5 Reasons You Should Consider Veneers

Do your discolored, misshapen, or crooked teeth make smiling an embarrassment? 

Tea, coffee, soda, or red wine can make your teeth yellow, brown, or gray with constant exposure over time. If you skipped braces as a kid, your teeth can be crooked or have an unsightly gap between them. 

Veneers can give you a smile you’re proud to flash. Dr. Kiran Rapal is a veneer expert who can give you a picture-perfect smile. Here are five reasons to consider veneers.  

Veneers explained

Dental veneers are thin porcelain or composite shells that are affixed to the front side of your teeth. When you decide to get veneers, Dr. Rapal will take images of the teeth that will receive the veneers. She’ll remove a very thin enamel layer to prepare the tooth for the veneer, then bond the veneer to your tooth with a special adhesive. 

Here’s how veneers can transform your look and smile. 

1.Transform crooked or misshapen teeth into a straight, even smile

Teeth that are crooked, misshapen, too long, or too short can wreck your smile. Veneers can cover up these problems and give you a straight smile. Veneers change the size and shape of your teeth in a day or two. Braces, on the other hand, can take years to straighten your teeth.

2. Say goodbye to discoloration

Discolored teeth can be the first thing people notice about you. During your appointment, Dr. Rapal skims the top layer of the teeth and affixes white, bright, beautiful veneers to give you a pristine smile. If you have only one or two discolored teeth, Dr. Rapal can apply a veneer that matches your surrounding teeth, so no one can tell you have a veneer.

3. Strengthen teeth

Veneers can do more than just make your smile gorgeous. The porcelain or resin shells can strengthen your teeth. 

No-prep veneers such as Lumineers® last about 5 to 7 years. Traditional veneers, which require more prep and take off more tooth under the enamel, last between 10 and 15 years. Some veneers lasted up to 20 years

4. Fix cracked teeth

Veneers can fix a cracked or damaged tooth faster and easier than a crown or implant. Of course, a veneer may not be able to cure every type of crack. But a veneer might be an alternative to more invasive solutions.

5. Increase your confidence

When your smile is gorgeous, and you have the Hollywood grin you’ve always wanted, your self-confidence is bound to zoom. 

If you’d like to know if veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment by calling Dr. Rapal’s office at (408) 864-7010, or by using our online booking tool.