How Dental Veneers Came To Help Beautify Smiles

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If you’re embarrassed about how your teeth look, there is a fast solution: Call our Lake Worth, FL dental office at 561-877-3673 and schedule an appointment for dental veneers. Dr. Suarez has helped many people’s smiles look amazing thanks to dental veneers. You can go from being embarrassed to being in love with your smile, but you need to call first.

What Are Dental Veneers?

The whole point of cosmetic dentistry is to make your smile look amazing. When your smile looks damaged or stained, you are not going to be happy with it. You can also worry about what others might think when they see your teeth.

Dental veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment, but they also help protect and restore your teeth. Once Dr. Suarez places then on your teeth, your smile is instantly transformed into something that you’re proud to show others.

Your dental veneers will be thin shells designed to fit your teeth in particular. In the dental veneer procedure, Dr. Suarez artfully bonds them to the front of your teeth. This turns a stained, damaged smile into one that looks bright and healthy.

At our Lake Worth, FL dental office, you can choose from two dental veneer options.

  • Traditional veneers are porcelain and look amazing. To sit flush with your teeth, Dr. Suarez will need to remove a thin layer of enamel.
  • Lumineers are made from a special material that’s just as natural looking as porcelain but much stronger. That means Lumineers are so thin that you will need little enamel removed at all.

The Origin Of Dental Veneers

Where do dental veneers come from? The movies, of course. Actors have always had to worry about how they look. Even in the early days of movies, they wore makeup so they looked better on camera.

Their teeth needed makeup too. The first dental veneers were acrylic (not porcelain) and had trouble sticking to teeth. You could get through a scene with them, but then they’d fall off. Still, it was often better than how their teeth really looked back then.

Eventually, someone took a cue from house painters. When they want paint to stick to a strong wall, they lightly etch the wall’s surface. This creates tiny grooves that paint grabs onto. Dentists began painlessly etching tiny, almost-invisible marks on teeth. That helped dental veneers stay on teeth.

By the 1950s, dentistry had come a long way. New “space age” materials were being invented, and a version of porcelain is now used to make your dental veneers look just like the real thing. Such changes are still going on today, which is why Dr. Suarez is trained to offer the extra thin Lumineers.

How Dental Veneers Can Improve Your Teeth

Dental veneers cover small gaps between teeth, so your smile look straight.

Because you keep using your teeth to tear, crush, and mash food, they probably have moved a bit since you had braces. It’s not uncommon to look in the mirror and see small but noticeable gaps between your teeth.

Dental veneers can help with this, too. Dr. Suarez can make sure your dental veneers are a little longer in spots. Once placed on your teeth, these can cover those small gaps. Your smile will look like you had some extra orthodontic work done.

Dental veneers hide dingy, dark stains from coffee, tobacco, and more.

Many adults have been drinking coffee or tea for decades. It’s probably the most popular drink in America these days. The problem is that your enamel can slowly but surely get stained by dark food and drink. It’s a slow process, so you probably didn’t notice it happening. If you use tobacco, those stains are worse.

By covering the front of your teeth, dental veneers hide all of those stains. Instead, people will only see the look of bright, healthy enamel.

Dental veneers seal up chips and cracks so they are hidden and protected.

Enamel is tough, but it can get more than just stained. Bad accidents or injuries can leave your teeth cracked or chipped. Even if it doesn’t hurt, it makes your tooth weak and unsightly. Plus, such damage tends to grow worse over time.

Dental veneers pull double duty here. First, they hide chips and cracks so your teeth look healthy. Second, they seal up damaged areas so they do not get worse. This keeps your teeth strong and beautiful.

Call us TODAY at 561-877-3673 or use our convenient online form to schedule your appointment for dental veneers. Whether you go with traditional veneers or ultra-thin Lumineers, Dr. Suarez has the advanced training needed to place them correctly on your teeth.