Are Veneers Right For You?

Veneers can change your smile dramatically in just a few short visits to your dentist. They can be used to improve everything from cracks to discoloration. Veneers are made up of thin pieces of porcelain that are fitted to the shape of your teeth. Placement of the veneers requires that a very small part of the tooth enamel (around ½ a millimeter) be removed so that it can be properly applied. Not only can veneers give you fast and amazing results, but they can also last for nearly 10 years with the proper care. Here are a couple important questions that you should consider when deciding whether or not veneers are right for you.
 
Veneers or Braces?
 
While veneers can greatly boost the aesthetic quality of your smile, they may not be the best fix for every dental issue. Ideally, veneers work best for smiles that need relatively minor corrections like a few chips or uneven color. They can also improve the look of uneven teeth, making your smile appear straighter and smoother. However, braces may be a better fit if you’re looking to correct several uneven spots rather than a single small gap. Invisalign® is another good treatment for correcting crowded teeth or several gaps. These clear molds are custom-made to fit your smile and are practically invisible. They can also be removed for things like meals or intense contact sports. Make sure that you talk to your dentist about all of your options so that you can have the smile you’ve always dreamed of. 
 
Caring For Veneers
 
Caring for porcelain veneers is not very different from caring for your regular teeth. Keep your new smile looking great by continuing to brush and floss regularly. For added preservation, consider being mindful of how many acidic foods (coffee, tea, wine, etc.) you’re consuming that could stain your teeth. Little changes throughout your day can make a significant impact on your teeth!
 
As always, make sure to have a thorough discussion with your dentist to find out whether or not veneers are right for you. Once you decide that veneers are the best choice for your smile, they can bring you confidence and poise for years to come!
 
Call our office today at (954) 441-5453, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barreto, your top cosmetic dentist in Miramar, FL.