doesn’t respond to professional whitening. 

Chips, cracks, and weakened teeth

Tooth damage sounds like a major problem, but it’s actually more common than you might think. Chips, cracks, and the like can occur from teeth grinding, years of use, and poor dental hygiene to falls, sports injuries, and auto accidents. Even biting a hard piece of food or candy can weaken your teeth.

But veneers efficiently cover cracks, chips, and uneven wear with a flawless, bonded shell, improving the appearance of your tooth and reinforcing it at the same time.

Imperfect, uneven, or unusually shaped teeth 

If you have one or more teeth that don’t look like the others, veneers may be the best way to even out your smile. 

Several things can lead to uneven smiles. Sometimes teeth wear down at different rates, and the result can make some teeth smaller than others. Additionally, some believe that genetics can lead to the development of unusual or uneven teeth.

No matter what’s behind your uneven smile, veneers can reshape and resize your awkward teeth, giving you a smile you can be confident in.

Minor alignment issues

Do you have some teeth that simply won’t fall in line? Veneers may be able to help.

If your teeth are slightly crooked or out of alignment, you could correct their appearance without the time, commitment, and expense of traditional braces. 

Dr. Khosrovani can address minor alignment issues by strategically positioning veneers over your crooked teeth to make them appear straight. This approach gives the impression of straight teeth without the need for braces or aligners. 

But since dental veneers don’t correct the positioning of your teeth, they provide the best results if you have minor alignment issues that don't interfere with function. 

If your alignment problems require a more aggressive approach, we offer ClearCorrect® aligners and Invisalign®

Are you ready to take the first step toward the smile of your dreams? We’d love to talk with you. Call or click to request an appointment today at our office in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

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