How Many Smile Flaws are Easily Corrected With Veneers

You may have heard that dental veneers are the secret behind many picture-perfect celebrity smiles. But did you know that veneers can also help correct a number of common dental imperfections allowing you to transform your smile quickly and easily? 

At Englewood Dentistry, led by experienced cosmetic and general dentist Roshana Sherzoy, we offer a full range of dental veneers to patients in the Englewood, New Jersey area. Read on to find out about the types of imperfections our dental veneers can cover. 

Chipped and cracked teeth

If you’ve ever chipped a tooth from falling down, biting into something hard, or experiencing a facial injury, you’re not alone. Immediately after chipping or cracking a tooth, Dr. Sherzoy examines and repairs your tooth with a filling or bonding. 

However, this may not always fully recover your tooth’s aesthetic appearance. Luckily, chipped and cracked teeth are very easy to cover with dental veneers, allowing you to restore the look of a healthy tooth.

Enamel erosion

Your tooth enamel is one of the hardest substances in the body. However, it can get eroded over time by acidic foods and drinks, such as citrus fruits, carbonated beverages, and sugary treats. 

Additionally, some medical diseases, such as acid reflux, can expose your teeth to higher levels of your stomach acids leading to increased erosion over time. This can lead to yellowing of the teeth, discoloration, and thinning of the enamel. 

Unfortunately, this enamel can’t be regenerated by the body, but it can be covered by veneers to recreate a healthy smile.

Excess gums 

If your smile often seems to include just as much of your gums as your teeth, you might have a so-called “gummy smile.” Most smiles show around 2 millimeters of gum, while people with gummy smiles might show over three or four millimeters.

This can be caused by genetics, including a short upper lip, small teeth, or extra gum tissue. However, it can also be caused by your teeth getting worn down over time, making your teeth look smaller and your gums appear more prominent. 

Traditionally, fixing gummy smiles could involve invasive surgeries or dental damage. Luckily, veneers are a great way to improve the proportions of your smile by lengthening the appearance of your teeth.

Discoloration and deep-set stains

Many people develop stains from drinking tea, coffee, red wine, eating sugary foods, and so on. Dr. Sherzoy can remove most of these surface stains in-office with teeth whitening systems, such as Zoom!® teeth whitening and Opalescence® Boost.

However, some stains might be harder to remove with traditional teeth whitening treatments because they are on the deeper layers of your tooth, such as the dentin. This deep-set staining can be caused by certain medications, genetics, or medical problems. 

If you’re struggling with deep-set stains, veneers offer a permanent and dramatic alternative to teeth whitening treatments.

Minor crowding or gaps

You might be surprised to hear that there’s a way to get a straight smile without braces, Invisalign®, or any other orthodontic procedures. If your smile has small gaps and minor crowding that doesn’t cause any bite issues, veneers can easily correct their appearance. 

Veneers can help a wide range of cosmetic concerns, making them a safe, easy, and effective way to transform your smile almost instantaneously. If you’re curious to find out whether veneers are right for you, contact Englewood Dentistry by calling 201-345-7559 or booking an appointment online.

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