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Dental Veneers Can Correct These Dental Problems

Dental veneers can provide a dramatic solution when chips, stains, misalignments, discoloration, or other issues make you feel embarrassed and self-conscious about your mouth. With only a few office visits, dental veneers can deliver an improved smile and the confidence that comes with looking your best. 

A dental veneer is a thin shell of porcelain or ceramic material that covers the front side of a tooth. This oral appliance delivers impressive results, because it’s manufactured from tooth-colored materials to resemble the shape and color of your natural teeth. A dental veneer can change the color, size, or shape of a tooth. 

You can achieve the results you desire by working with an experienced dental professional. Dental veneer specialist Trent W. Smallwood, DDS, of the Centre for Contemporary Dental Concepts in Tempe, Arizona, uses dental veneers to transform teeth into perfect natural-looking smiles. Dr. Smallwood uses state-of-the-art equipment and materials to ensure that your dental veneers look and feel just like your natural teeth.

You’re not alone if you’re dissatisfied with your smile. More than 33% of Americans report being unhappy with the appearance of their teeth. Keep reading to learn about the wide range of dental problems that Dr. Smallwood can improve with veneers.

Stained or discolored teeth

While darkened and dingy looking teeth are often associated with improper dental hygiene and aging, the truth is that stains and discoloration can result from many causes. 

Tooth discoloration can be associated with excessive fluoride use, root canals, and medical therapies, such as radiation and chemotherapy. Stains can also occur as the result of consuming dark foods and drinks or taking certain drugs, such as doxycycline or tetracycline. For some people, stained or discolored teeth are simply an unfortunate result of genetics.

Dental veneers, which cover the exteriors of teeth, can hide stains or discoloration to give you a great smile. To achieve a more dramatic improvement, you can choose your dental veneers a shade lighter than your natural teeth and then have your natural teeth whitened to match.

Chipped or worn teeth

Poor dental hygiene, teeth grinding, and years of use can make your teeth more vulnerable to damage from breaks or chips. Physical damage to your teeth can also result from a fall, sports injury, auto accident, or even biting a hard piece of food. 

Dental veneers can hide these types of physical imperfections by adding a flawless cover to the affected teeth. Since dental veneers are customized to your needs, they can also be used to add length to teeth that have been significantly worn down.

Uneven or irregularly shaped teeth

If one or more of your teeth have an unusual or uneven shape, you can use dental veneers to make those teeth match the rest of your smile. Dental veneers can also correct size imperfections, ridges, bulges, and holes. 

Crooked or gapped teeth

Dental veneers can provide a solution for crooked or gapped teeth without having to spend the time and cost required for braces or aligners. Since they only improve the appearance of your teeth, dental veneers provide the best results for crooked teeth when there is a minor bite misalignment that doesn’t cause a physical dysfunction.

Since customized dental veneers are made to your specific needs, they can be designed to cover any size gap or space between teeth. Dr. Smallwood can position your dental veneers so they give the impression of straight teeth. They can also fill in annoying gaps to create a full mouth of flawless teeth. 

Disappearing tooth enamel

It’s common to experience a loss of tooth enamel with age. This protective outer coating can also be damaged by foods and beverages that are high in sugar or acid. With lost enamel, you may experience heightened sensitivity to hot or cold foods and a higher risk of tooth damage from chips or breaks. 

Dental veneers cover the exterior of your tooth and act as a protective shield, preventing additional enamel loss from deterioration and wear. The coverage also hides the flaws caused by enamel loss, so your damaged teeth can look healthy and normal.

Dental veneers can help you enjoy the smile you want without orthodontics or dental surgery. Find out if they can correct your dental problems by booking an appointment online or over the phone with the Centre for Contemporary Dental Concepts today.

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