You deserve to feel good about your smile. When you show off your teeth, you should not have to worry or feel self-conscious about what others might see and think. But when your teeth are damaged and stained, it’s easy to feel bad about your smile. And like most dental problems, this isn’t going to disappear if you ignore it long enough.
Call our Racine, WI dental office today at 262-417-7326 to make an appointment for dental veneers. Cosmetic dentistry treatments like this can give you a smile you love again. Plus, our Racine dentists have the right mix of real-world experience and expert training to ensure your dental veneers look fantastic on your teeth.
What Are Dental Veneers?
How your smile looks is important. Not only can it affect your confidence and self-esteem when speaking to people, it’s part of how you communicate.
Your smile can say many different things to people. It can show happiness of course, but it can also communicate nervousness, excitement, politeness, and more. So when you’re embarrassed about how your smile looks, you start to lose out on that communication.
This is where dental veneers help. They are shell-like covers for the front of your teeth. Each veneer is shaped to fit one of your teeth in particular, and it is colored to look like healthy enamel. In the dental veneer procedure, our Racine dentists will artfully place veneers on your teeth so your smile looks bright, healthy, and strong again.
The Hollywood Origins Of Dental Veneers
Perhaps it’s not a surprise to know dental veneers can be traced back to Hollywood. When movies were just starting being made, actors had to wear makeup so they looked better on film. But there was no makeup for smiles. Since this was a long time ago, many people’s teeth look a bit rough.
Early veneers were acrylic applied directly to the teeth. This worked — for about a single scene in a movie. Then the acrylic would peel off. These early dental veneers weren’t good for anyone but actors.
After some time, dentists made a discovery. A painter will scuff up the surface of a wall or door to make paint stick better. Dentists started gently making small marks in the enamel, and this helped dental veneers stay put.
Today, your dental veneers are made from modern materials that both look and feel like enamel. They can also last up to 20 years.
How You Benefit From Dental Veneers
Here are some of the biggest benefits you can get when you get dental veneers at our Racine, WI dental office.
SEAL UP DAMAGE
The fronts of your teeth are where you’re more likely to have damage. Getting hit in the mouth or having a bad fall can lead to chips and cracks in your enamel. Besides making your smile look worse, such damage will get worse over time and can threaten the whole tooth.
Because dental veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth, they will seal up chips, cracks, and similar damage. This instantly improves how your smile looks to others, but it also seals up the damage so it won’t get worse.
HIDE STAINS & DISCOLORATION
After so many years of coffee, wine, and tea, is it surprising to see your teeth have lost their luster? Many adults have teeth that are more yellow or brown that white. That’s certainly not an attractive look. You can even have deep, intrinsic stains that teeth whitening cannot help with.
But dental veneers from our Racine dentists will help. They’re colored to have a bright, healthy white just like normal enamel. Once your veneers are placed on your teeth, they will cover up all stains. That includes the intrinsic stains that otherwise cannot be taken care of.
COVER SMALL GAPS BETWEEN TEETH
You use your teeth to tear and mash food repeatedly every day. That kind of pressure can easily start to nudge your teeth out of alignment. That’s why many adults who had braces as a kid can find themselves with small gaps between their teeth at this age.
With our Racine dentists’ expertise and experience, you can solve that problem with dental veneers. Yours will be made just a little bigger in spots. Once placed on your teeth, these spots will cover those small gaps so your smile look neat and aligned.
Call us today at 262-417-7326 or use our convenient online form to schedule your appointment for dental veneers. You can soon have a Hollywood-style smile that makes you happy and proud to show off again.