an X-ray showing that a patient needs dental veneers

5 Signs You Need Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are a quick and noninvasive way to restore your smile, but many people don’t realize that they’re perfect candidates for this procedure. Below are five signs that you should consider veneers.

  1. You had braces.

    When people get their braces removed, they’re often horrified to find that there is some discoloration where their brackets once were. If you’re looking to fix this, veneers are an option. However, don’t rush into this process. If you are fitted for veneers too soon after your braces are removed, there’s a chance your teeth could shift from their position at the time of impression to their position at the time the veneers being applied.

  2. You have gapped teeth.

    This is one of the more common reasons that people elect to get veneers. Having a gap in your teeth can be a source of social embarrassment and negatively impact your self-confidence. Thankfully, veneers can easily and painlessly address this problem. Closing a gap often only requires two veneers to look natural, which is much more inexpensive than having all of your teeth covered.

  3. You have discoloration.

    There are a number of reasons why people develop stains on their teeth. Sometimes beverages like coffee or tea can gradually brown teeth; other times medication or illness can cause teeth to become discolored. Veneers are an easy fix to this problem and are much harder to stain than real teeth—which means that you won’t have to worry about it in the future.

  4. You have chipped teeth.

    Whether they’re from an automobile accident or from a night of having too much fun, chipped teeth can be unsightly and potentially sharp and painful on your tongue or lips. Dental veneers can give you back an intact smile and make your chipped teeth look brand-new again.

  5. You don’t like smiling.

    Smiling is one of the most natural and beneficial things a person can do, but for people who are embarrassed of their teeth, it’s something that happens rarely. Veneers can boost your self-esteem and keep you from worrying about potentially embarrassing situations with your teeth. Who knows, you might find that they give you an entirely new lease on life!

Last Updated: July 29, 2014