|Regardless of what causes unattractive teeth, dental veneers may solve most
or even all of your cosmetic dental issues, including:
*Worn enamel: Over time, the thin, hard white substance covering your teeth
(enamel) may become worn, dulled, and discolored. Such wear and
discoloration may be natural or the result of a genetic predisposition;
however, it is often a result of your habits (soft drink, tea, or coffee
consumption, smoking, medication use, etc.).
*Wear and tear: Teeth naturally wear down as people age. Aged teeth are
more likely to have chips, cracks or a generally uneven appearance.
*Genetics: Certain people may be born with abnormal spacing between the
teeth that grows wider as they age.
*Uneven teeth: Uneven teeth can result from tooth grinding
or general wear and tear.
|Dental veneers are custom-designed shells of
tooth-like ceramic material that, when applied
over the surface of a tooth, can cover worn tooth
enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing and
chips or cracks.
Dental veneers fall into the category of cosmetic
dentistry because they create a bright, white smile
with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth. Even
better, the translucent ceramic quality of today's
veneers provides a more natural look than what's
been available in the past.
|Dr. Keith S. West, DMD