One of the most versatile and practical ways to improve your smile is through dental veneers. Veneers are tooth-colored, very thin shells that are bonded to your teeth’s front surface to mask minor concerns and enhance their appearance. They are usually made of porcelain and are permanently attached to the teeth. Our dentist here in our Berkley, MI, office, Dr. Ron Williamson, uses veneers for treating various cosmetic concerns such as discolored, pointy, broken, and chipped teeth.
What Are Dental Veneers Made Of?
Porcelain veneers are popular because they really look like real teeth even when light bounces off of them. Your dentist can even match the exact shade of white that you want. The installation of porcelain veneers usually takes two visits that are spaced about two to three weeks apart.
What Dental Issues Do Veneers Treat?
Aside from improving your smile by giving you brighter and even teeth, your dentist in Berkley, MI, uses veneers for treating the following cosmetic issues:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Gaps or spaces in between teeth
- Severe discoloration or stains that teeth whitening can’t fix
- Unusually shaped or significantly pointed teeth
- Smaller than usual teeth
With proper maintenance and regular visits to your dentist, you can use your veneers for more than 10 years, which makes them a great investment that will help you feel more confident and restore your teeth’s full function.
How Many Dental Veneers Will I Need?
Most patients get about six to eight veneers so that they can achieve a more even and healthier-looking smile. Some patients, however, only get one or two veneers, particularly if they only have a chipped or cracked tooth. In most cases, patients get veneers for the eight top front teeth.
So if you are looking for a versatile way to improve your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ron Williamson, DDS, here at our Berkley, MI, office to determine your eligibility for dental veneers. Call (248) 399-4455 today for more information.