Capturing special moments in life has always been important, and what better way to do that than snapping a quick photo or selfie? But if your smile is less than perfect, you know that photo is a lot less memorable and enjoyable.
If you’re that person who always offers to take the photo or who holds her hand in front of her face just as the shutter clicks, then boy, do we have just the thing for you – veneers.
In this blog, our own Dr. Marcano shares his experience of how veneers help him fix five smile flaws, giving his patients the star-studded smiles they’ve always dreamed about. Not surprisingly, the treatment option can trace its roots back to the late 1920s in Hollywood, where California dentist Charles L. Pincus, DDS, perfected smiles for stars like Shirley Temple, James Dean, and Judy Garland.
Veneers are an increasingly popular procedure where your dentist sticks thin pieces of porcelain or composite resin to the front of a tooth’s surface to cover up damage or imperfections, typically in teeth in the upper arch. The procedure takes place over two appointments about two weeks apart. The goal for appointment one is to make sure you’re a good candidate for veneers by ensuring that your gums, teeth, and jaw are strong and healthy.
If everything checks out after doing a thorough exam and X-rays, if needed, we’ll administer a local anesthetic and prep the tooth by removing a thin layer of the enamel to make room for the veneer. Next, we take a digital mold of your teeth so that the veneer fits properly. We send the digital data to a laboratory that mills your veneer. At appointment two, when your veneer comes back from the lab, we’ll adhere the veneer to your tooth, and off you go with a new smile.
# 1 Chipped, cracked, or worn teeth
Veneers are a versatile go-to for various smile flaws such as chipped, cracked, or worn teeth. Since veneers are custom made and color-matched to your neighboring teeth, no one will know which is which, and we won’t tell if you don’t tell.
#2 Gapped and unevenly spaced teeth
Veneers can also close gaps between teeth and eliminate the “picket fence” effect created by unevenly spaced teeth. Imagine the confidence boost you’ll get when you finally get rid of your smile flaw. Now that’s something that will keep you smiling for years to come.
# 3 Misshapen teeth
Odd spaced or misshapen teeth can ruin a beautiful smile. Veneers can make this smile flaw a thing of the past, though. We can’t guarantee that people won’t stop and stare at your dazzling,
flawless smile, but we think you’ll deal with it just fine.
#4 Unevenly sized teeth
Similarly, teeth that are too small or unevenly sized, particularly in the front portion of your mouth, can be effectively addressed with veneers. A uniform look will create that beautiful Hollywood smile that will have you thinking about all the selfies you’ll be taking.
# 5 Stubborn discolored teeth resistant to whitening
If you’ve lived in regions of the country which used excessive fluoride in their water or have taken medications like tetracycline, you know all too well that the staining and darkening won’t go away. That’s where veneers come in. They are the perfect cover-up, plus they look so natural.
If you are ready to eliminate your smile flaws and get ready for your close up, book a consultation at Orlando Center for Cosmetic Dentistry by clicking the online booking tool or calling the office today 407-855-1471.