Smiling is an important part of our day, but flaws, such as chipped teeth or discoloration, may make you insecure and hesitant to show off your teeth. If you’ve always wanted to have a stunning smile, dental veneers could be the answer.
Here at Swinney Morton Dental in Tyler, Texas, our team is proud to offer dental veneers to help fix common dental flaws. Led by Trey Swinney, DDS, and Kayla Morton, DDS, we specialize in general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry, including state-of-the-art veneers.
If you’re considering dental veneers, here are just five of the many flaws they can easily correct.
Chipped teeth are a common cosmetic flaw. They can occur for multiple reasons, including:
- normal wear and tear
- sports injuries
- biting into something hard
- grinding teeth (bruxism)
If your chipped teeth make you feel self-conscious about your smile, veneers can help. Veneers fit over the chips and cover them up, improving your smile. The results last for about 10 years, after which your veneers may need to be replaced.
Teeth go through a lot in your life, which can make them lose their pearly white color. Smoking, drinking wine and coffee, certain medications, and even genetics can cause discoloration.
Veneers cover dingy teeth, with whiter, brighter shells ensuring a beautiful white smile again. While veneers can offer a dramatic transformation, it’s also important to consider your oral habits to maintain your new smile. For example, if your teeth are discolored from smoking, you may want to quit to ensure the best results from your veneers.
Gaps between teeth
Whether you have natural gaps between your teeth or they moved over time, veneers can help. Veneers can be placed over your teeth to make them appear closer to each other, giving the appearance of a neat and orderly smile.
Gaps can also cause other issues, such as leaving space for food residue to collect and increasing the chance of gum disease. So getting dental veneers doesn’t just benefit your smile, it can also improve your general dental health.
Dental veneers help with more than teeth problems; they also help with gum issues. You may have a ‘gummy smile,’ where there is a higher-than-average proportion of gums visible. Or you may face shortened gums due to gum disease, leading to more teeth exposure than usual.
Unfortunately, both these issues can make smiles look odd. Veneers assist in making your teeth and gums look proportional, giving you a well-balanced smile.
Another issue you may have when smiling is the fear of showing off your uneven teeth. Dental veneers also help teeth that are crowded or have different shapes. Veneers rectify the irregular teeth and align them so that all your teeth look even and you can smile confidently.
If you do choose dental veneers, you should know that they last longer with proper care. Veneers can help transform your smile, but it’s still important to practice good oral hygiene. Don’t forget to brush twice a day for two minutes and floss daily.
For many people, you can correct your smile within only a couple of visits to our office. To improve your smile today, contact your friendly team at Swinney Morton Dental at (903) 597-7721 or request an appointment online.