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Do you ever feel self-conscious about your smile? Do you avoid showing your teeth in public or in photos? If so, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with dental issues that impact their confidence and quality of life.
But the good news is that dental veneers can transform your smile and give you the confidence you deserve. In fact, you may be surprised at how much dental veneers can impact your life.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, durable shells made of porcelain or composite resin that are placed over the front of your teeth and fixed into place with permanent adhesive. They can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues, including:
- Discolored teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Uneven or irregularly shaped teeth
Veneers are custom-made to fit your teeth and are designed to look natural and blend in with your existing teeth. They can also be combined with other dental treatments, such at professional tooth whitening, for an even bigger transformation.
The Benefits of Dental Veneers
There are many benefits to getting dental veneers, including:
- Improved appearance: Veneers can give you a brighter, whiter, and more symmetrical smile.
- Long-lasting results: With proper care, veneers can last for 10-15 years, or longer.
- Stain resistant: The material used for dental veneers is not only strong, it repels stains as well.
- Minimally invasive: Compared to other cosmetic dental procedures, getting veneers is relatively quick and easy.
But that’s just scratching the surface. Dental veneers can improve the quality of your life and how you feel about yourself in even more ways.
Disliking your appearance, including your teeth, can have real emotional consequences. The lower self-esteem you may feel as a result can ripple through many aspects of your day. When we improve our self-confidence, we can find that we are open to more experiences, happier to meet new people, and have an enhanced feeling of self-worth. The psychological impact of a more confident smile can be remarkable. Your enhanced confidence has the potential to even improve your relationships and career.
Improve Dental Health
Because veneers are used to cover up dental issues, we often think about them as purely cosmetic. However, veneers do have the potential to improve overall oral health. The mental boost you get when you see your beautiful new teeth means a larger sense of pride in your smile. This feeling can translate to patients being more diligent in their oral hygiene habits. In other words, when you are disappointed in your smile, you are more likely to neglect it. Conversely, when you are delighted with the look of your teeth, you are more likely to invest your time into preserving them.
Looking at teeth that make you unhappy can, of course, lead to stress. But did you know there is even more to this than that simple concept? Smiling more has actually been shown to lower your stress levels. When you smile, your brain releases dopamine, a happy hormone. Having a smile you love means smiling more, and smiling more means a happier you.
Correct Multiple Dental Problems With One Treatment
When you suffer from more than one dental problem, seeking treatment can seem burdensome. It can also be expensive and time-consuming, so much so that you avoid it altogether. Veneers can often correct multiple problems with one fast, simple treatment. This means less time in the dentist’s chair and a quicker way to your perfect smile.
Are You Ready for Veneers?
If you are considering dental veneers to improve your smile, confidence, and life, why wait? Contact our office today for a consultation to help you determine if dental veneers are right for you.