Dental veneers may be among those things that you have heard about, but were unsure of exactly what their purpose is or how they work. They are covers that are made especially for the front surfaces of the teeth in order to improve appearance. If you have teeth that are stained or have become discolored for other reasons, you might want to ask our cosmetic dentist to explain the benefits of dental veneers in more detail. He can tell you what you could expect in your situation.
You may hear people referring to these objects as porcelain veneers from time to time. They are made from a very thin material that is fabricated to match the size and shape of your tooth. Individuals who do not feel that their teeth are as shiny as they should be often find dental veneers to be their answer.
The natural enamel of the teeth is translucent. This means the light shines through the enamel onto the white surface behind. It then bounces off this surface and reflects back through the enamel. This is what gives your smile its sparkle. If your teeth are no longer sparkling as they should and you cannot regain that sparkle by whitening or cleanings of the teeth, you might consider dental veneers.
The material from which today’s veneers are constructed is made to resemble the natural enamel as far as translucence is concerned. Light will bounce off in virtually the same manner it does for natural teeth. If your natural teeth vary in color and the way they reflect the light, veneers may be what you need to have consistency.
You may be able to benefit from dental veneers if you have had a root canal that has left the tooth lacking its natural color. Certain medications can also cause staining to the teeth. This discoloration can be taken care of with veneers.
Teeth that are worn down, have been chipped or broken may also have much of their natural appearance restored with the application of dental veneers. Likewise, if you have one or more teeth that are irregularly shaped, you can benefit from veneers. At times, dental veneers can also be used to close small gaps between the teeth.
During a consultation at the office of Samuel F. Jirik, DDS in Cabot, our team can give you a much better idea of what you can expect with dental veneers. We are happy to serve clients in the Little Rock, AR and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!