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5 Smile Imperfections Easily Fixed with Dental Veneers

Mar 02, 2023
Are you trying to decide which cosmetic dental services are right for you? Dental veneers are a popular choice, and for good reason — they address many different smile imperfections. Read on to explore five ways veneers can transform your smile.

Did you know that smiling boosts your overall health?  \Smiling can boost your mood, help reduce stress, and even help lower your blood pressure. But what happens when you don’t entirely love your smile? 

Cosmetic dentistry can help address imperfections in your smile, whether that’s stained teeth, misshapen teeth, or other issues like chips and cracks. Teeth whitening, crowns, and Invisalign® clear aligners, and veneers are all examples of cosmetic services that can help enhance the appearance of your smile.

Here at Urbandale Smiles, our team of providers is on a mission to help you achieve a healthy 一and beautiful 一 smile through a variety of holistic and cosmetic services. Cosmetic treatments, such as dental veneers, can help you fall in love with your smile again. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that permanently secure the front surfaces of your teeth.

Below, we take a look at five smile imperfections easily fixed with dental veneers.

Discolored teeth

Your teeth may be stained for several reasons. Food, drinks, and aging are just a few common culprits. Unfortunately, not all stains respond the same way to whitening treatments. 

Dental veneers can address all types of staining, even the most stubborn stains. That’s because all aspects 一 including the shade of your veneers 一 are completely customized. Veneers don’t lighten your teeth; they completely cover your stained enamel with a pearly white porcelain shell. 

Chips and cracks

Veneers can also hide chips and cracks on your teeth. Not only does this enhance the appearance of your teeth, but it also helps fortify your teeth. 

Misshapen teeth

In addition to selecting the shade of your veneers, our team customizes the shape of your veneers. This enables us to use veneers to hide misshapen teeth and restore balance and symmetry to your smile.

Minor gaps

Do you feel self-conscious about minor gaps between your teeth? Veneers can conceal them and give the appearance of a generally straighter smile.

Note: not all gaps can be concealed with veneers. During your consultation, our team reviews your aesthetic goals and examines your mouth to create a customized plan for you. If your gaps are too wide to fully fix with dental veneers, you’re not out of options. We also offer Invisalign clear aligners to address orthodontic issues, such as gaps, crowding, and malocclusion. 

Short teeth

Your teeth may appear shorter than normal if the enamel is worn down, but they can also appear small if you have microdontia, which is a dental anomaly that causes your adult teeth to be smaller than average. 

This can make you feel like you still have your baby teeth, but luckily, this smile imperfection can be remedied with veneers. We ensure that your customized veneers lengthen your too-small teeth to give your smile the right proportions. 

Say goodbye to smile imperfections

In summary, veneers can restore multiple issues by enhancing the size, shape, and shade of your teeth, making this an ideal solution if you’d like to correct multiple elements of your smile.

To get started with veneers (or explore other treatments as part of an individualized smile makeover), don’t hesitate to reach out. Give our Urbandale, Iowa, office a call at 515-276-7800 or simply click here to book your next appointment.