If you’ve ever done any woodworking, you may be familiar with veneers. They are thin pieces of wood that can be attached to the exterior of a piece of furniture.

Wood veneers can completely change the appearance of a cabinet, entertainment center, or table.

Did you know that Bayou Dental Group can do something similar for your smile? Porcelain veneers are one of the many forms of cosmetic dentistry we offer at our dentist office.

If you live in or near Monroe, LA and you would like to improve your smile, then veneers are one of the most versatile tools available to you.

Keep reading to learn more about what porcelain veneers are and how we have used them to improve the smiles of patients just like you.

How To Get Veneers

First, come to Bayou Dental Group so we can examine your teeth and discuss what you would like to change.

If veneers are a good option for you, we can schedule follow-up appointments to get you the smile that you want in a matter of weeks. That’s right. You can completely change the look of your smile in just a few weeks.

During your initial appointment, we may need to remove some of the enamel from your teeth. This ensures that your veneers will not change your profile when they are bonded to your teeth.

After removing the enamel, we will make impressions, which are sent to the lab. This allows them to make custom-fitted veneers just for your teeth.

When they are ready, you will return to our office, and we will bond your veneers in place. We are confident that you will see a noticeable difference in your smile.

What We Can Do With Veneers

It might be easier to answer what can’t we do with veneers.

We can create a smile for you that you never thought you could have. We plan your veneers carefully so they will look and feel natural on your teeth.

You can think of porcelain veneers as your smile, only better.

With that in mind here are five ways that veneers can fix problems with your teeth:

#1.  Your Teeth Are Crooked

Maybe your couldn’t afford orthodontic care when you were younger. Maybe you wore braces, but did not wear a retainer when your treatment was through and your teeth drifted back to their original position.

Or maybe you were one of the really unlucky few who did your orthodontic treatment, wore your retainer, and yet, your teeth still drifted back years later.

No matter the reason you have crooked teeth, veneers will hide them. The veneers will act as a kind of facade. This will give you a smile that looks like it’s full of perfectly straight teeth.

#2. Your Teeth Have Gaps Between Them

This is similar to the previous situation. You could use orthodontics to fix this, but that could take several months or years to fix.

Veneers can give you a solution in a matter of weeks to a problem that may have bothered you for most of your life.

Some people are fine with a gap in their smile, but other people would rather close that space. Veneers can fill in your gap in a way that still looks and feels natural.

#3. Your Teeth Are Crowded

This can happen as your permanent teeth were coming in. If you spacing was at a premium in your mouth, your teeth may have pressed into one another.

This may have caused some teeth to twist sideways inside your mouth.

Maybe your teeth were fine until your wisdom teeth started coming in. An impacted wisdom tooth may force its way into your mouth and cause your existing teeth to push together.

Veneers can clean up your smile, so that your teeth look parallel to one another and evenly spaced in your mouth.

#4. Your Teeth Are Chipped

Jawbreakers got their name for a reason, yet many people still try to bite into them. Accidents happen, too. If you land the wrong way after tripping or falling, you may hit your teeth on something.

Even professional athletes will miss a pass or drop a ball from time to time. You may have missed one, too, and the ball hit you in the mouth.

Chipped teeth can affect your smile and how you bite or chew your food. Veneers can restore your teeth to their full glory so your smile looks whole once again.

#5. Your Teeth Are Yellow or Discolored

We offer professional teeth whitening, which will work on problems caused by stains. Veneers can be used to cover stains, and they can fix other kinds of discoloration problems (such as worn down enamel or side effects of medication).

By placing veneers over your teeth, your smile can look as white as you want it to be.

Improve Your Smile

You could call this #6 on our list. If you have a combination of the problems mentioned above, veneers can fix them at the same time.

You can have a straight, parallel, evenly spaced, and bright white smile in less time than you may realize with our porcelain veneers. We enjoy helping patients in and near Monroe, LA at our dentist office, and we would be happy to help you, too.

When you are ready to change you smile, call Bayou Dental Group at 586-698-7135 or fill out our online form to make an appointment.