By James P. Watts, DMD
December 31, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

When you're dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile, veneers provide a simple solution. The restorations, offered by your dentist in Mystic, CT, Dr. James Watts, conceal imperfections and minor damage.

Veneers keep flaws out of sight

Imperfections don't have to be large to be noticeable. Small chips or gaps, or slightly crooked teeth can detract from your appearance and make you feel self-conscious. Fortunately, veneers can hide these and other common tooth flaws.

The shells cover the front surfaces of your teeth and are attached to your tooth enamel with dental cement. The porcelain or plastic shells never feel or look bulky because they're as thin as a fingernail. Veneers are cemented on to the fronts of your teeth and become a permanent part of your smile.

The restorations are made from an impression of your mouth taken during your visit to the Mystic dental office. The impression ensures that your veneers fit well and look attractive. In some cases, a small amount of tooth enamel will be removed to improve the fit of your restorations.

Veneers are often used to:

  • Hide Annoying Flaws: Would your tooth be perfect if it didn't have that shallow crack or small chip at the bottom? Veneers conceal chips, cracks, uneven surfaces, and other imperfections, restoring the symmetry of your smile.
  • Keep Discolorations Out of Sight: Whether your discoloration is caused by a large filling, dental issue, or use of tetracycline, veneers offer an excellent solution. Your dentist will select a shade that looks just like the color of nearby teeth.
  • Eliminate Gaps: People either love or hate the gaps between their teeth. If you're in the "hate" group, you'll appreciate the way veneers can conceal gaps. Although veneers are ideal for slight gaps, larger gaps may require orthodontic treatment.
  • Transform Oddly Shaped Teeth: Teeth don't always develop uniformly. In fact, it's not uncommon to have one or two twisted, crooked, or otherwise oddly shaped teeth. Veneers improve the shape of problem teeth, dramatically improving your smile.
  • Lengthen Teeth: Veneers also elongate short teeth. They're a good option if a few teeth are naturally short, or if wear and tear or grinding have eroded your tooth enamel.
  • Whiten Teeth: Your favorite TV or Instagram star just may owe his or her bright, white smile to veneers. The restorations are available in many shades of white, allowing you to customize your smile.

Revitalize your smile with veneers! Call your Mystic, CT, dentist, Dr. James Watts, at (860) 536-6446 to schedule your appointment.

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