Cosmetic dentistry is more readily available now than ever before in history. If you yearn to enhance your smile, a consultation with your cosmetic dentist will demonstrate how you can improve your appearance in just a few weeks time to correct numerous dental maladies.
What Is A Veneer?
A veneer is a very thin, tooth colored shell that is made to be bonded to the front of one or more teeth that require repair. While a veneer can be made from composite or porcelain, it is the latter that provides the most natural appearance.
Veneers are considered a permanent solution as a thin amount of enamel is removed from teeth to be enhanced. This is so that when veneers are cemented in place, your smile will appear even and natural in appearance.
Veneers Can Resolve:
Deep dental stain – Teeth discolored from medications, supplements, diet, or lifestyle habits like tobacco use can be corrected.
Chipped or broken dentition – Since a veneer is made to be affixed to the front of a tooth, they provide the ideal solution that can save you from requiring a tooth be replaced or restored differently.
Worn or uneven teeth – Teeth that appear uneven or worn down due to grinding can appear whole and natural once again.
Unwanted gaps between teeth – Those spaces will appear to close when veneers are applied.
Porcelain veneers can actually strengthen treated teeth; however, there are a few things to consider:
If you bite your nails or like to chew on hard things like ice, you have to make a choice. Veneer treated teeth are not made to withstand these types of habits.
If you grind your teeth, this should be addressed before you get your veneers. A custom made night guard may be the solution you’ve been looking for to resolve teeth grinding.
If you plan to whiten your teeth, do this before the veneer process. Porcelain is stain resistant, but that means it won’t be affected by teeth whitening. Whiten first so your veneers can be made to match newly lightened teeth.
For more information or to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation, contact our team at Newton Dental Group today.