Damaged, stained or other flawed teeth have an immediate impact on the appearance of an individual's smile. But, what about the other, not so visible effects?
One effect of a damaged smile is that it can make the individual who owns it unhappy. Unhappiness, insecurity and embarrassment over the fact they've "let themselves get that way" can cause serious negative emotional consequences.
These feelings may also ruin relationships and prevent some individuals from enjoying the quality of life they deserve because they avoid social occasions or being active because of their smiles.
If you're focused on your smile's appearance, always stressing over how people will perceive your smile or you cover your smile, you're missing out on life going on around you.
But you don't have to.
You can improve the appearance of your smile with dental veneers from Dr. Ron Konig. Veneers are an ideal option to help make the smile flaws that make you feel self-conscious disappear.
Veneers are durable shells custom-made to fit your teeth's shape, size and color and are bonded over your natural teeth and can dramatically transform your smile.
Are you wondering if veneers will work for you? Here are some specific problems dental veneers can cover:
Stains. Do you enjoy a cup of coffee daily or a glass of red wine now and then? If you can't resist these dark drinks, you should keep in mind that your tooth enamel can't either - but in terms of stains.
Teeth can also become stained over the years for a range of other reasons, too, including poor oral hygiene, some health conditions and certain medications. The aging process can also contribute to changes in the color of the smile.
Dental veneers can improve the color of the smile to give you a whiter, but still natural, look. Veneers are also stain-resistant, so you don't have to worry about discoloration.
Gaps. Gaps between teeth can be cute or a trademark on some people (think Michael Strahan), but for many others, gaps between their teeth can make them feel insecure or embarrassed to smile.
Crowding or overlapping. Slightly crooked or overlapping teeth can cause insecurity, too. You may think you need braces to fix these dental issues, but veneers are often considered instant orthodontics and can help to cover the spaces between teeth and crooked teeth. But, if you are considering orthodontics for a permanent way to fix smile flaws, talk to Dr. Konig about options such as Anterior Growth Guide Appliances (AGGA).
Imperfections. Nothing is perfect, and although your teeth are very strong, regular use and irregular abuse can leave flaws such as cracks, chips and nicks in your enamel. While these imperfections look bad, they also leave your teeth at risk of health issues such as tooth decay and infections.
Dental veneers can help to not only cover these flaws, but also protect your damaged teeth, so your smile is safe and strong for years.
Are you interested in learning more about dental veneers and if they will work for you? Give Dr. Ron Konig a call at 713-668-2289 to schedule a consultation.