By Dr. Frank Maratta, DMD
March 14, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
A nice smile, white teeth, youth and wellness are part of the recipe for an overall esthetic appearance. But what happens when your teeth don’t match up with your expectations? It’s simple; when your teeth need an extra boost in the esthetics department, veneers are available to take your smile to a whole new level.
Dental veneers are used to correct a wide variety of cosmetic defects such as discolored or crooked teeth, as well as gaps in your smile. With advancements in cosmetic dentistry, veneers look even more natural than ever before. As an excellent alternative to crowns, veneers provide a more conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color, size or shape without significantly altering your original tooth.
Explore the Esthetic Benefits of Veneers
Not only are veneers natural looking, but they can also serve as protection for the surface of your damaged teeth. There are some cases in which using a veneer to cover up damage may replace the need for a dental crown, which helps to eliminate the need for a more invasive procedure for tooth preparation.
Little to no tooth reshaping may be required with veneers because they are so thin and transparent. Once veneers are bonded into place, they are relatively strong and durable. As with any dental procedure, it is important to take proper care of your teeth as to not abuse the veneers because the thin porcelain shells can break.
Dental veneers are not for everyone, but with a proper consultation with our New Haven, CT dentist, Dr. Maratta, you can reach the best solution for your damaged teeth for improved esthetics. If you have discolored, crooked or gaps in your teeth, veneers may be an appropriate solution to cover up your problem areas.