How Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

By Elmer A. Villalon, DDS
January 29, 2018
Category: Dental Health
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Have you resigned yourself to living with a dull smile or a chip in your tooth? Dental veneers offer a simple way to completely transformveneers your smile. Pubelo, CO, dentist Dr. Elmer Villalon explains how adding a veneer or two to your teeth can improve your appearance.

What are veneers?

Keeping flaws out of sight is the principle behind dental veneers. Veneers are constructed of a very thin layer of porcelain and molded to fit your teeth. Once they're applied with a little dental cement and bonded with a curing light in our Pueblo office, they become a permanent part of your tooth. Because veneers are only added to the fronts of your teeth, they're a good option to conceal minor imperfections. Unlike other dental procedures, veneers won't affect your tooth structure. Only a tiny amount of tooth enamel needs to be removed to ensure the proper fit of your veneers.

Who can benefit from veneers?

Versatile veneers address many different types of imperfections in teeth. Gaps between teeth may not be harmful, but many people don't like the way they look. Veneers cover spaces between teeth, effectively eliminating gaps. Veneers are best suited for slight gaps between teeth. If you have more serious spacing issues, orthodontic treatment will be a better option.

Veneers are ideal for addressing surface flaws in teeth, such as pits, bumps, chips or cracks. Although these dental issues may be minor, they're often very noticeable.

Do you dislike the shape or length of a tooth? Veneers offer a simple way to completely change the shape of a twisted, pointed or oddly shaped tooth or even add a little length to a short tooth. Enamel erosion caused by grinding is a common cause of short teeth. Wearing a nightguard will prevent further damage, while adding a veneer to a shortened tooth will improve its appearance.

Because veneers are available in so many shades of white, they're a good choice to hide discolored teeth or even whiten your entire smile. The effects of teeth whitening treatment usually only last a few years, but your teeth will remain bright and white indefinitely when you choose veneers, thanks to their stain-resistant properties.

Improve your smile with veneers! Call Pubelo, CO, dentist Dr. Elmer Villalon at (719) 542-7844 to schedule your appointment.