An attractive, healthy looking smile extends far beyond the health of your mouth. Many people believe that brushing and flossing is all it takes to ensure that a winning smile stays that way.
However, not everyone is blessed with perfect teeth, and for most people there are some imperfections we would want to address, such as staining, discoloration, or widening a narrow smile. Developments in cosmetic dentistry, however, reflect a larger range of treatments available, from veneers to teeth whitening to dental implants.
A narrow smile is one that appears constricted due to the teeth pointing down or inwards towards the interior of the mouth while the front teeth point prominently outwards. Those with a narrow smile are an ideal candidate for improvement by a cosmetic dentist, and a popular method of widening this type of smile is through the use of veneers. Veneers are small, thin shells that are affixed onto existing teeth by a cosmetic dentist in such a fashion that they can alter the look of the patient’s smile to produce a desired appearance.
Veneers are typically constructed from thin porcelain, and they can be customized to fit the patient’s mouth in a range of ways, such as size and coloration, so that a narrow smile can be broadened with ease. Teeth can appear realigned, longer or fuller through the use of this simple, yet highly effective technique.
A cosmetic dentist removes a small amount of a patient’s tooth enamel in preparation for the tooth to receive the veneer; dental imprints are taken and the veneers are then manufactured according to the desired result in a dental lab. Once the veneers have been delivered back to the dentist, he bonds the veneers into place on top of the teeth to produce the enhanced smile.
The end result is not just a smile that is more attractive, but also natural, as the veneers are translucent. Thus, allowing the teeth’s natural color to shine through.
Veneers can be used to treat not just narrow smiles, but other smile anomalies, too. Teeth that are slightly misaligned, severely stained or damaged can all be treated with dental veneers, so whatever imperfection your smile might have, there’s an excellent chance a cosmetic dentist can address your concerns through the use of dental veneers.
To find out if you are a candidate for dental veneers, contact Dakota Prosthodontics & Implant Center today to schedule your personal consultation.