Smile, You’ve Got Veneers!
We live in a fast-paced, online, interactive world. Between Instagram, selfies, and social media, someone could be taking your photo and posting it online in a matter of minutes.
If that happened right now, would you be happy with your smile? Would you be happy with your teeth?
If not, that’s OK. Millions of people are unhappy with some aspect of their smiles.
In a recent survey by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), 48 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds reported that they had untagged themselves in a picture on social media because they were not happy with their smiles.
In that same survey, 36 percent of Americans said they believed a better smile would give them a better social life. And 22 percent believe a better smile would improve their love lives.
If you are looking for a way to fix your smile, veneers could be the solution you are looking for. Contact Hubbard and Leath Dental in Rochester Hills to learn more.
Veneers for better looking teeth
When you look in the mirror or at a picture of yourself, what would you want to change about your smile?
No matter your answer, veneers might be able to fix your smile. Veneers remain one of most effective services in cosmetic dentistry.
You probably know someone who smiles freely and often. That person probably comes across to others confident and self-assured, and it shows in his or her smile.
Veneers can help give you that kind of smile, too. Now, veneers can’t fix every issue, but they can fix a lot of things you may not like about your teeth. Here are a few examples:
• Crooked teeth — That AAO survey also found that 78 percent of people perceive adults with crooked teeth as unsuccessful. That may not be a fair assessment, but it is the perception.
If you have crooked teeth, you may dream of that straight smile that your friends and co-workers have. Or maybe you have seen picture after picture of perfect smiles with perfectly straight teeth in celebrity magazines. Veneers can give you that same kind of smile, too.
• Yellow teeth — You may have stained or yellow teeth for a lot of reason. The foods you eat and beverages you drink may cause stains or yellowing. If you are taking certain medications, yellow teeth can be a side effect. And if you use any kind of tobacco product, you are risking yellow teeth (along with other health risks).
Veneers can restore your smile to a pearly white.
• Chipped or broken teeth — You may have been living with a chipped tooth for decades, or you may have lost part of your tooth in a recent accident. Either way, missing part of your tooth can leave you feeling like something is missing in your smile, too.
Once again, veneers may be the best way to give you the appearance of a full set of complete teeth.
• Gaps between teeth — Some people show off the gaps in their teeth, but other people are uncomfortable with how those gaps make them feel. If you would like to “close the gap”, veneers can give you the appearance of uniformly spaced teeth.
Getting your veneers
Veneers are kind of like the cover for your cellular phone. The cover serves a protective purpose, but it also changes the look of your phone.
Our porcelain or resin veneers look just like your natural teeth, only whiter, straighter, and more complete.
If you decide to get veneers, we will bond them to the front of your teeth. Each set of veneers is custom-fitted to the teeth of the person who receives them.
Once your veneers are set in place, you will be able to see an immediate difference in your smile. Many of our patients also feel an improved sense of self-confidence when they see their smiles, and that makes us feel good, too.
Feel better about yourself today
Remember that AAO survey we mentioned earlier? It found that 14 percent of people who are unhappy with their teeth believe they might be missing out on a better job because of their teeth.
If you are unhappy with your smile, veneers could give you the confidence those people are seeking. We certainly can’t promise that veneers will lead to a promotion or a job offer, but they might just help you believe in yourself a little more.
If you want to learn more about veneers or schedule an appointment to fix your smile, fill out our online form or call Hubbard and Leath Dental in Rochester Hills.