You may have never had the smile you desire, or perhaps changes have to lessen the luster of your pearly whites. Either way, dental veneers can work magic.
Samuel Sigmon, DDS of Full Circle Dental Care in Del City, Oklahoma, has helped countless patients smile again, thanks to dental veneers.
This versatile dental treatment conceals imperfections by attaching thin porcelain or resin composite shells to the visible portion of your tooth, called the crown. Veneers can be applied to a single tooth or several teeth.
They deliver a comfortable fit and natural look because they’re custom-made to match the contour and color of your natural teeth. Veneers require removing a tiny amount of tooth enamel so that the veneer lies flush with your neighboring teeth. Following this step, the veneer is bonded and polished to perfection.
Among the most common flaws, Dr. Sigmon’s patients use veneers to correct include:
1. Staining or discoloration
One of the quickest ways to enhance your smile is teeth whitening. However, this technique can’t correct all types of discoloration. If you have a stain on the inside of your tooth due to a root canal, for example, only a veneer can conceal it by quickly covering it up.
Plagued by unflattering gaps in your teeth? You don’t have to endure years of orthodontics work to correct them. Veneers can hide unwanted spaces in your mouth in just one or two office visits.
3. Cracks and chips
A chip, break, or crack isn’t only unattractive, it can also render your teeth vulnerable to decay. And when it’s one of your front teeth, it can sabotage your entire smile. Veneers not only restore your tooth’s appearance but also add protection.
4. Uneven, misaligned, or irregularly shaped teeth
A veneer can easily correct the imperfection, whether your tooth is too small or oddly shaped.
5. Damaged enamel
The protective enamel coating on your teeth may be strong, but it’s not indestructible. If your enamel becomes worn down from highly acidic foods or drinks, stomach acid, or overzealous brushing, we can protect your teeth from additional damage with porcelain veneers.
6. Gummy smiles
Do you feel like you have more gum than a tooth showing when you smile? Veneers can correct a gummy smile by lengthening the appearance and shape of your teeth to create a more proportioned look.
Curious whether veneers can remedy your smile flaws? Book a consultation with Dr. Sigmon at Full Circle Dental Care. Call us at (405) 677-0516 or request an appointment online.