One of the most ironic things about that natural, easy, nonchalant Hollywood smile is that it isn’t any of those things. The seemingly effortlessly good smiles of celebrities and media personalities take a look of maintenance and looking after, with many opting for professional cosmetic dentistry. Veneers have always been a very popular treatment among celebrities, but they’re not reserved for the rich and famous. No, veneers in Grantham are available at the Dental Health Centre, and they could transform your smile!
What are veneers?
Veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry that aid the cosmetic appearance of damaged, discoloured, and chipped teeth. They are placed singularly, yet we can place multiple in one sitting. They are very much like a false nail that fits over your natural teeth, letting their natural colour shine through while building up a barrier to create aesthetically more pleasing surfaces. We use some advanced cosmetic dentistry technology to create our veneers so that they need minimal tooth preparation (which traditionally could damage your teeth a little). They are durable, sturdy, and natural-looking so they don’t stand out from your smile but rather blend seamlessly into it.
What can veneers treat?
Discoloured or stained teeth that have proven resistant to teeth whitening may benefit from veneers. Tooth discolouration can occur through the natural ageing process, medication, lifestyle habits, or your general health, and sometimes this discolouration has nothing to do with staining and therefore can’t be helped with whitening products. An example of this would be a ‘dead tooth’, which is when the tooth’s blood flow and nerve signals die, causing the tooth to turn a sort of brown-grey colour from the gum line downwards. A veneer can cover this discolouration and blend an otherwise unsightly tooth back into your smile.
Chipped or broken teeth, whether through sports injury or accidental trauma, can be covered by a sturdy veneer. The veneer would fit over your whole tooth from top to bottom, covering over the chipped or broken part in doing so.
Misshapen or malformed teeth can be covered by veneers. A common example of a malformed tooth is a ‘peg tooth’, which usually occur in the teeth that are directly next to your two front upper teeth (lateral incisors, for those in the know). A peg tooth can be pointy and abnormal in size, often being too short or too small depending on their development. They develop naturally like this from childhood in some people, but a veneer can help to blend these teeth back into your smile.
Gapped teeth can also be improved with veneers by helping to close the gaps. Gapped teeth often create unwanted dark spaces and can damage your confidence in your smile, but custom-built veneers can be placed on the effected teeth to help close any unwanted gaps.
If you’re considering veneers in Grantham, trust the cosmetic dentistry professionals at the Dental Health Centre. We’d be delighted to welcome you to an initial consultation with a member of our skilled dental team to discuss your needs, so simply get in touch on 01476 594480 to book your appointment with us today.