Dental veneers can improve or fix your teeth in a few different ways. When might you consider having veneers attached to one or more of your teeth?
1. Your Want More Effective Whitening
If you want to whiten your teeth, then your dentist can give you the safest and most effective treatment. However, your dentist can only do so much here.
For example, they might not be able to get your teeth as white as you want if you want to make a significant improvement on your natural tooth color. Plus, you can't always tell how white your teeth will be after treatment. Even though your teeth will be whiter after in-chair whitening, you can't completely control the exact shade you get.
If you want to whiten your teeth beyond their natural shade, then veneers are an option. Your dentist will work with you to choose a veneer color to suit you. You'll know exactly what you're getting.
2. You Have A Small Gap Between Two Teeth
If you have a small gap between two teeth, then you might be very conscious of the space. Even if it isn't that noticeable to other people, it might affect your confidence.
If the gap is small, then you might think that you can't do anything to fix it. Braces could feel an extreme measure if the rest of your teeth don't need any work.
You can also use veneers in this scenario. You can size veneer shells to be ever so slightly bigger than the teeth with the gap. Once the veneers are on your teeth, they'll naturally fill the gap.
3. You Have A Minor Misalignment
Sometimes, teeth have minor misalignment problems. Again, these problems might not be significant enough to warrant full braces; however, they might affect the quality of your smile and your confidence in it.
For example, a tooth might sit slightly crooked compared to its neighbors. Or a tooth might sit in a slightly recessed position. These teeth often stand out more because they aren't in line with the teeth around them
You can use veneers to hide minor misalignments. For example, a veneer can put a straight cover on a crooked tooth; it can make a recessed tooth look like it is in the right position.
As with any dental care treatment, it's important to take your dentist's advice before you have veneers fitted. To find out if this is the right solution for you, contact your dentist.