Your teeth are covered by strong, durable enamel. It protects the tooth, but it also gives your teeth the translucent white color associated with a healthy smile.
However, time can be unkind to your enamel. You can collect chips and cracks. The biting edge can wear down. And stains can build up until your smile look dull and brownish.
Thankfully, you can call our Winnipeg, MB dental office today at (204) 977-8515 and schedule dental veneers to help with these problems. Once dental veneers are placed on your teeth, those damaged and stained teeth will look healthy and beautiful.
Dental Veneers Are Covers For Your Teeth
How your smile looks matters more than some people think. That’s because our teeth do much more than chew — they are part of how we communicate.
A smile can say many things: You’re happy, nervous, excited, and more. If you don’t smile when you greet someone, they assume something is wrong. That’s why having a smile you love showing people is important.
Dental veneers help with that. They are shell-like covers for the front of your teeth. Veneers are custom-shaped to fit your teeth in particular, and they’re colored to look like healthy teeth. Our dentists will use their training and expertise to place veneers artfully on your teeth. As soon as the dental veneer procedure is complete, your smile can look healthy and bright again.
That’s why you should call Lakewood Dental Centre today and schedule your appointment for dental veneers. Your damaged and stained smile will not get better on its own.
How Dental Veneers Have Changed
Where did dental veneers come from? Unsurprisingly, they came from Hollywood. In the early days of movies, actors often had bad teeth. (So did everyone those days.) When the camera came in for a close-up, those damaged and stained teeth really did not look good on film.
Since actors wore makeup on their face, getting “makeup” for teeth seemed natural. But early dental veneers had problems. They were made from acrylic, which didn’t look very natural. Worse, they would only stay on the teeth for a little while; they kept falling off.
Eventually, they found a solution by looking to house painters. To get paint to stick to a wall, painters often scuffed up the wall. Paint would adhere better to a rougher surface than a smooth one. Dentists began gently scuffing up the front of teeth, and sure enough, dental veneers stuck solidly.
By the 50’s and 60’s, acrylic gave way to porcelain and similar materials that looked much more like natural enamel. Today, dental veneers look so much like real teeth that it’s very hard to know the difference. And they can stay on your teeth for a decade or longer.
Benefits Of Dental Veneers
Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy after getting dental veneers.
HIDE SMALL GAPS
Remember that you are repeatedly chewing food each day for years and years. All that pressure can slowly but surely move your teeth out of alignment. The results aren’t big, but even small gaps between your teeth are noticeable.
Dentists can make your dental veneers a little too big in places. Once bonded to your teeth, they can cover those small gaps and make it look like you just finished an orthodontic treatment.
COVER UP STAINS
It’s not just years and years of chewing that can give your smile a problem. Drinking coffee, tea, wine, or any dark drink can leave behind stains on your enamel. This is a very slow process, so you usually don’t notice anything at first. But years later, your smile can be dark and stained.
Dental veneers can correct that. They cover the visible part of the tooth, so all stains will be hidden. Instead, all anyone will see is the translucent, white color of your veneers.
Chips and cracks are more than just a cosmetic dentistry problem. They can get worse over time. For example, a hairline crack can get longer and wider thanks to years of chewing food. This can put your whole tooth in jeopardy.
Thankfully, dental veneers can help. Not only will your veneers hide chips and cracks from view, they will seal the damaged spots so they won’t get worse over time.
Call Lakewood Dental Centre today at (204) 977-8515 or use our online form to make your next appointment for dental veneers. Cosmetic dentistry like this will make your smile look much better, but veneers can also help keep your smile more healthy.