Making a good first impression is more important than most of us want to admit. Studies have shown that, on first meeting someone, most people first look at their eyes, then the rest of their face and then their teeth. So having misshapen, discolored or missing teeth can greatly affect the opinion formed when you meet others.
Knowing this, many people have, consciously or unconsciously, changed their habits and stopped smiling as much. This really does not help as it just gives the impression that you are not as happy or friendly as you really are. To make things worse, having problems with teeth can easily lead to other overall health problems if the oral problems are not rectified.
Fortunately, there have been incredible advances in the last several years in what dentists can do to correct these situations. And the best news is that often they can do it for less cost than you would think. One of the most outstanding services that have given countless people their original beautiful smile back is porcelain veneers.
If you are not familiar with veneers, you really should check these out. Dentists generally will give you a free exam and then explain what your options and estimated costs are. What you will find is that the procedures do not take long and may cost less than you thought. By using porcelain veneers, your dentist can completely correct teeth that are stained or misshapen. Veneers can also be used to repair teeth with damaged enamel.
Although by many they are viewed as a modern miracle, one thing porcelain veneers cannot do is replace teeth. They can only improve the appearance of your existing teeth. If you are also missing teeth, you should look into the possibility of having dental implants, or implants used as anchors for dentures or bridges.
During the installation of veneers, they are bonded to the surface of the tooth and will cover gaps and holes and can be used to fix cracks or chips. Veneers will also often sheild your natural teeth from more damage in the future.
Porcelain Veneers are one of the quickest, most economical ways for people to restore their lovely smiles. If you are afraid you have not been making the best first impression, you owe it to yourself to visit the dentist and see if veneers can help you. If you are in the midwest and looking for a dentist, St Louis has one of the best in Dr. Steven West. Dr West’s many great reviews on Google and Demandforce are a testament to the quality of care he and his team provide.