Many people are unaware that below the enamel, your teeth are composed of dark colored dentin. As you age the natural enamel of your teeth begins to wear thing, gradually exposing the darker dentin underneath. To complicate matters all varieties of food and beverages can stain the enamel of your teeth. Soda’s acidic properties can almost completely destroy enamel, and even food like blueberries can leave lasting stains on teeth. Smoking and red wine are well known culprits of teeth stains as well.
The question for some is: “What do I do when my teeth no longer look their whitest?” For others the question may not be a matter of mere cosmetics, but rather they may be struggling to know what to do when their teeth have become seriously corroded. In both situations there is a hope. Dental veneers have become increasingly popular over the years, and they provide a wonderful cosmetic solution to teeth that no longer look their best. The veneer is essentially a thin tooth like material that works as an outer shell for the front of your teeth. If you see your cosmetic dentist they will assess your situation, and most likely make a model that will then be used as the foundation for your veneers. This part of the process is often done by a dental technician.
Veneers provide a long lasting solution to the everyday effects of age, foods, and cigarettes that work to take away the vitality of our smiles.