Posted by Dr. Julie Boudreault On 14-03-2022
Teeth are so much more than a means of feeding. They help us speak, express ourselves, and smile. When damaged, crooked, or missing, it impacts oral health, nutrition, and self-esteem. Cosmetic dentistry removes these obstacles for a bright and beautiful smile.
Cosmetic dentistry comes in many forms, shapes and sizes. At Milltown Dental, one of our treatments to help you feel more confident with your smile is veneers. Here, we’ll talk about veneers and how to know whether cosmetic dentistry in Milton is right for you.
What are veneers?
Veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry in Milton, in which a layer of dental porcelain or composite material is placed over a tooth or many teeth. This process is used to hide imperfections and improve aesthetics. Veneers are easy to camouflage next to natural teeth and can be shaped and coloured to match the rest of your smile.
Veneers are applied to the fronts of your natural teeth using bonding. They are extremely thin. Like your natural teeth, veneers must be properly cared for. They can chip and become discoloured over time. When properly maintained, veneers have a long lifespan, lasting 10-12 years before needing to be updated or replaced.
There are many reasons you might choose veneers, including the following.
Fixing a Gap
Gaps between teeth are usually fixed with braces, but sometimes a gap is so minor it is quicker and cheaper to improve the space with veneers. Veneers can be designed as small or large as necessary to shape teeth to fit together properly. In this way, veneers can also help improve your bite, speech, and comfort while eating.
Gaps can be cosmetically annoying, but more importantly, they leave space for food to get stuck between teeth. Closing gaps in your teeth prevents early signs of oral aging and gives you a more even bite.
A major sign cosmetic dentistry in Milton could be of use to you is if you’re one to avoid photography. If you cringe when you hear, “Smile for the camera!” you’re not alone. Many people turn to veneers as a means of upgrading their smiles. Veneers cover a myriad of imperfections, creating a smooth, even, pearly white smile to be proud of.
Feel confident in the spotlight, and turn family photos into something worth celebrating rather than shying away from. At Milltown Dental, we believe smiling should be an enjoyable experience, and veneers help encourage natural-looking, beautiful smiles.
Fixing an Uneven Smile
Teeth don’t always grow in the way we’d like them to. That can leave an uneven smile, where some teeth are larger and others smaller than they should be. While crooked teeth aren’t always problematic for chewing and speaking, they can leave us self-conscious about our smiles.
Veneers cover uneven teeth by building up teeth to match others in your mouth. If your teeth are crooked in position and size, veneers can be used to create a more uniform smile by adjusting the angles of teeth until they line up.
Hiding Chipped Teeth
Whether you’ve tripped and bumped your tooth against something or taken a bite of something too hard. Chipped teeth can cause discomfort and embarrassment when smiling in public. Fortunately, a chipped tooth is an easy fix with cosmetic dentistry in Milton.
At Milltown Dental, we fix a cracked or chipped tooth using various methods. One method is a veneer cover. Veneers can be placed over singular teeth or multiples to refresh your smile, hide imperfections, and boost confidence.
Veneers are a great choice for chipped teeth because it provides a single solid surface rather than building up portions of the damaged tooth, which could chip away again later.
Fixing Advanced Discoloration
Teeth get discoloured for many reasons, including age, eating and drinking habits, and even genetics. Sometimes a tooth becomes discoloured because of an accident and nerve damage, causing the tooth to go gray.
While teeth whitening procedures have come a long way, only so many levels can be achieved in one sitting without damaging enamel. Veneers are an alternative to traditional teeth whitening methods, fixing extreme discoloration on one or more teeth.
How do I know if veneers are right?
Like any dental procedure, veneers aren’t right for everyone, but many people make great candidates. It’s important to be committed to the hygiene and care of veneers before undergoing the process. Brushing twice a day for 2-minutes per brush and flossing at least once every day are great ways to start. Veneers must be cared for to enhance appearance and longevity.
Healthy gums are another important factor for veneer wearers. The longevity and comfort of veneers depend on healthy gums and teeth. The enamel on your teeth should be in good shape if you want veneers.
Booking a Consultation for Veneers
Before deciding if veneers are the right path for your teeth, we recommend consulting with your dentist. At Milltown Dental, we serve families across Milton, Ontario, working closely with patients to develop customized treatment plans for various dental needs. Cosmetic dentistry in Milton is part of this customization.
No two mouths are exactly alike, which means even with veneers, your journey is unique. Booking a consultation to sit down and speak with your dentist about the possibility of veneers, your current oral health, and what your teeth will look like following the procedure goes a long way to ensure the outcome meets your expectations.
Contact Milltown Dental Today
Milltown Dental is passionate about our patients. We know how important your teeth are, and we want to give you the smile you deserve. For more information on veneers and cosmetic dentistry in Milton, we invite you to contact Milltown Dental at 1-813-318-3281.