5 Smile Flaws Veneers Can Fix That You Didn't Know About

Veneers, Legacy Dental Care,  Dr. Amanda Darling

Veneers are wafer-thin, tooth-colored shells made of porcelain or composite materials which attach directly and permanently to your present teeth. While you probably know at least a few people with veneers, you may just think of them as a last-resort for damaged teeth.

But veneers do so much more than restore broken and chipped teeth or strengthen frail teeth. Partial or full veneers can take your smile from lovely to luminous. And they’re a fast fix, too. Here at Legacy Dental Care, Dr. Amanda Darling has your custom-made dental veneers fitted and in place in just a few short weeks.

What kinds of issues can veneers fix? Many more than you probably knew. Here are just five smile flaws that can be remedied with dental veneers:

1. Gapped teeth

While celebrities like Mad Men’s Jessica Paré (Megan Draper) or David Letterman rock their gapped-tooth looks and even make it their signature, your gaps may make you feel self-conscious. Whether you need to close one gap or several, veneers are a wonderful way to add width to your overly thin teeth so that they touch from side to side without any space between them.

2. Misaligned teeth

You don’t necessarily have to think about traditional braces — or any kind of tooth-straightening system — if you want perfectly straight, symmetrical teeth. For teeth that are slightly crooked or of uneven widths, veneers may be the best, easiest, and most flattering fix. Instead of waiting months to years to flash a radiant smile again, you could have a straighter teeth in just weeks.

3. Stained teeth

Professional teeth whitening is a great way to brighten your smile by up to 8 shades. But if your stains are caused by medicines such as tetracycline, are deeply ingrained, or keep coming back, you might do better with bright, white, stain-free veneers.

Veneers don’t just instantly brighten your smile. They also maintain the brightness because the porcelain they’re made of doesn’t absorb stains the way teeth do. That means you can enjoy your red wine, coffee, and berries, and still have white teeth, too.

However, it’s important to remember that veneers must be maintained with twice-a-day brushings, daily flossing, and twice-yearly trips to the dentist. In other words, you take care of your teeth with veneers just the way you normally would.

4. Short teeth

If your teeth have become too short due to wear or teeth grinding, veneers can help reshape them. Dr. Darling can design veneers that are the perfect length to balance out your other facial features. Veneers reinstate your teeth to their proper length, and strengthen your natural teeth, too. We can also provide you with a mouthguard to wear at night to prevent further dental damage.

5. Uneven teeth

Though your teeth are white and straight, you may still be bothered by them being slightly different heights. If you notice the celebs’ smiles you admire most, their teeth tend to be the same height across their jaws. That’s not just good luck on their part -- it’s probably veneers that give them that Hollywood edge.


To set up an appointment to see if veneers are right for you, call our office in Ballwin, Missouri, or click the button here on the website.

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