Do you hesitate to smile because you’re embarrassed by your teeth’s appearance? A cosmetic dentist can help you address your concerns to give you a smile you can feel good about. A common cosmetic dental treatment is dental veneers. What are veneers? How can you determine if veneers might be right for you?

What are dental veneers?

A dental veneer is a very thin, tooth-colored cover for a tooth, often made of porcelain. The dentist takes precise measurements of a patient’s teeth so that each custom-made veneer fits perfectly. The dentist also matches the shade of a patient’s teeth so that the veneers will blend with the rest of the teeth for a beautiful, natural look.

What can veneers do?

  • Restore chipped or worn teeth
  • Correct misshapen or discolored teeth
  • Close gaps between teeth

Accidents often leave teeth chipped. Time and use also gradually wear down the edges of teeth. Veneers replace lost tooth structure and prevent further chipping.

Some teeth develop in an unusual form or color. Developmental discoloration often does not respond to whitening treatments. Veneers can correct the shape and size of teeth and give them a uniform color.

The dentist can close bothersome gaps between teeth by using veneers to adjust the shape and size of the teeth to fill in the space.

How can I know if veneers are right for me?

If you experience any of the above conditions, visit a cosmetic dentist. Your dentist will do a thorough examination to help you decide if dental veneers are right for you. We want you to achieve a smile you can show with confidence and pride. Please call us or stop by our South Attleboro office to schedule an appointment.