Why Dental Veneers Are the Most Versatile Treatment for Fixing Smile Flaws

When it comes to fixing your smile, our team at The Dental Studio in Summit and Westfield, New Jersey, offers many techniques and services that can help. From whitening procedures to brighten a dull smile to implants to correct a gap, our dentists -- Drs. Daniel Butensky, Richard Procopio, and David Dersh -- specialize in helping make your dream smile a reality.

Over years of practice, we’ve noticed many patients with smile imperfections are less-than-satisfied because they have more than one cosmetic flaw, like teeth worn from grinding and discoloration from medication. That’s why one of our favorite procedures for fixing smile flaws is versatile dental veneers.

Before we get into what makes dental veneers so versatile for creating the smile of your dreams, here’s a little info on the veneers themselves.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are extremely thin, custom-made shells designed to conceal and cover the front surface of teeth. Each veneer is custom fit by one of our experienced cosmetic dentists at The Dental Studio. The result is veneers that bond to your individual teeth with a seamless fit and a bright, even, natural-looking smile you’ll want to show off.

Veneers are made from either porcelain or resin composite materials. Porcelain offers better stain resistance and more closely matches the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Resin composite veneers require less prep work and less alteration to your natural teeth, but don’t offer as much protection against stains.

The choice of material varies based on each unique situation. Our team evaluates your unique case and reviews all of your options, enabling you to choose the best veneer for your dream smile.

The versatility of veneers

Veneers are so versatile because they can address multiple cosmetic imperfections and problems. And since most of us have more than one issue we’d like to address, veneers offer a cost-effective option for making over your smile in more ways than one.

Here are the many ways dental veneers can fix a flawed smile:

Conceal minor surface damage

It’s easy to get a small chip or crack in a tooth by biting into something hard or after an encounter with a hard object. Veneers offer a way to conceal these flaws by covering the tooth in a thin layer of porcelain or resin composite.

Close spaces between teeth

Even if you had braces as a child, you might have small gaps and spaces. That’s because your teeth move over time, creating unsightly gaps and spaces. Veneers offer a longer-lasting alternative to bonding for closing gaps between front teeth.

Cover up flaws

While whitening procedures can brighten some smiles, other stains — especially those penetrating deeper layers of the teeth — don’t respond to treatment. Veneers create an instantly whiter and brighter smile. In addition, veneers cover up other dental flaws, like uneven surfaces or edges, crooked or misaligned teeth, and crowns or bridge work.

Create uniformity

Our teeth don’t always look uniform. Some may be too long or too small. Others may not match the color or shape of surrounding teeth. And many people who grind their teeth at night find that, over time, some of their teeth are shorter or smaller than the rest. Our team at the Dental Studios can give you a balanced, uniform smile with veneers.

Find out if veneers are for you

Dental veneers are a conservative approach to improving the look of your smile without the extensive reshaping of your natural teeth required by crowns or invasive procedures necessitated by implants. Not everyone is a candidate, however. For example, patients with active gum disease, weakened teeth, or inadequate enamel may need to explore other options.

At the Dental Studios, our experienced team evaluates your dental history and any current conditions and works with you to determine the best techniques and services to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

Interested in learning if dental veneers are right for you? For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call one of our offices, or book your appointment online.

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