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When Are Veneers My Best Option?

When Are Veneers My Best Option?

Gapped teeth. Wear-and-tear. A gummy smile. Stains and discoloration. Whatever you see when you look in the mirror, you know how these cosmetic imperfections can erode your confidence.

Instead of hiding your smile, it’s time to learn more about dental veneers. Made of thin porcelain or resin, veneers cover cosmetic imperfections to give you a show-stopping smile — without the need for more invasive dental treatments.

At Morita Dental, we love helping people love their smiles again. Kohei Morita, DDS, and our team specialize in dental veneers. They’re a flexible cosmetic solution for a variety of issues, and veneers could be a great cosmetic option for you if you’re bothered by the look of:

Chips or cracks

Tooth enamel is among the strongest substances in the body. Your teeth are naturally durable, but biting down on something hard or suffering an oral injury can still leave you with chipped or cracked enamel.

Small chips and cracks that don’t cause pain may not need advanced dental restoration, but they can still mar your smile. Dental veneers can seal cracks, add strength, and cover those imperfections.

Discolored enamel

The foods and drinks you consume can stain your tooth enamel over the years. Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic procedure that can remove those stains, but it’s a temporary treatment, and stains will return over time.

Dental veneers could be a great option for you if you want a permanent solution for whiter teeth. Porcelain veneers in particular are naturally stain-resistant, so that means you can choose how white you want your smile — and it will stay that way for many years to come. 

A gummy smile

A “gummy smile” is one that reveals an excessive amount of gum tissue and makes teeth look short. Gummy smiles typically don’t cause functional issues, but they can be embarrassing for the people who have them.

Veneers can add length to your teeth and balance out the look of your smile, making a gummy smile a thing of the past.

Misshapen teeth

An irregular tooth that doesn’t match the teeth around it can draw attention you’d rather not have. If you have one misshapen or unusual tooth, you may not need more advanced dental treatment to fix it.

Dental veneers can cover an irregular tooth to make your smile look more even. Plus, veneers can improve the look of worn-down teeth from habits from teeth grinding and jaw clenching.

Minor misalignments

There’s no substitute for orthodontic treatment if you have significant tooth or bite misalignments. But if you only have small gaps, overcrowded teeth, or other minor misalignments, you might be wondering if those issues can be fixed with a cosmetic procedure.

Dental veneers can cover minor misalignments and fill in those bothersome little gaps. That means if you don’t have major orthodontic concerns, veneers could be a solution to perfect the look of your smile.

Veneers are 100% customizable, so they’re a great option for adults of all ages who are unhappy with something about their smile. If you’re curious about veneers, schedule an appointment with Dr. Morita.

We offer comprehensive veneer consultations, where we examine your mouth and discuss your cosmetic goals. If veneers are right for you, we work with you to select the right size, shape, and color veneers for your smile.

Dental veneers can transform the look of your smile, without the need for long-term dental treatment. Find out if they’re a good option for you at Morita Dental. Contact us online, or call our Cupertino, California, office at 408-775-7770 to get started.

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