Helma Philips, DDS
Aesthetic, Restorative & Implant Dentistry in Midtown NYC

5 Ways Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

September 23, 2022
Posted By: Helma Philips, DDS
woman smiling after getting porcelain veneers

Few people, including celebrities, are born with perfect teeth. However, more often than not, those flawless grins have been cosmetically enhanced to look white and symmetrical. Veneers are a simple and minimally invasive treatment we use at Helma Philips, DDS's dental office to improve dental aesthetics. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover numerous flaws, ultimately enhancing the size, shape, and shade of your teeth.

Here are five ways veneers can improve your smile. 

#1 Close Gaps and Hide Misshapen Teeth 

Gaps or misshapen teeth can make you self-conscious about your smile, prompting you to offer tight-lipped grins instead of showing your teeth. Veneers can instantly correct these issues by filling in gaps and improving the overall shape of teeth, providing a more uniform appearance. Our porcelain veneers are personalized to complement your appearance and fit your teeth, making them look as natural and flawless as possible.  

#2 Whiten and Brighten Your Teeth

Teeth whitening is a quick and easy treatment for many people, but it's not an option for everyone. Some people don't respond well to teeth whitening agents, while others have deep discoloration that doesn't improve with teeth whitening. Veneers can cover stains and enhance the luster of your teeth so you can have a bright, movie-star smile. Veneers are also stain-resistant, so they will stay white and beautiful for a long time. 

#3 Cover Chips and Cracks 

Veneers can dental cover chips, cracks, and fractures while providing additional resilience and strength. This is because veneers are an extra layer of protection that can help quell further damage to the tooth. 

#4 Straighten Teeth without Braces

Veneers can give you a straighter smile without dealing with the hassle of orthodontics. Veneers reshape your teeth to make them look more aligned. However, we only recommend this if the patient has minor misalignments. If the patient's teeth affect their bite or their oral health, we may suggest orthodontics. 

#5 Correct Gummy Smiles

Some people have a "gummy smile" due to their mouth's shape, the length of their teeth, or the shape of their lips. Veneers are a fantastic solution if your gums tend to detract from your smile. Our custom-made porcelain veneers can length your teeth and give you a more balanced smile. 

Learn More about Porcelain Veneers in Midtown Manhattan 

Do you want a more attractive, uniform smile? Veneers in Midtown Manhattan can give you the smile you've always wanted! If you'd like to learn more about veneers or see if veneers are right for you, please call our dental office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Helma Philips. 

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