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5 Smile Flaws Easily Corrected with Veneers

A shocking 57% of your fellow Americans are embarrassed by their smile. Many of them go to great lengths to hide their teeth in public. 

If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place — and Dr. Sandi E. Silva can help. 

Our team has years of experience helping folks like you correct their smile problems. But before you resign yourself to months of braces or invasive procedures, consider veneers

Veneers are thin porcelain or ceramic shells we create to fit snugly over your teeth, instantly transforming your smile. 

Here’s a closer look at their most popular uses to see if you’re a candidate. 

1. Crooked or misaligned teeth

Braces have long reigned supreme as saviors of a problematic bite, and our personalized Invisalign® treatment can discreetly correct just about any alignment problem you have. But why go through months of treatment for only one or two crooked teeth?  

With veneers, we can carefully correct minor alignment problems by gently reshaping your natural teeth and fitting them with a veneer to make them appear straighter. 

Veneers only require a handful of appointments to prepare your teeth, create the veneer(s), and apply them. After a few visits, you can completely transform your smile. 

2. Deep and stubborn staining

Nothing beats our in-office teeth whitening treatments to eradicate stubborn superficial stains. But some stains go a lot deeper — all the way to the tooth's center. When those stains develop, even professional teeth whitening doesn’t stand a chance. 

Enter veneers.

Veneers cover those set-in stains and completely hide them from view. Dr. Silva also custom-tints your veneers, ensuring they match your surrounding teeth. That means they can conceal unsightly stains while blending seamlessly and naturally with the rest of your smile. 

We recommend veneers for deep stains and discoloration in response to tooth disease, medication use, illness, or aging.

3. Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth

Are you bothered by a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth? Those imperfections detract from your smile and put the tooth's health at risk. 

Veneers quickly conceal these problems with custom-tinted veneers, restoring your tooth’s appearance and strength. 

4. Odd or misshapen teeth

Everyone wishes they were born with perfectly shaped teeth like the folks on magazine covers, but even movie stars have likely had some work done. In reality, most of us have at least one tooth that is small, pointy, or oddly shaped. 

Fortunately, veneers can fix the issue. Dr. Silva customizes your veneers to cover rogue teeth and create natural symmetry so your smile looks born-with-it perfect. 

5. Gaps or spaces between teeth

Do you have gaps or large spaces between your teeth? That causes more than your aesthetic to suffer. Spaces and gaps allow food particles to get stuck easily, increasing your chances of decay-causing bacteria. 

If you’re ready to say goodbye to gaps and hello to better oral health, we can use veneers to conceal unattractive, unhealthy gaps. This approach leaves your smile beautiful, healthy, and protected for the long haul.

The bottom line

Dr. Silva can place veneers in 1-2 office visits and give you a brand new smile almost instantaneously. The best part? Veneers are easy to care for with brushing, flossing, and dental checkups, leaving you with a low-maintenance, cost-effective solution that can last years.

If you’d like to see if veneers are right for you, call our friendly staff or request an appointment online at our Tustin, California, office today. 

Sandi Silva, DDS