Do Veneers Correct Gaps in Teeth?

Do Veneers Correct Gaps in Teeth?

Posted by HEALTHY SMILES OF BIRMINGHAM on Mar 13 2023, 06:33 AM

A gap-toothed smile is often perceived as an attractive smile, but gaps can also be an undesirable feature. If your teeth appear smaller than normal, or if gaps cause you embarrassment, you might want to consider cosmetic dental procedures that build back the missing tooth structure.

A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that is bonded to the front of your teeth. They are custom-made for your mouth to contour to your smile and match the shape and size of your other teeth.

What Are the Advantages of Veneers?

  • They are an effective treatment when worn on either upper or lower teeth or both; they can even help correct slight misalignments, so patients don't have to bother with braces
  • They are stain resistant, which makes them easy to maintain and ideal for patients with active lifestyles or busy lifestyles
  • They offer a nice aesthetic improvement that can boost a patient's confidence, which improves their overall health

These advantages make porcelain veneers a great solution for many patients who feel self-conscious about their smile. By improving the appearance of their teeth with cosmetic dentistry treatments, many patients are able to enjoy greater social and professional success than they previously had when their smile was imperfect.

Are Veneers Painful?

No, they are not. Your dentist will administer local anesthesia around and beneath the tooth being treated. This should not cause any pain, but if it does, you should notify the doctor right away. They can adjust the level of anesthesia as necessary to ensure maximum comfort throughout the procedure. Once the anesthetic wears off, you may experience some mild discomfort and/or sensitivity in the treatment area. This can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers as well as ice packs applied to the affected area immediately following the procedure.

How to Care for Veneers?

  • Brushing and flossing regularly will keep your new smile healthy and plaque-free. Be sure to use a toothbrush with soft bristles to avoid scratching the surface of your veneers. You may also want to use a water flosser or water pick to remove food particles between your teeth.
  • Avoid biting your nails or using your teeth to open packages. These habits can scratch or even break your veneers.
  • Avoid chewing on hard foods that can break down your restorations. This includes ice, candy, and even nuts. If you smoke cigarettes, consider quitting to reduce your risk of gum disease.
  • Visit your dentist every six months for routine check-ups and cleanings. This ensures your veneers remain free of damage and prevents cavities and gum disease.

Please get in touch with us through online consultation or by calling us at (205) 875-4650, and we'll guide you further.

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