Veneers are a quick and easy fix for small chips, breaks, and cracks in your teeth. They are a perfect solution for intrinsic stains that cannot be bleached away.
It should come as no surprise that cosmetic dentists and patients alike are fans of veneers. That being said, every dental restoration has its upsides and downsides. A person who wants to try veneers should explore what they are, how they work, and weigh their pros and cons.
Dental veneers, in short
Dental veneers are like clip-on nails for teeth, except that they are permanent. That is the overall gist of dental veneers. They actually look like real teeth. They are narrow at the base, where the tooth meets the gums, and wide at the biting end of the tooth. Most veneer variants are tailor-made to match the shape and color of individual teeth.
All dental restorations should blend in with the rest of the teeth. Veneers are no different. They are thin, which allows them to sit on a tooth without increasing its bulk. They are made of tooth-colored materials like composite resin and porcelain, which helps them blend in with the rest of the teeth.
Why veneers are great Idea?
Apart from the obvious advantages of straighter, whiter teeth, dental veneers have other upsides:
Porcelain veneers are versatile in several ways. For starters, a dentist can create a veneer that matches the shade of a person’s teeth. There are also variants of porcelain veneers (like pressed porcelain) that are strong enough to provide structural support to slightly damaged teeth.
The bad sides of veneers
Dental veneers are irreversible, and they’re far too thin to act as a barrier between the tooth and hot or cold foods. At Positive Dental we offer another option. Our dental crowns are designed to treat the damage done to your teeth by cavities, fractures, fillings, and heavy wear. Crowns can also be used to close gaps between teeth and cover discolored teeth. They’re not reversible but are an ideal solution when you want permanent dental repairs. Contact us for more information.
Veneers made of composite materials have a much shorter lifespan compared to dental restorations like bridges and dental crowns. Composite veneers are vulnerable to staining, chipping, or cracking.
Talk to cosmetic dentist about a smile makeover
You can get started by calling our office to schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentist. They will let you know whether or not veneers are the best way to improve your smile.