Porcelain Veneers Correct Gaps in Smiles
The wonder of modern cosmetic dentistry is both necessary and amazing. The ability to transform smiles is also the ability to transform lives. After all, when we feel better about ourselves, it shows in our personalities and in our interactions with others.
If there are details about your smile that prevent you from smiling openly and proudly, speak to your cosmetic dentist about the possibility of porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can be used to conceal a broad variety of imperfections such as gaps and spaces between the upper or lower front teeth.
Spaces and gaps can appear between the front teeth for a number of reasons. Our individual anatomy and genetics can influence the position of our teeth. Lifestyle habits such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting can create forces on the teeth that may result in excessive spacing. Many adults who received orthodontic treatment during childhood may notice that the teeth begin to drift apart without the help of a retainer.
Veneers are an ultra-thin shell of porcelain which resembles natural tooth enamel. By slightly reshaping the front surfaces of the natural teeth, your cosmetic dentist can design porcelain veneers that will eliminate those spaces. Your dentist will plan the treatment with you in advance to ensure that the final result reflects your ideal smile. The exact shade and shape of the teeth can be customized for a natural appearance and comfortable fit.
Your veneers will be bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth and will remain firmly in place as you chew and bite. You may care for your new teeth as though they are natural teeth. Brushing and flossing are necessary for the health of the underlying tooth structure and the surrounding gum tissue, although no special oral hygiene products are required.
Millions of patients are turning to cosmetic dentistry for solutions to a number of esthetic concerns. The results continue to be impressive and patients are finding that they can be proud of their smiles again. To discuss ways to improve your smile, contact our Long Island cosmetic dentist, Richard A. Sousa DDS, today.