September 28, 2017
Everyone deals with insecurities about their appearance at some point. Even the most genetically blessed among us struggle with feelings of self-doubt or embarrassment. That’s why it’s no secret how valuable it is to feel good about how we look.
And there are a number of ways you can reach that level of self-acceptance. You can hit the gym for a few more hours each week and modify your diet. You can try a new hairstyle and color. You can also change up your wardrobe for a more tailored, professional look.
Whenever you put in the time and effort to make improvements to your appearance, the benefits are magnified. You look better, and you worked hard to get there. It’s tremendously satisfying!
But what about those things you can’t change no matter how much extra time and money you spend at the gym, the salon, or the clothing store? You find the right professional to help you, of course!
That’s what Dr. Sortman and our team at Community Shores Dental are here for! We know how important your smile is to you, personally, socially, and professionally. That’s why we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry options to beautify your smile and boost your confidence.
One of the best cosmetic solutions available today are dental veneers, and we’ve used them to help so many patients feel good about the radiant, flawless smile that stares back at them when they look in the mirror!
Today, you’re going to find out what makes veneers so transformative and how they not only improve your smile, but protect your teeth for decades!
The Transformative Power Of Veneers
You’ve probably heard about dental veneers by now, but maybe you still aren’t sure what they are exactly. The idea, and the process, are actually very simple!
In our Norton Shores dental office, we use finely crafted veneers made of porcelain that are placed on your tooth to cover imperfections. The super-thin porcelain gives them such a realistic look, yet the material is strong enough to last decades with proper care.
In a series of two appointments, Dr. Sortman will carefully prepare your tooth enamel by filing down just enough so that the veneers will bond to your teeth comfortably and proportionately.
Sometimes, patients need little to no wearing down of their tooth enamel at all. In these cases, Dr. Sortman would use Lumineers instead, which are very similar to standard veneers, except thinner.
Regardless of type, our patients love the natural look and feel of veneers and how they cover all the flaws that used to make them feel embarrassed to smile!
Now that you know what they are, you understand why they can transform a person’s smile so dramatically. But just what kind of flaws are we talking about?
Veneers Improve Your Smile By Covering Up Flaws
There are so many cosmetic dental problems that veneers can fix! Some of them might be genetic, such as crooked, misshapen, or awkwardly spaced teeth. Other problems come from the passing of time, like stubborn dark stains, discoloration, or a shift in alignment.
Once veneers are bonded to your enamel, Dr. Sortman artfully shapes and polishes them so they fit comfortably and feel just like your natural teeth. They can hide the gaps between your teeth, the oddly-shaped tooth that sticks out when you smile, and can even out the jagged outline of your bottom teeth worn down from years of teeth grinding.
As if that weren’t amazing enough, because they’re made of porcelain, veneers are like a permanent teeth whitening solution for all those stains on your teeth from years of drinking coffee, wine, and soda.
By covering the cosmetic flaws on your teeth, veneers can give you the brighter, whiter, perfectly straight smile you’ve always wished you had!
Veneers Protect Your Teeth By Covering Up Damage
You might be surprised to know that veneers actually protect your teeth as well as make your smile more beautiful. Despite how incredibly thin they are, veneers are also shockingly strong and durable.
By covering up chips and cracks on your teeth, they’re adding a layer of protection so the damage doesn’t get worse and leave your teeth and gums exposed to harmful bacteria that threaten your smile and health.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Consultation!
Are you ready to improve your smile and protect your teeth for the next few decades with dental veneers? Your smile can be as beautiful as you’ve imagined, but it all starts with your consultation at Community Shores Dental!