Pull up a calendar and look at today’s date. Now count out two or three weeks from today. Do you think you could have teeth that are whiter, straighter, and perfectly spaced by that date?
No matter your answer, you need to read today’s post if you are interested in cosmetic dentistry. There’s no shortcut to a great smile … but there may be a faster way to create a great-looking smile.
Dental veneers are one of the fastest ways to change the appearance of your teeth. If you live in Danville, Georgetown, or anywhere in between, then you can schedule a consultation at the nearest Beaumont Family Dentistry to learn more about veneers.
We have three dentist offices in Lexington, KY, so we may be pretty close to you already.
Crooked Teeth Don’t Have To Look That Way
If your teeth are crowded together or crooked, it affects your smile. If you are aware of these misalignments, it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your teeth.
That can make you hesitant to smile when meeting new people or even around your family and friends. We don’t think you will want to smile all the time, but we also want you to feel comfortable sharing your smile when you are in a good mood.
One of the most common ways to fix teeth that are misaligned is to use orthodontic treatment to physically move your teeth. This is certainly effective, and we have hundreds (and possibly thousands) of years of evidence to prove this is possible.
We also know that many orthodontic treatments can take years to complete.
So how can veneers give you comparable results in a matter of weeks? Well, veneers aren’t used to move your teeth. Veneers are used to hide them.
Think of veneers like you are putting up a privacy fence for your mouth. By putting up the fence, people only see what you want them to see.
Since your veneers can be made to look however you want, they can be used to make your smile look as straight as you would like. You can change the appearance of your crowded teeth or close the gaps between your teeth, too.
Yellow Teeth Be Gone
When you see photos of models in magazine ads or portraits of celebrities in magazines, you usually someone with brilliantly white teeth. In some cases, their smiles almost look almost unnaturally white.
There’s a reason for that. White teeth look nicer, but they also help people look younger.
As we get older, it’s normal for our teeth to become yellower and darker. That’s a direct result of the fact that we continue to eat and drink things.
We don’t recommend that you avoid food and drink just to preserve your white smile.
You can remove the stains from your teeth with professional teeth whitening. These products contain “bleaching” agents that can remove stains that are deep in your teeth and have built over several years or even decades.
This can be a quick way to improve your smile, but even the best teeth whitening is only temporary. As long as you continue to eat and drink, you will continue to develop stains.
Veneers can provide a longer lasting solution. When veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth, they can be shaded as white as you would like them to be.
Veneers are more stain resistant than teeth. They can still be stained, but those stains will take longer to develop with veneers than your natural teeth.
A New Look For Your Smile
If you owned a house, you would not expect the exterior to look the same after 20 years as it did on the day you bought it. In that time, your house would have endured several storms, not to mention your kids.
That can wear down the outside, but you can change that and make your house look as good as new (on the outside at least) with new siding or new paint job.
Veneers are like that new siding, but for your teeth. A custom-fitted set of veneers can restore the shape of teeth that have been worn down from years of use so they look as good as they ever did if not better.
Will Veneers Help Your Smile?
There’s a good chance that veneers can give you the smile that you want. To find out if this or another cosmetic service can improve your smile, just schedule a consultation at the nearest Beaumont Family Dentistry. Call or use our online form to contact any of our dentists in Lexington, KY.