Over time, it’s natural for teeth to become discolored due to poor dental hygiene or even certain lifestyle choices. It’s also not uncommon for teeth to get chipped or fall out due to injury or other oral issues. Fortunately, there are oral solutions to help those in need of the smile they desire so they can continue living life confidently.
Veneers are a popular solution used by dentists to help patients fix their imperfect smiles. Veneers are usually composed of plastic or porcelain coating and are bonded to the surface of the teeth that need to be replaced. For those who want their smile to look as authentic as possible, porcelain veneers are the best selection since they are the most natural-looking.
Dentists usually remove a small amount of enamel in order to make enough room to attach the veneers. Veneers can be used to replace one tooth or an entire row of teeth depending on each individual’s needs. For example, some people may only want one tooth replaced after it’s chipped, while others may have an entire row of discolored or damaged teeth that they would like replaced.
Veneers are an excellent solution for cosmetically enhancing dull or yellow teeth, which may result from certain foods, drinks, and/or medications overtime. Sometimes veneers are a better alternative than tooth-whitening procedures, especially for those whose teeth are too sensitive to withstand the treatment process.
Veneers are also a great way to reshape the teeth and create a more desirable look for those who feel their teeth are too big or too small for their mouth. Reshaping and evening out the teeth can create the ideal look for those who are self-conscious about their smiles, which can increase confidence and lead to a happier life.
Veneers are also available for those who would like to straighten their teeth and remove gaps without wearing braces or clear aligners. However, because this process requires dentists to remove a significant amount of enamel, it’s not recommended for young patients to choose this option. Dentists will recommend that they choose braces or clear aligners in order to retain their healthy enamel for as long as possible.
Lastly, veneers are a great solution for individuals who have suffered from bruxism because the porcelain shields the teeth from sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, while also cosmetically restoring their appearance.
At McBride Dental, we are passionate about assisting our patients with achieving the smile of their choice, while simultaneously keeping their teeth and gums as healthy as possible. We thoroughly examine our patients’ oral health and then recommend the best treatment options depending on their needs. We offer cosmetic dentistry, which includes teeth whitening services, clear aligners, dentures, dental implants, and more. We also offer preventative care services (and more) to ensure our patients’ oral health remains intact over time. If you are in the San Diego area and would like more information about our services or would like to schedule an appointment with us, contact our office today at (760) 471-1003.