If your front most teeth are larger or jut out more than the rest of your teeth, they can dominate your smile and make your other front teeth look shadowed and dark. This is often referred to as a “narrow smile.” In some cases, it requires orthodontic treatment, but often your smile can be widened and brightened with veneers.
Treating Your Narrow Smile
A narrow smile can make your mouth look smaller and can also make the less-prominent front teeth look dark, discolored, or smaller. If the front teeth are more prominent because of an alignment issue, you might need orthodontic treatment. However, in many cases your smile can be evened out using cosmetic treatment.
Dental veneers are a versatile treatment that can make your teeth look whiter, more symmetrical, and more even. This type of treatment is relatively non-invasive and can make a dramatic difference in how your smile looks. These thin porcelain shells cover the front surfaces of the teeth and are carefully shaped and color-matched so they look natural and don’t detract from your appearance with a “plastic,” opaque look sometimes seen in cosmetic and restorative treatments.
Dental veneers are a versatile treatment that can make your teeth look whiter, more symmetrical, and more even.
Dental Veneers and How They Work
Veneers are made of porcelain for the most natural-looking results. Because porcelain is semi-translucent, it reflects light much like your natural enamel does. It can also be color-matched to your teeth so your treated teeth won’t look significantly different from your other teeth. It is also very strong and durable, and will last for many years if you take good care of your treated teeth.
Usually, a small layer of enamel must be removed from the surface of your teeth to make room for the veneer. Your dentist will prepare your teeth and then make molds that will be used to manufacture the final veneers. This usually takes a few days, during which time you’ll have temporary veneers placed on your teeth to protect them. When the final restorations arrive, you’ll return to the dentist to have them set permanently in place. After this process is complete, you can enjoy your new, wider smile.
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