A bright smile is one feature that people tend to notice first. Also, having a smile you love may have an impact on how you feel about yourself. If you’re not satisfied with your smile, dental veneers may be a viable option. Veneers offer both cosmetic and functional benefits which may give you the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. If you feel you’re a candidate for dental veneers, there are several reasons why they’re worth your consideration.
The Columbia Smiles team, led by Dr. Michael Hsu, can help you determine whether dental veneers are right for you. You might be surprised with how quick, painless, and affordable the dental veneer process can be. Therefore, if you’re considering dental veneers, reach out to our team at 410.690.4855 to schedule an appointment.
An Overview of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are thin shells made from porcelain or composite material which are designed to fit over the front surface of your existing teeth. These shells can alter the size, shape, color, length, or even alignment of your teeth.
They’re typically used to address issues such as:
- Gaps between teeth
- Misalignment of teeth
- Chips or cracks in the teeth
- Wear and tear
The process of getting dental veneers usually takes two appointments. At the first appointment, our team will prepare your teeth to make sure they are suitable for dental veneers. During your second visit, we will place the dental veneers on your teeth and make sure they look natural and are comfortable for you.
You’re likely a good candidate for cosmetic dental veneers if you have all of your natural teeth, you don’t grind your teeth, and there is enough enamel on the surface of your teeth to ensure the dental veneers will adhere properly.
Five Reasons Why Dental Veneers Are Worth It
1. They Look Natural
The most important factor when selecting veneers should always be making sure that they look natural upon installation since they will permanently become part of your mouth. Customized dental veneers at Columbia Smiles are made from a mold of your teeth and can be colored to match the shade of your existing teeth.
2. They’re Durable
Porcelain veneers can last up to ten years with proper care before needing replacement, while composite resin veneers typically last between five and seven years depending on maintenance.
3. They’re Low Maintenance
After installation, all you have to do is brush twice a day and floss daily as normal, just like your real teeth. It’s still important to visit your dentist for routine cleanings and checkups to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy.
4. Veneers Can Protect Your Teeth
In some cases, veneers may be used to protect the surface of a damaged tooth. Living with chips or cracks on your tooth, even if they don’t cause pain, can still increase the risk of further damage.
5. Veneers Can Boost Your Confidence
Having a bright, uniform smile can be a huge confidence booster. From photos to first impressions, a great smile can help you look and feel your best.
Contact Columbia Smiles for Cosmetic Dentistry That Works
A healthy and beautiful smile can do wonders for one’s confidence. If you’re interested in exploring how dental veneers may help improve your smile, contact the Columbia Smiles team today. Our specialists will answer any questions you may have about what dental veneer treatment entails so you can make an informed decision about whether this treatment is right for you.
Whether you’re in need of cosmetic dentistry services, a regular cleaning, or services for the whole family, Columbia Smiles is here to help. We’ve been trusted by Howard County residents for more than 35 years—find out why by contacting our team at 410.690.4855.