8 Ways Veneers Can Give You Your Smile Back
Unfortunately, many people live in dissatisfaction with their smile, not realizing that they don’t have to live this way. Cosmetic dentistry is an excellent solution for people who want help loving their smile. And the best thing is that your smile makeover can be customized to you—whether you want teeth whitening, a new crown, orthodontics, veneers, or something else. So if your teeth are the reason you don’t feel like smiling, now is the time to discover 8 ways cosmetic dentistry and veneers can give you your smile back.
The Connection Between Veneers and Smile Psychology
Veneers can change the look of your teeth by covering their fronts in a thin shell of dental porcelain. Porcelain veneers are also surprisingly versatile. Many dentists recommend veneers as an alternative to individual dental crowns when treating multiple teeth. But more about that later. Let’s dig deeper into why a smile makeover is so important for your overall health.
Smiling has more health benefits than most people realize. Think of a smile like chocolate. When you indulge in a piece of chocolate, it makes you feel good. Well, smiling makes you feel good too. But why is that? After all, you may raise your eyebrows, lift your arm, or sit down on the couch, but those movements don’t do anything for you other than the function you are trying to serve. So why is it that smiles make us feel something so good?
It all boils down to smile psychology. When we smile, our bodies have a chemical reaction. Our brain releases dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin, which helps lower our anxiety, control our stress, and feel happier. Surprising fact: the chemical used in anti-depressants is serotonin, and our bodies produce it naturally.
But when we smile, it does more than just make us feel good—it makes those around us feel better too. When we smile, it makes others want to smile too. And when they smile, it releases those same chemicals. Consider it a science experiment, or a psychology experiment for that matter. The next time you are in a room full of people, smile. And watch what happens. We’re pretty confident you’ll see a chain reaction.
- Smiles trigger positive feelings.
- When you smile, it promotes better health for everyone.
- Smiling makes people feel rewarded.
- Smiling can help foster good relationships, both personally and professionally.
So what does this all have to do with porcelain veneers? Let us tell you!
8 Problems That This Treatment Can Fix
Veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment for patients with the following conditions:
- Chipped, broken, or cracked teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Excessive staining or tooth discoloration
- Speech impediments due to crooked teeth
- Gaps and spaces between teeth
- Gummy smiles
- Different-sized teeth that don’t blend naturally with one another
- Minor misalignments of the teeth
Veneers can help your teeth appear straighter and correct the above mentioned issues. But when you get veneers, you can expect to experience the following benefits.
- Veneers are stain resistant, so you can eat and drink whatever you want (in moderation, of course).
- Your smile will be bright and white, just like so many celebrities you see on television.
- Though your dentist will need to remove some enamel from the front of your teeth, dental veneers are bonded with your tooth, so less enamel needs to be removed than with a crown.
- Your teeth will take on a balanced, even appearance.
From start to finish, the process of getting your veneers will take about three weeks. You’ll start with an initial cosmetic dental consultation, where we will review your teeth and overall oral health. Then, your temporary veneers will be placed on your teeth while your veneers can be fabricated. You’ll return two or three weeks later for your final visit, where we will affix your permanent veneers to your teeth. Your mouth will heal over the next one or two weeks, and your dentist may recommend over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications to help you manage any discomfort.
And, voila! You now have veneers! With bright, white, aesthetically pleasing teeth, you’ll be sure to start the chain reaction we mentioned earlier. You smile, they smile, and we all smile.
Let Farless Dental Group show you the benefits of veneers.
If you have crooked teeth, discolored teeth, or stained teeth, let your friendly dentist in Greensboro, NC, help you feel like smiling again. Porcelain veneers are a highly effective treatment that can last up to 15 years. And to take care of your veneers, simply brush and floss just as you do your natural teeth.
So what are you waiting for? Request a cosmetic dental consultation with Farless Dental Group today, and let your smile be free and full of confidence.