If you don't like the looks of your teeth and it's making you self-conscious about your smile, it's time to talk to your dentist at veneers. Veneers are a thin sheet of porcelain that's placed directly over your permanent teeth, leaving you with a fresh new look. One of the great things about veneers is that they can be used to repair a multitude of dental problems. Here are just four of the dental problems that veneers can help with.

Single Imperfections

If you've got one tooth that you're not happy with, your dentist can place a veneer over that particular tooth. This is beneficial when you've had damage done to just one of your teeth, such as chips or cracks from a previous injury. In some cases, the repairs can leave a minor discoloration on the tooth that can't be removed through other means. Your dentist will place a veneer over the problem tooth, leaving the rest of your teeth intact.

Permanent Stains

If you've got minor stains on your teeth, your dentist can usually take care of those with whitening treatments. However, there are some stains that simply won't go away, no matter how many whitening sessions you have. This is the case with stains caused by some medications. If all your teeth have been permanently stained, your dentist can apply veneers as a whole-mouth restoration.

Misshapen Teeth

If you've got misshapen teeth that are affecting the way you smile, it's time for dental veneers. One of the great things about veneers is that they can cover edges or protrusions that affect the way your teeth look. In most cases, your dentist will only need to shave a small portion of the natural tooth to place the veneers. Once they're in place, your misshapen natural teeth will be hidden from view.

Large Gaps

If you've got large gaps in your teeth or your teeth are starting to return to their previous position following orthodontic treatment, veneers can be used to cover the gaps and straighten the appearance of your teeth without orthodontic braces. This is particularly beneficial if you don't want to worry about wearing braces for another round.

If you've got issues that you just don't like about your teeth, you need to talk to a dentist like Aaron G Birch, DDS PC about veneers. They're a permanent way to hide the imperfections that are preventing you from showing your smile to the world.