Many Phoenix area patients feel that their smile is their greatest asset. When meeting new people their smile shows their personality and puts others at ease. When coming home from a long day of work their smile greets their family. And, their smile is used to laugh at jokes, provide comfort, and make connections when spending time with their friends. It’s no surprise, then, that patients who are worried or self-conscious about their smile find themselves hiding their mouth behind a hand, or worse, not smiling as often as they’d like.
To help patients achieve the smile they want without undergoing multiple treatments to fix several imperfections, Phoenix-area dentist, Dr. Sameet Koppikar
, often turns to dental veneers
. This treatment bonds very thin strips of porcelain to the front of the patient’s original teeth to mask flaws. The treatment is safe and offers an attractive, strong and durable solution to many cosmetic dental problems, including:
Dental Veneers Help Patients with
- Discoloration: When all of a patient’s teeth are yellowed, stained, or discolored, many patients turn to whitening toothpastes or professional whitening treatments. However, if the staining is caused by genetics or medications, whitening treatments may not work. Additionally if only one tooth is affected, full mouth whitening may not be necessary. In these cases, dental veneers can hide the discolored tooth, or teeth, behind durable, and stain-resistant porcelain.
- Misalignment: Misalignment is common for dental patients. However, many people do not want to undergo months or even years of orthodontic treatment to achieve a perfectly aligned smile. Dental veneers in this case, can be used to fix minor misalignment in one easy treatment.
- Chips or cracks: Chipped and cracked teeth are not just damaging to the appearance of a person’s smile, they can also cause trouble to the health of the mouth. Damaged teeth do not provide the support and function that strong and intact teeth provide. Dental veneers can not only hide the flaws, but can provide the support that a patient needs. And ensuring that the tooth stays intact and that the patient can keep eating his or her favorite food items.
Dental veneers are an effective treatment for patients who want to improve the look of their smile in an easy and cost-effective treatment. Not only can veneers be used for any of the reasons listed above, and more, but they can be used when the patient has several imperfections such as misalignment and discoloration. This allows patients to address several issues in one procedure. With only two appointments necessary the patient can have a brand new, and happier, smile in just a few weeks.
For more information about dental veneers call the Biltmore Dental Center today.