The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that about 45 percent of Americans believe that a smile is the most attractive feature a person can have. The same study also found that people with imperfect smiles were often seen as less attractive (37 percent) and less confident (25 percent) than their perfect smile counterparts. If you think a good smile goes a long way and you’re looking to hide certain imperfections for good, consider getting dental veneers at Dr. George Salem and Associates, PC in Braintree, MA.
Dental veneers are ideal for those looking to fix these common dental problems:
- - Small gaps between teeth
- - Minor overlapping
- - Severe discolorations
- - Chipped, cracked, and fractured teeth
- - Misshapen or crooked teeth
If you’re experiencing any of these problems and looking for a way to hide these problems, dental veneers in Braintree could be the easy solution. What makes dental veneers so great?
They are non-invasive
You don’t have to worry about needles, surgeries or countless hours spent in the dental chair. The procedure is quick and virtually painless.
There is minimal tooth preparation needed
While dental crowns require a significant amount of your natural tooth to be shaved down, dental veneers do not. Before we put on your veneers, we will only need to shave down about a ½ millimeter of your tooth’s enamel to make room for your veneers. Removing this minimal amount of enamel ensures that your veneers will fit properly and won’t look bulky.
They look natural
We create veneers that match the rest of your smile, so you won’t have to worry about a mismatched set of teeth. We will match contouring and color to ensure that your smile is uniform and natural. You’ll fool everyone into thinking you were just born with a perfect smile.
Are there any downsides to veneers?
Since some enamel is removed from your natural tooth, this treatment option is irreversible. If you want dental veneers, then you have to be ready to have them forever. Also, since this is a cosmetic procedure, some insurance companies may not cover the cost of your treatment. Always talk to your health insurance provider about which dental treatments are covered and which ones are not.
Are veneers right for everyone?
If you are an avid nail biter or tooth grinder, veneers might not be right for you. While veneers are made from durable porcelain, they are not meant to bend or flex, as this can cause them to break. Ditch the nail biting habit or consider a mouthguard to protect your beautiful new smile from damage.