What are Dental Veneers?
Dentistry is no longer just fillings and root canals. It has expanded to include all manner of cosmetic options to improve both the health of your teeth and the quality of your smile. Among the most popular cosmetic options are dental veneers. The basics of veneers involve applying a thin porcelain shell to your teeth to cover flaws and improve their overall appearance. However, there are actually a number of ways veneers can benefit you:
Fixing misaligned teeth using orthodontics can take years and cost huge dollars. While Dental veneers won’t actually re-align your teeth, they can be used to cover up gaps and make your teeth look nearly perfect.
Properly installed dental veneers can help strengthen and reinforce your teeth, serving as another layer of protection. Also, because they are non-porous they are also a great help in guarding against future staining.
Unlike many orthodontic procedures, veneers do not entail any special brushing routine or more dental visits. Just brush and floss regularly as you always have, and the non-abrasive porcelain won’t bother your gums or cause friction with other teeth. A good set of dental veneers can last a decade or more.
Teeth can get damaged over time. Most people have, at one time or another, chipped or cracked a tooth or two. Maybe it’s nothing serious but is still noticeable if you look close. Or maybe it is in a spot not visible but that you can’t help but notice every time your tongue touches it. Dental veneers can smooth over chips and cover up cracks. Besides improving appearances, veneers can also keep these imperfections from getting worse.
Basic staining and discoloration can be adjusted through the use of Dental veneers. While teeth whitening can work in mild cases, veneers can do a much more thorough job and provide a much brighter final result.
Note from the Doctor:
While we may still repair and install veneers at our customer's request, it is our professional decision to avoid using veneers when possible. Crowns have been proven to accomplish the same goal by using a far superior product that is stronger and last longer.