Have you ever wished to have a perfect smile like most celebrities? With veneers, you may finally have your dream come true.

Veneers are usually made of composite or porcelain. They look like thin shells adhered to a tooth to repair or hide a range of imperfections. For example, stained or discolored teeth, gaps, minor chips, cracks, gummy smile, the wrong size or shape of a tooth – all of that will no longer be a concern with veneers.

Veneers are custom-made for every patient to ensure a uniform smile. The dentist customizes the shade, size, and shape of the veneer to match your natural teeth. Also, veneers only cover the tooth’s front surface, not the entire tooth, like dental crowns.

You may think that getting the smile of your dreams requires much time and a huge money investment. However, veneers can be cost-effective and give you more than you have expected. So, if you are considering getting dental veneers, below are some types of imperfections they can fix:

1. Repair minor tooth chips and cracks
Chips and cracks on the teeth can develop as a result of different things – dental trauma while playing sports, biting on hard food, or due to tooth decay. In such cases, veneers can be the best solution to restore your beautiful smile, reduce the risk of further damage, or prevent bacteria from entering through the crack and causing an infection.

The veneer is cemented specifically on your damaged tooth, increasing its strength. This prevents the crack from aggravating, protects your tongue from cuts, and improves the appearance of your smile.

2. Crooked teeth
Dental veneers can also be used to straighten crooked teeth and give you a lovely smile in a short time. In addition, they are less invasive than other methods of straightening, like braces, and may not require additional treatment.

3. Brighten your stained teeth with veneers
Coffee, tea, soda, tobacco, and food may leave your teeth stained. And veneers are made of non-porous materials, so they are more resistant to staining than your natural teeth. But still, they may change color after some time. So if you want to keep your smile white and bright, brush or rinse your mouth after having coffee with a cigarette.

4. Improve your gummy smile
If your teeth are too small, you may have a “gummy smile.” Dental veneers can help correct your unbalanced smile and give you the confidence to show off your teeth. In addition, the size and shape of a small tooth may be increased with the veneer. So you will feel more confident to laugh with friends at the parties.

5. Close improper teeth gaps
The gaps between your teeth may occur because of tooth loss, dental trauma, genetics, or having a bad dental habit as a child, like thumb-sucking. And veneers are the most efficient method to fill those gaps. The closing of larger gaps may require extended orthodontic treatment. But usually, veneers are used to close gaps with minimal discomfort.

6. Low maintenance and natural-looking
Veneers are customized to the shade, size, and shape of your real teeth. They feel and look natural so that no one will notice the difference. Also, they can resist damage from oral bacteria but would still require regular cleaning like your own teeth. With proper maintenance, you may need a replacement only after 10 years or more. Thus, dental veneers are the more cost-effective solution for those on a budget.

The bottling line
All those problems like stained or discolored teeth, gaps, minor chips, cracks, “gummy smile,” the wrong size or shape of a tooth, and others will no longer be a concern for you with dental veneers. Your dentist will choose the shade, shape, and size of the veneer to match your natural teeth. And it will cost you less than braces or dental crowns.

Author's Bio: 

I am Amelia Grant, journalist, and blogger. I think that information is a great force that is able to change people’s lives for the better. That is why I feel a strong intention to share useful and important things about health self-care, wellness and other advice that may be helpful for people. Being an enthusiast of a healthy lifestyle that keeps improving my life, I wish the same for everyone.