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By Advanced Dental Concepts
December 22, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Veneers  

Find out what dental problems could signal that it’s time to consider getting veneers in Andover.

No one has the perfect smile; however, we put a lot of stock in a nice set of teeth. In fact, this is often the first feature we notice upon meeting someone and it can affect our professional, personal and dating life. Therefore, it might seem important for you to maintain a healthy smile. But what if you have dental flaws that are keeping you from the smile you want? No problem! Your Andover dentist offers a variety of cosmetic procedures including dental veneers to give you the smile you want.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored porcelain shells that permanently adhere to the front of teeth to cover up aesthetic dental flaws. To begin the process, we first remove a small part of your tooth’s healthy enamel. Then we match the veneer color to the rest of your smile to give you a natural-looking new smile. Lastly, we will apply a special cement between your tooth and the veneer and then use a light beam to adhere the veneers to your teeth.

What problems do dental veneers in Andover fix?

Dental veneers can be used to treat a variety of different problems:

  • To cover severe stains
  • To hide visible chips or cracks
  • To hide crooked, overcrowded or misshapen teeth
  • To close gaps between teeth

If you have any of these problems, then dental veneers could help!

When should I consider getting dental veneers in Andover?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I feel self-conscious about my smile?
  • Do flaws in my teeth cause me to smile less or spend less time in public?
  • Do I feel less confident talking to people because of my smile?
  • Do I want to improve my smile?
  • Do I suffer from one of the aforementioned dental problems?
  • Will my dental insurance cover the cost of my veneers?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it might be the perfect time to consider getting dental veneers.

Who shouldn’t get dental veneers?

Since we have to shave down some of your natural tooth’s enamel this procedure is not reversible, so you may not want to opt for dental veneers if you think you may not want your new smile later on. Also, those who have a habit of using their teeth as tools (e.g. opening bags with teeth; biting nails) are more likely to damage their veneers.

If you are interested in dental veneers in Andover, then give our office a call. We will first schedule a consultation to make sure veneers are right for you. Once we deem you an ideal candidate for treatment we can finally give you the new smile you’ve been wanting.