5 Smile Flaws That Veneers Fix

Feb 01, 2023
 5 Smile Flaws That Veneers Fix
When you envy a celebrity’s winning smile, you likely envy their veneers. Veneers are a Hollywood cosmetic dentistry staple that you can adopt, too. Veneers permanently make your own smile stellar. Following are five flaws veneers can fix.

Your smile tells a lot about you. If you’re self-conscious and withhold your smile, your acquaintances and colleagues may mark you as being shy or even untrustworthy. If you want to be perceived as healthy, happy, and confident, a smile full of sparkling white, straight teeth goes a long way. 

At Hudgens Dental in Charleston, South Carolina, our expert dentist, Edward Hudgens, DDS, offers a full array of family and cosmetic dental services, including veneers. Dental veneers are a quick and dazzling solution for a wide range of smile flaws. Here are five flaws veneers can fix. 

1. Stained or discolored teeth

Years of morning coffee and evening wine leave marks on your teeth. These stubborn stains will recur as long as you maintain those habits.

Also, as you age, the natural enamel on the fronts of your teeth wears down, allowing the brown dentin housed inside your teeth to become visible, giving your teeth a yellowish hue. Finally, decay wreaks havoc on your teeth, and no amount of at-home care can remedy it once it takes hold.

Veneers transform stained, yellowing, damaged teeth into a row of pearly whites. We place thin, wafer-like porcelain or composite shells over the fronts of your teeth to give them a fresh, new window dressing. Best of all, veneers are stain-resistant, so they maintain their luster and whiteness without professional teeth whitening, despite your coffee or blueberry habit.

2. Chipped or cracked teeth

Our veneers do double duty by covering up imperfections like chips and cracks in your teeth. The veneers also strengthen your damaged teeth, making them less susceptible to further injury. 

Veneers hide the evidence if you’ve traumatized your teeth through sports, an accident, or bad habits such as chewing ice or pencils. 

3. Uneven teeth

Natural wear-and-tear can cause your teeth to be of different lengths or have curved surfaces. Or, your teeth may have erupted at different lengths so that the bottoms don’t line up evenly.

Veneers create more symmetry in your tooth line. Your teeth match in size, shape, and form an even, pleasing line at the cutting surface.

4. Gapped teeth

Gaps in your teeth can be covered by veneers. Closing the gaps also improves your oral health because it minimizes the surface area that can be easily accessed by bacteria.

5. Crooked teeth

Braces and alignment trays are the best way to realign crooked teeth, but veneers can cover up minor rotations or other alignment problems. The best way to know for sure whether we can correct the appearance of crooked or twisted teeth is to come in so we can take a look.

If you’re a good candidate for veneers, we prepare your teeth and take impressions for our lab so that they customize the veneers to the most flattering tooth color, shape, and size for your smile. Dental veneers will take your teeth to a new level but still look natural. 

Are you ready for an enviable smile? Contact our friendly team today by phone or online form to book a veneers consultation.