Originally Published May 17th, 2018
If you don’t like the way your smile looks, and your teeth are healthy, you may be a candidate for dental veneers. Dental veneers are very thin covers that are attached to the surfaces of your teeth. The veneers that Dr. Amirreza Rafaat uses are made of porcelain, which reflects light like natural teeth, giving you a bright, natural-looking smile.
Veneers are specially designed to fit your mouth and can make a dramatic difference in your appearance. The porcelain is durable and resists stains better than other types of veneers. Read on to learn about five flaws that veneers can correct.
Discolored or stained teeth
If your teeth are stained and you’ve tried over-the-counter whitening products without success, you may be a good candidate for veneers. Because veneers cover your teeth, the discoloration is hidden, and the smile the world sees is as bright as you are.
Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, but it’s important to maintain excellent dental hygiene after you get them so they stay as brightly white as you want them to be. Brushing, flossing, and regular checkups with Dr. Rafaat help you protect your investment in restoring your beautiful smile.
If you have chipped teeth, you may feel self-conscious or uncomfortable about your smile. Veneers may be the best option for restoring the appearance of your chipped tooth or teeth.
Porcelain veneers are attached to your teeth somewhat like how acrylic nails are attached to natural fingernails. Each veneer is carefully shaped to hide chips underneath and smooth the appearance of your tooth. One of the reasons Dr. Rafaat uses porcelain veneers is that porcelain is very strong, so you don’t need to worry about it breaking at the chipped area.
If your teeth are aligned irregularly so that they overlap or have a gap between them or some other aberration, veneers can help. Because veneers are custom-made and carefully shaped, Dr. Rafaat can apply them to your best advantage.
Changing the appearance of misaligned teeth can have a dramatic effect on how you look when you smile. If you’ve been uncomfortable about your teeth because of how they are aligned in your mouth, schedule a consultation at Lansdowne Smile Design to find out how veneers can correct your smile.
Worn Down Teeth
Throughout a lifetime of biting, crunching, and grinding your food, teeth naturally wear down. Over time, your teeth appear shorter than they used to, no matter how well you take care of them.
Veneers can make you look younger by restoring the appearance of your teeth. Veneers are customized to you and can be shaped to make your teeth look longer. In addition to having a sparkling smile, you’ll also appear younger.
Unusually shaped teeth
Do you feel as though your teeth are oddly shaped? Perhaps they look too narrow to you, or maybe they aren’t shaped similar to each other. Veneers can make your teeth look like they’re each perfectly shaped.
Dr. Rafaat designs smiles, so he carefully creates each veneer to look natural, even, and ideal. Whatever the flaw with the shape of your teeth, veneers cover it. You’re likely to be amazed by the transformation in your appearance.
Veneers change the way you look when you smile, and that can lead to increased self-esteem. Improving your smile may seem like a small change, but gaining that self-confidence can lead to big achievements.
Call our office today to discuss with Dr. Rafaat if you are a candidate for dental veneers, or ask to learn more about dental veneers in Herndon, VA.