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Are you ever unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Do you wish there was something you could do to improve the cosmetic appeal of your teeth? For instance, you probably know that if you’re missing a tooth, you may need a bridge or implant. Similarly, you may know that you can whiten your teeth or put a crown over a broken tooth? While these options are useful, what do you know about dental veneers?

Do you hesitate to smile? Are embarrassed by a chipped or discolored tooth? Do you ever wonder what can you do to improve your smile’s aesthetic appeal? If so, dental veneers may be the solution you need.

As you may know, dental veneers are thin shells that can be fused to your smile. Fortunately, dental veneers can be used to correct a number of imperfections. For instance, if you’re dealing with complications such as discolored, cracked, worn, chipped or uneven teeth, veneers may help you achieve the attractive, radiant smile you’ve always envisioned.

However, there are individuals who are often confused by the difference between veneers and implants. While both are designed to match the appearance of your teeth, implants are vastly different than veneers. While veneers are used to fuse to your teeth, implants are designed to completely replace a missing tooth. Sadly, while implants are especially useful because of their longevity, they can’t be used to improve the appearance of existing teeth. In other words, in order to enjoy the cosmetic benefits of implants, you’ll need to be missing a tooth. If you have one or more severely damaged teeth, removing and replacing them may be the best options—though most dentists recommend preserving natural teeth whenever possible. This makes veneers are valuable choice.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of a dental veneer, we invite you to give Open Door Family Dentistry a call at 541-773-4073. Dr. Don Schiess and our team look forward to hearing from you soon!