Hello and welcome to another July edition of our smile blog! You may have noticed that in our last post, we shared a video clip about the dental veneers we offer at our St. Petersburg, FL dentist’s office. These provide a great long-term cosmetic dentistry solution that works well for so many of the patients we encounter. That’s why today, we wanted to deliver a little more information about them. So, keep reading, and then be sure to contact us to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation at Jeffery A. Spilman DDS! We’ll get you set up with dental veneers or some other smile makeover strategy that makes sense for your current needs and budget.
What Do Veneers Entail?
Here’s the deal: our dental veneers are highly durable shells that get applied to the front of your existing teeth so as to cover up any visible damage.
If the years have been extremely unkind to your smile or you simply have a few minor imperfections to address, a porcelain veneer will make your smile look completely refurbished. Just so you know, it does involve a minimal amount of (non-reversible) enamel removal for proper fitting, so you will want to make sure this is the best solution for you before we get started.
The good news is that there is a wide array of cosmetic issues that veneers can help with, including:
Restoring Your Color
If your teeth are yellow or you have deep stains, or if the natural shade of your teeth is on the dark side, we may suggest veneers rather than one of our teeth whitening treatments. This is an easy way to brighten your outlook. And it lasts a long time.
Alignment And More
Most of us were not born with perfectly shaped, evenly spaced teeth. If you have broken or chipped teeth, or if your teeth are out of alignment or have gaps between them, we may also be able to correct these issues with the help of dental veneers. This treatment provides an easy way to fix challenging problems. It takes just one or two visits and some minor preparation, rather than months (or even years) of correction with braces or other alignment tools.
Covering Up A Gummy Smile
If your gums extend too far down onto your teeth, they can make your teeth appear small and out of proportion. This is called a gummy smile, and we can often correct it with gum reshaping or recontouring, but we can also correct it with teeth veneers.
Veneers can be made to be longer than your natural teeth, effectively balancing the proportions between teeth and gums and giving you a more attractive smile.
Learn More, Get Started!
We hope you have been inspired by the possibilities outlined above. Keep in mind, we can set you up with standard veneers or lumineers. If you are interested in learning more, contact us today to schedule your consultation in St. Petersburg, Florida. One way or another, Dr. Spilman will get you smiling BIG again!