Studies show that smiling positively affects your brain, your body, and the people around you. So if you’re living life tight-lipped because you’re self-conscious about your tooth flaws, you’re missing out on immeasurable joy — and so are your loved ones.
Many people mistakenly believe that certain smile abnormalities are unfixable and that they’re doomed to go through life with a wonky grin. At OK Tooth in Midtown Manhattan, we debunk that myth daily as we transform a host of dental problems with veneers — one New Yorker at a time.
While some dental problems require crowns, implants, fillings, or Invisalign® orthodontics, some need nothing more than a thin porcelain shell to cover the flaw and seal the tooth. Here’s a look at five common complaints we can easily fix with veneers.
1. Gapped teeth
Some people love the gaps in their teeth: The wide-open spaces provide a slick path for sipping soup, enable pucker-less whistling, and create a unique signature facial feature. If those characteristics matter less to you than an even, uniform smile, we’ve got you covered.
We design your veneers to hug your own teeth, extending the surface area of the teeth on either side of the gap to make it look like you were born with perfectly fitting teeth.
2. Teeth that are the wrong size or shape
Do you have a tiny tooth that looks like it belongs in a child’s mouth? Is one of your teeth peg-shaped? It’s a common misconception that these genetic anomalies can’t be fixed. But veneers are the perfect solution.
We create veneers to resize and reshape the underlying tooth or teeth so your smile looks natural and symmetrical.
3. Seriously stained teeth
Daily brushing and flossing and twice-yearly professional dental cleanings keep most teeth bright and beautiful. However, tobacco, red wine, coffee, tea, and dark berries can cause stubborn stains that require next-level stain removal.
We offer Philips Zoom!, one of the industry’s leading teeth whitening systems, to deep clean your teeth and make them up to eight shades lighter in a single 45-minute session. However, if you have stains that go beyond these superficial blemishes and reach the inner pulp of your teeth, this bleaching isn’t enough.
Injured teeth and teeth discolored by medications are good candidates for veneers, which cover the problem brilliantly and create a uniform smile.
4. Mildly crooked teeth
Severely misaligned bites lead to tooth damage, jaw problems, headaches, and digestive issues, so it’s best to correct them with professional orthodontic treatment like Invisalign.
However, one or two crooked teeth don’t require such an extensive approach. Veneers cover the front of your crooked tooth and permanently create the appearance of a straight, well-aligned smile.
5. Chipped and worn teeth
Damaged teeth — think chips, cracks, and fractures — pose oral health risks. Breaches in the enamel allow bacteria to enter and set up shop deep within the tooth, where decay takes hold and puts you at risk for tooth loss and spreading infection.
Cracks and accidental chips also send a message to onlookers, giving the impression that you don’t care about your health or appearance. Traumatic injury isn’t the only cause of tooth damage — teeth grinding (bruxism) can wear down your teeth, causing cracks, chips, and discoloration.
Veneers not only cover the flaws, but they also restore and protect your smile and your oral health. Beautiful veneers that mask unsightly damage and seal the surface of your tooth and protect it from infection and decay.
Planning your perfect smile
Find out how veneers can solve your smile problems. Contact our OK Tooth office by calling 212-574-465 or making an appointment request online.