Tiny problems with your teeth can show up as glaring issues when you smile. This is because your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. If you have spent years hiding your smile because of imperfect teeth, you can experience relief with dental veneers in Little Rock. Veneers cover up your imperfections and do not require constant expensive whitening treatments or braces.
Dental veneers were first used nearly 100 years ago by old Hollywood. When moving pictures took off, actors wanted to look as good as possible on the big screen. Therefore, they wore special covers over their teeth to cover up imperfections and to make the teeth appear whiter. Whereas those veneers were temporary and could be removed as soon as the scene was shot, today’s veneers are permanently attached to your teeth and are comfortable and easy to wear.
By the 1980s, dentists had discovered how to use safe bonding agents to attach porcelain veneers to the teeth. These veneers are placed on the fronts of the teeth to cover imperfections. You keep your own teeth and may only need to have a light layer of enamel etched away from the front of each tooth to allow the veneers to fit well. Now you too can have a beautiful smile with symmetrical, straight, white teeth.
Our patients in Little Rock choose dental veneers for a variety of reasons. For example, we often use them to cover tiny imperfections in the teeth, such as chips and cracks that do not require further treatment. Patients who have yellowing teeth can also choose veneers to create instantly whiter teeth. In fact, high-quality veneers actually resist stains better than your own teeth do. Finally, dental veneers can be used to mask minor misalignments and gaps between your teeth.
Most dental veneers are made from porcelain. Porcelain is well-loved because it is so sturdy and has similar tones to your natural tooth enamel. Plus, some of these devices can last up to 15 to 20 years if cared for well.
If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in the Little Rock area who provides dental veneers, look no further. Make an appointment at the office of Samuel F. Jirik, DDS in Cabot. Contact us today to book a consultation and learn more!