Do you have spaces between your teeth? Are your front teeth chipped or slightly crooked?

You may benefit from a smile makeover. In today’s competitive work environment your smile can enhance your self-image and become the gateway to acceptance and promotion.

In this issue, we will discuss how veneers can be a game-changer in enhancing your smile. It also helps in how you are perceived in the social and corporate worlds. The fact is a healthy smile adds your quality of life.

Your smile is important. Smiling is a relaxed way to show who you are to the world. Your smile expresses your emotions like happiness, love and contentment. It is also a window of communication into your soul expressing confidence, openness, friendship and approval. A welcoming smile also reflects warmth, contentment, good health and self-worth. It can enhance your personal and professional life and inspire others.

So, how do you feel about your smile?

Since smiles are unique to your identity, how do your smile measure up? What would you like your smile to say to others? Is your smile holding you back at all? What changes would you make to your smile?

Cosmetic dentistry can help you to achieve what you see in the mirror of your mind. In fact, you can get a complete smile make over after a comprehensive smile assessment. In cosmetic dentistry, there has been tremendous advancements in materials and techniques to provide more natural and life-like solutions.

Veneers can make a difference. A veneer is a “thin piece of porcelain or hard plastic used to re-create the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength like enamel. They are custom made to the contour of your teeth and are bonded to the tooth’s original enamel during an office visit. It is similar to “fake finger nails” that are glued over the natural ones. Veneers are also a less aggressive option than crowns or “caps.”

Veneers can be used to close gaps or correct small irregularities in the teeth. Patients often choose veneers as a cosmetic solution to enhance the brightness of their teeth and to straighten their smile, correcting issues like discoloration, fractures, or chips.

Veneers aren’t the same as tooth implants or crowns. Veneers cover the front surface of the tooth. Implants, on the other hand, replace the entire tooth. Crowns or “caps” cover the entire tooth, while veneers only cover the front surface of the tooth (which is visible with a smile).

The biggest benefit to veneers is improving the appearance of your teeth, giving you a brighter smile. Dental veneers are often used to treat the following:

  • broken or chipped teeth
  • severe discoloration or uneven coloring that can’t be fixed with whitening
  • gaps in the teeth
  • smaller-than-average teeth
  • pointed or unusually shaped teeth

Veneers can last for more than ten to twelve years. They are considered permanent solutions to your cosmetic needs.

In summary, if your teeth are stained, discolored, worn, chipped, broken, misaligned, misshapen, or have gaps between them, veneers can give you a better smile.

No one should go through life struggling with their confidence because of their teeth. There are many options in cosmetic dentistry. Veneers is a viable option to get you feeling and looking your best.

Dr. Kendal V. O. Major is Founder and CEO of Center for Specialized Dentistry which is a comprehensive family dental practice operating in Nassau and Freeport. He is the first Bahamian Specialist in gum diseases and dental implants since 1989. He also is a certified Fastbraces provider. His practice is located at 89 Collins Avenue, Nassau at (242)325-5165 or [email protected].

Veneers can be life changing – Before

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Veneers can be life changing – After veneers

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