Over the years, teeth get worn, discolored and change positions. I often have patients who come in feeling self-conscious about their teeth and want a quick fix.
But sometimes it’s more than a couple of teeth that need fixing. If I agree to do “patch” dentistry by replacing old dentistry, I’m not creating a better smile.
I tell patients I don’t want to do something that will add to their collection of dentistry. Instead, I want to add to their quality of life and help them regain confidence in their smile. In these cases, I will typically suggest renewing a patient’s smile with veneers.
Here is how veneers create a winning smile:
Veneers restore harmony in the mouth
Many patients think a nice smile is one with super-white teeth, but there is so much more that goes into a nice smile. Some of the other important elements are proportion, symmetry, gum line esthetics, texture, angulation of the teeth, and preservation of the edges of the teeth. All these things can be corrected with veneers, but sometimes it involves more than just a couple of veneers or whitening.
Veneers are a lifetime investment
It is never too late to invest in your dental health. Unfortunately, I see too many patients over the age of 60 who don’t see the value in properly maintaining their teeth. I point out that if they stopped investing in their house after it was 20 years old, they would soon be living in a shack. There’s no need to let your dental health deteriorate, either. Veneers will last the rest of a patient’s life. And patients who improve their smile with veneers get their investment back every time they flash their pearly whites.
Veneers boost confidence
Some people don’t even realize they need veneers until someone else points it out. I’ve had patients come to me embarrassed because a family member or friend said something about their teeth. After the veneers are in place, sure the smile looks great, but the overall result is so much more than that. I can actually see a glimmer in the patient’s eyes. Not only do veneers give them a beautiful new smile, they’ve regained their confidence. They smile more, and that helps them feel better about themselves. The value of that is priceless.
If you’re looking to regain confidence in your smile, contact our office today.