Veneers are celebrities’ secret smile superpowers. If you’ve ever wondered why so many actors, actresses, and other well-known personalities have smiles that dazzle the world, now you know.
Veneers are porcelain or composite shells that cover the front of your teeth, slightly overlapping to help adherence. Veneers aren’t a temporary fix. They’re permanently adhered to your teeth with a special cement.
Your dentist must modify your teeth by etching the surfaces in order for the veneers to adhere correctly. That’s why, once you get veneers, you have them for life. If one falls off or is damaged, you must replace it with a new veneer.
Why are veneers so popular with celebrities and others in the public eye? The answer is that veneers address a number of both aesthetic and functional problems.
Addie Chang, DMD, a caring family dentist with expertise in cosmetic dentistry, also recommends veneers for many of the women and men who come to our practice. Veneers can completely transform your smile while keeping your natural teeth in place.
What benefits can you expect from veneers?
The main aesthetic benefit of veneers is that they completely transform your smile. You may not even need other cosmetic treatments like teeth straightening if you opt for veneers.
You can use veneers to correct a variety of aesthetic issues, including:
We create a uniform smile with teeth that are even and colored to flatter your complexion.
If you find yourself trying to whiten your teeth month after month, you risk overbleaching and damaging your teeth. Veneers give your teeth a pearly, white luster that’s completely stain-free.
You don’t have to worry about future stains, either. The enamel surface of veneers is stain-resistant. Simply brush and floss at least twice daily and see your dentist twice yearly to maintain your oral health. Teeth whitening can be a thing of your past.
If you have a gummy smile, you may feel self-conscious about how you look when you smile. As a result, you may cover your mouth when you smile or avoid smiling fully.
Previously, you might have had to undergo gum surgery to reveal more of your natural teeth and resolve your gummy smile, a process called crown lengthening. With veneers, we simply fit the veneers so that they extend higher onto your gums; no cutting is necessary.
If your teeth are chipped or cracked, or if your enamel has weakened over time, your teeth are at risk for breakage. Veneers add an extra layer of strength, making your teeth less likely to suffer damage.
In addition, veneers create an adherent surface that stabilizes whatever cracks or chips you do have. The veneers also prevent bacteria from infiltrating those cracks and chips, which keeps your teeth free of infections and cavities.
Whether you grind your teeth at night (i.e., bruxism) or the edges of your teeth have worn away for other reasons, veneers give you that cutting edge again. Veneers also create a more even biting surface, which improves the distribution of pressure in your jaw when you bite.