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Bad Teeth? 6 Teeth Problems Porcelain Veneers Can Fix in 3 Visits!

Veneers are a popular option for tooth problems, like crooked teeth and uneven or oddly shaped teeth. If you feel as though you have bad teeth that are affecting your self-confidence, porcelain veneers may be the answer! Not only are they a quick and relatively painless solution, but they also look natural and give you a Hollywood smile with long-lasting results.

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6 Teeth Problems Porcelain Veneers Can Fix

There are six main dental problems porcelain dental veneers can fix and they are as follows:

1. Chipped Teeth

One of your teeth may chip if you bite down on something hard, such as ice, hard candy, or a plastic or metal item. You could also damage a tooth if you fall or an object hits you in the face, like a ball. Grinding your teeth or jaw clenching may lead to chips as well. Even minor trauma can chip your tooth if you have weakened or decayed tooth enamel.

The amount of tooth that breaks off may range from a tiny chip to a larger, more obvious crack.

If you have chipped teeth, it can make your mouth or smile look uneven and can be quite embarrassing. Porcelain veneers can hide minor to moderate chips or cracks and give you a symmetrical and beautiful smile.

2. Gaps in Teeth

You may have gaps in your teeth related to genetics on one or both sides of your family. You could then be predisposed to having dental gaps.

Sometimes, gaps in your teeth come from how your teeth grow during childhood. It's also possible for your teeth to shift over time, which can create gaps in teeth.

These gaps are also prime locations for bacteria, which could contribute to poor oral health

There are a lot of people who take pride in their teeth gaps, while for others, the spaces between their teeth make them feel self-conscious. Porcelain veneers can correct the spacing in your teeth and give you a more uniform smile.

Gaps in Teeth

With porcelain veneers, we can reduce or eliminate the gaps and give you a seamless smile you might have dreamed of for years. Plus, you can achieve this without the use of braces or aligners in many cases.

Keep in mind that porcelain veneers may not be an option if you have large gaps. Our cosmetic dentist in NYC or Flint may recommend another, more effective solution for fixing wide spaces, that's why it's important to always have a thorough veneers consultation prior to any treatment.

3. Crooked Teeth

Genetics plays a role in whether you have crooked teeth. Certain habits, such as thumb sucking or prolonged pacifier use, can also affect the straightness of your teeth.

Unfortunately, this can often be a noticeable problem that may impact your confidence.

It's correctable with dental veneers. They will give you a celebrity smile that's perfectly straight.

4. Tooth Discoloration or Yellowing Teeth

If you have poor oral hygiene or you're not brushing often or thoroughly enough, you're more at risk for tooth staining. Discoloration can come from the foods and beverages you consume. For instance, if you drink dark sodas or coffee frequently, they can stain your teeth.

Eating spaghetti sauce, blueberries, or curry regularly can contribute to staining as well. In addition, individuals who smoke are prone to staining.

Tooth Discoloration

Genetics also plays a role, and some people have darker dentin, thinner enamel, or health conditions that affect the color of their teeth. Not to mention, certain medications can lead to discoloration, too.

Rather than reducing the appearance of staining on your teeth, porcelain veneers can hide the staining and look like your natural teeth. This option benefits those who won't see any significant results from professional teeth whitening treatments.

5. Uneven or Oddly Shaped Teeth

Sometimes, you're just born with uneven, oddly shaped, or misaligned teeth. However, in some cases, this issue arises from a disease or disorder.

If you have misaligned teeth, or your teeth are of different lengths, it can make your smile look lopsided. The good news is, that this is another problem that veneers can fix. They will give you a symmetrical smile that looks natural and beautiful.

6. Gummy Smile

You may have a gummy smile from genetics or certain conditions. When this happens, you have more gum tissue covering your teeth than you'd like, which influences how you feel about your smile.

With veneers on your front teeth, in particular, you can achieve a more aesthetic gumline. This will give you a more proportionate teeth-to-gum ratio and a smile that you're proud to show off!

Dental Problems Porcelain Veneers Can't Fix

While veneers can fix a lot of problems people consider "bad teeth", they are not the best solution for all teeth problems. It's important to note that there are some dental problems veneers cannot fix. These include:

  • Moderate or severe tooth decay
  • Teeth clenching or grinding
  • Moderate or severe crowding
  • Gum disease
  • Missing teeth
  • Severe misalignments, including deep overbites or underbites
  • Repairs on crowns
  • Poor oral health habits

Are You a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

If you have any of the aforementioned problems, porcelain veneers are an excellent way to restore your self-confidence and give you the smile you've been dreaming of. But, not everyone is a good candidate for veneers.

The best way to determine if you're a good candidate for veneers is to consult with an experienced cosmetic dentist. They will be able to assess your individual case and make the best recommendation for you.

As a general rule, we only advise patients who have good overall oral health to receive porcelain veneers. This means that you should have strong and healthy teeth with no tooth decay or gum disease.

You also need to have enough enamel on your teeth for the veneers to adhere to. If you don't have enough tooth enamel, the veneers won't bond properly and could fall off.

If you have any of these problems, we may recommend an alternative dental treatment.

Are You a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers

Contact a Veneers Expert to Find Out If You're A Candidate!

If you feel like you have bad teeth, particularly any of these teeth problems, contact us today to schedule a consultation for veneers.

At our VIP Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry dental care offices in New York, NY, and Flint, MI, we offer veneer consultations to all new patients. During this consultation, we'll assess your individual case and let you know if veneers are the right treatment for you.

Don't wait any longer to get the smile you've always wanted. Schedule your porcelain veneers consultation today by calling VIP Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry at 855-2-VENEER.


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Catrise Austin, DDS