5 Smile Flaws Easily Remedied by Veneers

When it comes to first impressions, your smile takes center stage and speaks volumes before you ever say a word. If you want to be sized up as someone healthy, happy, and confident, a smile full of sparkling white, straight teeth can go a long way. 

Of course, most of us are not born with a celebrity smile. But you can still get one, often with simple, pain-free dental veneers.  At Vasona Family Dentistry in Los Gatos, California, Neda Zadeh, DDS, has transformed countless smiles with state-of-the-art dental veneers. Dental veneers are a quick and cost-effective fix for a wide range of smile flaws. 

Here are 5 of the most common smile flaws that Dr. Zadeh corrects with veneers.

1. The great, white way

Many of our clients choose veneers because of their ability to transform stained, yellowing teeth into a row of pearly whites. While your teeth are designed to last a lifetime, Mother Nature doesn’t make any promises about how they’ll look during this journey. 

Many things can cause your teeth to discolor. First, years of morning coffee and evening wine can leave their marks on your teeth, and they’re stubborn stains to stay on top of. Second, as you age, your teeth’ fronts’ natural enamel begins to wear down, allowing the brown dentin housed inside your teeth to show through, giving your teeth a yellow hue. Lastly, decay can wreak havoc on your teeth, and no amount of at-home care can remedy decay once it takes hold.

With veneers, we place thin, wafer-like shells over the fronts of your teeth that are made from porcelain or a composite resin to give your teeth a fresh, new window dressing.

2. Chips and cracks

In addition to whitening your teeth, our veneers do double duty by covering up imperfections like chips and cracks in your teeth. If you’ve abused your teeth through sports or even a bucket of popcorn, leaving you with damaged teeth, veneers are great for hiding the evidence.

3. Evening it out

While chips and cracks can cause irregularities in your teeth, natural wear-and-tear can have the same effect. With time, certain of your teeth may wear down more than others (or they may have all worn down), and veneers can even out your front teeth wonderfully. 

4. Closing the gap

If you have gaps in your teeth that weren’t corrected by braces back in the day, veneers can camouflage these spaces behind the new porcelain fronts.  

5. Straighten up

While braces are the best way to align crooked teeth, veneers can cover up minor rotations, making your teeth line up like fresh infantrymen. The best way to know for sure whether we can correct the appearance of a crooked or twisted tooth is to come in so we can take a look.

If you’re interested in learning whether veneers may be the smile fix for you? Contact Vasona Family Dentistry to book a consultation with Dr. Zadeh. Call us at 408-290-9857, or use the online booking tool.

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