You want to change your smile. Your teeth are not as white as you would like anymore. Your teeth aren’t crooked, but they aren’t exactly perfectly straight either. Some of your teeth are showing signs of wear and tear, too.
What can you do?
You can start by setting up an appointment at First Dental Associates if you live in or near Reading, MA. Our dentist can discuss what dental veneers could do for you and your smile.
In the world of cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers are one of the most versatile options we can offer our patients. They are simple and they work. In many cases, you could have a new smile in a matter of weeks with dental veneers.
The Shortened History Of Dental Veneers
It started with a movie. In the late 1920s, dentist Charles Pincus was asked to create something to change the appearance of an actor’s teeth in a single scene.
That gave Dr. Pincus an idea to create something similar for his patients that would improve the appearance of their smiles.
His initial attempts provide to were far from permanent in part because of the materials and the adhesives available at that time.
Other people built on Dr. Pincus’s initial efforts. Over time, better adhesives made dental veneers more viable as a long-term cosmetic option.
The materials used to make dental veneers have improved as well. Today’s veneers are more durable and more lifelike than they have ever been.
If you get a set of dental veneers, they will look like your natural teeth, only better. To learn more, keep reading or call 781-435-7290 to schedule a consultation with our dentist in Reading, MA.
How Dental Veneers Work
To understand dental veneers, let’s compare the to fake fingernails.
When someone gets false fingernails, they are bonded over their real fingernails. The purpose is to give your fingernails a nicer appearance by hiding flaws in your natural nails. The fake fingernails conceal those flaws.
Anyone who has gotten fake fingernails understands that they are, at best, a temporary solution. Now imagine if you could get fake fingernails that could last for decades.
In a sense, that’s what dental veneers are for your teeth.
Each set of dental veneers is custom made to fit a particular patient’s teeth. When the veneers are put in place, they can completely transform the appearance of your smile. With proper care, they can last for decades at a time.
Here are some of the flaws you can conceal with dental veneers:
◼︎ Discolored teeth
As people get older, it’s normal for their teeth to become darker or yellower. This is a part of all the coffee, soft drinks, and tea that we drink. It’s also affected by the thousands of meals and snacks that we eat over the course of our lives.
At the same time, illnesses and the medications we take for them can affect the color of our teeth. Accidents and injuries can lead to discoloration at well.
Dental veneers can be used to give you a whiter, brighter smile once again.
◼︎ Chipped and worn-down teeth
Speaking of accidents, getting hit in the mouth or biting into something hard can both cause chips in one or more of your teeth. At the same time, wear and tear can affect our teeth, too, since we do use them on a daily basis to eat, and something to do things we shouldn’t (like opening packages or biting our nails).
Veneers can be used to restore the size and shape of your teeth as well.
◼︎ Alignment and spacing issues
If your teeth are a little crooked, have gaps between them, or look crowded together, veneers can help with that, too. When your dental veneers are bonded to your teeth, you could have the straight, evenly-spaced smile you’ve dreamed of having.
How To Get Your Dental Veneers
The first step is talking to our dentist, Dr. Sadeghi, at our office in Reading, MA. She can discuss your goals with you, examine your smile, and let you know if dental veneers or another kind of cosmetic dentistry is right for you.
If veneers seem too permanent, there is another option that can give you similar results. Snap-On Smile is like a set of veneers take can be placed on your teeth or removed as you see fit.
You could use Snap-On Smile as a “test drive” to decide if you want to get dental veneers, or it may just the solution for you.
To learn more about veneers or our other cosmetic services, just call 781-435-7290 or fill out our online form to make your appointment.