Are you embarrassed of your smile? Do you avoid smiling because of it? Maybe you think your teeth look worn down. Maybe you have a reversed smile line. Maybe your teeth are yellowing, have craze lines, or other minor imperfections. Don’t hide your smile. Be proud of it. Research has proven that smiling is good for you and the people around you. If you are putting your hand over your mouth when you smile, or avoiding smiling all together, perhaps dental veneers are right for you.
True or False?
- True or False: Your teeth age just like you do.
- True or False: Porcelain veneers are only used to give you whiter teeth.
- True or False: The problem with porcelain veneers is that they only last about 5 years.
- True or False: Porcelain veneers will look just like your real teeth.
- True: Your teeth age just like you do. They become worn, discolored, and change in other ways throughout your life. One thing that takes place is that your tooth enamel becomes thinner as you age showing the yellowish colored dentin. Another thing is that your teeth can become worn from grinding or chipped and marred from other bad habits.
- False: Porcelain veneers are used to mask a number of dental defects including: stained or discolored teeth; chipped, cracked, or broken teeth; craze lines; spaces between teeth; lengthening teeth that are too short or teeth worn down from wear.
- False: Porcelain veneers can last anywhere from10 to 20 years if well taken care of.
- True: Porcelain is one of the most esthetic dental materials available. They are the same color and have the same translucency as real teeth, plus they can be tinted to blend naturally with your original dentition.
ABOUT YOUR FORT WORTH, TX DENTIST:
With over 25 years of professional experience, Dr. Steven M. Huffstutler and his caring team proudly provide exceptional preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatment to patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth, including North Richland Hills, Denton, the Mid-cities, Southlake, and all surrounding communities. We also have extensive experience helping patients find relief from painful TMJ disorders (various forms of jaw dysfunction). To schedule an appointment with Dr. Huffstutler, contact his Fort Worth, TX office today by calling 817-577-1444.