“Why don’t you smile as much as you used to?”
“I can’t remember the last time I saw you smile.”
“Is something wrong? Are you having a bad day?”
If you are hearing these kinds of things often from your family, friends, and co-workers, then it may have something to do with your teeth. More specifically, it may have to so with how you feel about your teeth.
If you are embarrassed by the appearance of your smile or the condition of your teeth, you may avoid smiling as much as possible. That’s not good for you — you should feel comfortable smiling whenever you are happy.
If you feel the need to hide your mouth with your hand when you speak or you keep your lips firmly closed any time someone asks you to smile for a picture, then you need to find out about dental veneers.
At Weddell Dental in Bloomington, MN, our motto is “Health and Beauty.” We want every patient to have a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile, and veneers may be the key to giving you both of those things.
Create A New Smile For The New Year
Try to imagine the “perfect smile.” What does it look like to you?
You may be able to think of a celebrity who has this smile. Morning talk show how Kelly Ripa? Julia Roberts? Dwayne Johnson?
No matter who you are thinking of, we bet we could guess some of the features of their smiles. Their teeth are bright and white. Their teeth look straight, and their teeth are evenly spaced.
We don’t know about the specific people we mentioned above, but it’s not a secret that many Hollywood stars got their “Hollywood smiles” with the help of cosmetic dentistry.
Dental veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic solutions available today — and you don’t have to be a celebrity to get them. We have used veneers to help countless patients right here in our Bloomington office.
How Dental Veneers Change Smiles
You could get teeth whitening to make your teeth look sparkling white again.
You could get orthodontic care to make your teeth look straight.
And you could get a dental crown to repair a broken or chipped tooth.
Or you might be able to do all of those things at the same time with dental veneers.
Veneers can do for your smile what a new facade can do for a building. Veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth, giving your smile a new and improved outward appearance.
Veneers do two things that make your smile look better. They conceal flaws, and they restore teeth that have been damaged.
If you have stained but otherwise healthy teeth, placing veneers on the front of those teeth will give them a pearly white appearance. For teeth that appear crooked or have gaps between them, a set of veneers can be created that gives you the appearance of a perfectly straight smile with teeth that are spaced evenly from one another.
If you have a tooth or teeth that are worn down, cracked, chipped, or broken, veneers can be used to effectively rebuild them to their original condition or something similar.
You may choose to get one or two veneers to correct issues with one or two teeth, or you can get a set of veneers to create a completely new smile for yourself.