When you have a healthy, beautiful smile, you’re eager to share it with the world! White teeth, evenly aligned and with no trace of damage or decay, are definitely something you want to show off. If you aren’t one of the fortunate few who come by a dazzling smile naturally, dental veneers might be your answer.
Dental veneers are much easier to attach these days, with less chance of coming loose, due to advances in adhesives. With proper oral hygiene and care, your smile-transforming veneers can last 10 years or longer.
However, veneers can do so much more for you than just whiten and brighten your smile; they have health benefits that extend beyond your radiant appearance. A healthy smile is a dazzling smile, brimming with confidence.
Healthy teeth mean a healthy heart
The condition of your teeth can have a lasting impact on your overall health. Decay that creates cavities in your teeth can also irritate your gums, leaving them open to bacteria, and causing them to turn red, swollen, and painful. This scenario can lead to periodontitis, which in turn allows bacteria to seep below the gumline. From there, it’s on to your bloodstream.
As bacteria courses through your bloodstream, it causes inflammation in your blood vessels, much like the inflammation in your gums. When your bloodstream is imperiled, so is your heart. When veneers keep the bacteria and decay away, none of this chain of events gets to happen.
How veneers can protect your health
If you have teeth that are worn down due to trauma or genetics, decay is likely inevitable. If your teeth are not in their best shape, attaching veneers builds up and protects them, preventing and arresting further decay. It’s why veneers are often suggested in place of dental caps.
Erosion of your tooth enamel is common and can have any number of causes. The things you drink and eat, medicines, acid reflux, excessive tooth-brushing, and plaque buildup as a result of poor oral hygiene are some of the usual suspects. Enamel won’t grow back, so when it’s gone, so is the protection it gives your teeth from bacteria and decay.
While veneers offer an excellent treatment for enamel erosion, they come in a variety of natural-looking colors, and they feel like healthy teeth as well. What’s more, the investment you make in your beautiful new veneers might just encourage you to practice healthy oral hygiene, including getting your regular dental check-ups.
Veneers are a confidence booster
Most people aren’t happy with their natural teeth, for any number of reasons, it seems, ranging from gaps and crooked, or misaligned teeth, to a stained and not-so-white smile. The beauty of veneers is that they can fix the problems that rob you of your confidence, and in return leave you with a beautiful smile.
Veneers are made of material that closely mimics the look and feel of your natural teeth. They can be positioned to camouflage minor aesthetic issues such as slightly crooked teeth or a gap. Veneers aren’t an orthodontic device, so should you have a need for orthodontia you will need to discuss that with your dentist.
Veneers will whiten your smile without appearing artificial. You can even go several shades whiter than your natural teeth, if they are stained and discolored. With dental veneers, that dazzling smile you’ve always wanted is waiting for you.
For a gorgeous, healthy smile
For a gorgeous smile and healthy teeth, contact us at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville and find out what dental veneers can do for you. Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb and her staff will set up an appointment and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
We proudly serve Bernardsville, New Jersey, and surrounding areas. Contact our office today and get ready to show off that perfect smile. With your new dental veneers from Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, you’ll have plenty to smile about.