Veneers Are an Easy Fix for More Smile Flaws Than You Think

It’s hard to feel your best when your smile is less than perfect. But thanks to veneers, you don’t have to feel self-conscious or insecure anymore. This innovative dental technique can fix a wide range of imperfections, completely transforming your teeth to create the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

Whether you have irregularly sized teeth, stubborn discoloration, chips, or mild crookedness, veneers offer quick and natural-looking solutions. Here are a few reasons why Dr. Samir Patel at Plainsboro Family Dentistry uses this cosmetic treatment to correct numerous smile flaws.

How veneers transform your teeth

A veneer is a very thin sheet of tooth-shaped porcelain that fits on top of your existing teeth. This durable surface covers up tooth imperfections to create a more attractive smile. 

Dr. Patel often recommends veneers to fix common dental issues like cracked, chipped, or otherwise irregular teeth. This technique can brighten yellowed or discolored teeth that resist peroxide forms of teeth whitening. You can also correct teeth staining from injury, aging, or antibiotics with veneers.

Based on the condition of your teeth, you may benefit from getting a single veneer — or several —  to create a smoother and more symmetrical smile. At Plainsboro Family Dentistry, Dr. Patel uses only the highest-quality porcelain for his veneers to ensure the most beautiful and natural-looking outcomes. 

A simple solution for cosmetic problems

It’s easy to fix dental imperfections with veneers. First, you undergo a fitting. Dr. Patel makes a mold of your teeth and selects the best tooth shade to match your existing teeth. An off-site lab uses this information to make your veneers out of porcelain so they perfectly match these specifications.

Once your veneers are ready, you return to our office so Dr. Patel can bond them in place. During this appointment, he cleans and prepares the surface of the tooth getting the veneer. To do this, he removes a very thin layer of enamel — about the thickness of a contact lens — so the veneer fits naturally over your teeth and boosts your smile without adding unwanted bulk.

After preparing your teeth, Dr. Patel affixes the veneers in place. This step involves a special liquid that provides a durable bond that hardens in place with the help of an ultraviolet light. Then your new smile is complete.

When to consider veneers

Dr. Patel understands that the desire for a brilliant smile is all the reason you need to consider veneers. But specific dental issues that may prompt this type of smile makeover include

It’s easy to love veneers because they’re easy to care for. Just treat them like your natural teeth by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and scheduling professional cleanings twice a year. With this care, your veneers can last up to 15 years.

To see if veneers are right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel to discuss your smile concerns and overall goals. During this appointment, he can help guide your smile makeover with veneers or another alternative plan. Call us at Plainsboro Family Dentistry in Plainsboro, New Jersey, or schedule an appointment online to get a gorgeous smile today.