Teeth are an important part of a person’s appearance. From boardrooms to beaches, a bright, white smile is always in fashion. It helps a person’s confidence and allows for a someone to laugh, smile, and not be self-conscious about their reactions. However, for some people, their teeth have dulled with age, use of stain-causing products like coffee and red wine, or other issues. The first reaction of many whose teeth are dulling is to use whitening toothpastes or other over the counter whiteners, such as strips. Even some in-office dental whitening treatments may not have the effect you need. If so, you may be ready for dental veneers.
What are dull teeth?
While most of us are blessed with white teeth at birth, we may end up losing that bright and shining luster over time. Foods gradually stain our teeth and dark colored beverages such as coffee, red wine, or dark beer end up dulling our teeth. What were formerly bright, white teeth can be dulled into a grayish yellow causing self-consciousness. Few are totally comfortable with dull teeth and even fewer would want it.
What are veneers?
Veneers are what many people see when they see the brilliant, white teeth of many older people. These thin shells, often made from either a composite material or porcelain, are placed in front of dull teeth to mask the degradation of color even if the tooth itself is still medically healthy. For many, this is a welcome solution after years of frustrating whitening treatments that may not work and cost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars over time.
Why would I consider veneers?
Whitening treatments are a great first step for so many whose teeth have begun to dull. We offer teeth whitening at our Newbury Park office. Veneers are a natural next step for those who may not be ready or want implants but who still want to look presentable for work, family functions, and other occasions. Our Thousand Oaks dentists can also take care of this for you.
Are there any other benefits to veneers?
Veneers are a great way to give yourself a new, white smile but there are a few other benefits to getting veneers. They’re also helpful for strengthening imperfections in your teeth and covering up other gaps or issues such as chips. Additionally, for teeth that have been worn down, they can provide a lengthening effect to help ensure that you have a straight smile.
How do I get veneers?
Over the course of a few visits, our Newbury Park office can help guide you and ensure your goals are aligned with your dental needs. Following another consultation, our office will begin placing veneers on your teeth and adjusting as necessary so you can be confident in a smile that demonstrates your confidence and happiness in flashing a now pearly white smile. Once you have your veneers in place, you don’t need to take any more care than you would with your regular teeth. Regular brushing and flossing suffice to keep your smile brilliantly white.
What should I do if I think I should get veneers?
Our Thousand Oaks office can answer any question you may have about veneers. Make an appointment for a free consultation at our Newbury Park office today so we can help you get the white smile you deserve!