Are Veneers Right for Me?

If you’ve spent years feeling self-conscious about your smile, hiding your mouth to laugh, or avoiding photos, Accent Smile Center is here to help you uncover a confident smile! Cosmetic dentistry offers several solutions for transforming your teeth, including veneers. 

What started as a Hollywood trend has recently exploded into the mainstream. While you may have heard of veneers, you may need to figure out precisely what they are and how they work. Let’s take a closer look at everything our veneers have to offer! Keep reading below to learn how dental veneers can transform your smile.

What are veneers?

A veneer is a thin shell that is made out of porcelain or ceramic. Each veneer is custom-made in a dental lab to perfectly match your mouth and facial structure for the best fit and appearance. Veneers can even out your teeth, close gaps, cover dark stains, and create a more aesthetically pleasing smile. 

Veneers have a translucent quality that allows light to reflect just as it would with your natural teeth. While veneers replicate the strength and resilience of natural tooth enamel, they won’t become discolored or fade over time. 

Who qualifies for veneers?

Veneers offer a natural-looking smile for most Dickson patients, depending on personal habits and previous trauma, but they aren’t for everybody. That’s why working with an experienced dentist is important to ensure veneers are right for you. 

Our doctors only recommend the best treatment for your unique needs to restore all function and give you a healthy smile! Veneers can be a good option if you have the following:

  • discolored or stained teeth
  • chipped, broken, or worn-down teeth
  • crooked, uneven, misaligned, or irregularly-shaped teeth
  • gaps between the teeth

Are Veneers Right for Me?What are the benefits of veneers?

At Accent Smile Center, we use porcelain veneers that are tooth-colored, versatile, completely custom, and last 10 to 15 years. They are made of ceramic materials and resist stains better than composite veneers. Another advantage of porcelain veneers is that they are relatively conservative and minimally invasive (when compared to alternatives such as crowns). They are also biocompatible, which means the gum tissue and other soft tissues of the mouth usually are not negatively affected by them. 

There are many advantages to using porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth. They can also be helpful for anyone looking to alter the size and shape of their teeth while maintaining a natural look. Most people won’t even be able to tell you’ve had dental work done! 

Veneers can be beneficial in cases where professional teeth whitening treatments haven’t been effective. Not only do they help cover stains, but they’re resistant to them, too! Veneers are also durable and long-lasting as long as they’re properly maintained. At Accent Smile Center, we use cutting-edge technology and the latest dental techniques to help you get the most out of your veneers for many years to come. 

Veneer care and maintenance

Although veneers cannot develop decay, it’s important to maintain them so that the underlying tooth stays healthy. Regular maintenance will keep your veneers looking brighter for longer. 

Brush your teeth with non-abrasive toothpaste twice daily using a soft manual or electric toothbrush, paying particular attention to the gum lines. Next, floss around each tooth, keeping the string against your tooth and gently rubbing up and down the side of the veneer, extending slightly just under your gum tissues.

Schedule regular checkups with our Dickson office to have your teeth and veneers cleaned to remove any accumulated build-up or stain particles since your last exam. To avoid stains, limit dark liquids like tea or coffee, and rinse your mouth with water when you drink them. Sipping through a straw can also help reduce stain contact with your veneers.

Wearing a night guard while you sleep can help prevent any unwanted wear or chipping from grinding or clenching. You should also schedule routine cleanings with Dr. Gatgens  to have your veneers polished and evaluated.

Are Veneers Right for Me?Enhance your smile with veneers from Accent Smile Center

Veneers are more conservative than crowns and compatible with other dental treatments, such as teeth whitening, fillings, and dental bridges. Thanks to the beautiful results veneers provide, you’ll never have to hide your smile again! When you choose Accent Smile Center, our world-class service and friendly atmosphere will have you looking forward to every visit.

If you’re looking for more information on achieving a natural-looking smile that’s whiter and brighter, get in touch with our team today to schedule a consultation with us. We would love to help you achieve a confident smile you’ll always want to share!