Veneers are slender pieces of porcelain material that are designed to be affixed to the front surface of your teeth. Once in place, veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth by covering imperfections. Here are a few reasons why you should consider having dental veneers applied:
As you age, you may notice that your teeth appear progressively yellow. The enamel of your teeth may become thinner over time, revealing the yellow dentin that lies beneath. In addition, your teeth may become stained from the foods and drinks that you consume, as the pigments are absorbed by your tooth enamel.
Some dental discoloration can be lightened through teeth-bleaching treatments. However, deep staining may not allow you to achieve the desired level of whiteness. In addition, some dental discoloration, such as that from a congenital defect, trauma or the ingestion of medications white tetracycline, are considered permanent and cannot be removed through chemical bleaching.
If your teeth are widely spaced, dental veneers can be used to make them appear to be perfectly aligned. Wide spaces or gaps can appear smaller by applying dental veneers that are slightly larger than the teeth.
Cracks and Chips
Cracks and chips that are superficial can be concealed by veneers. Additionally, once the veneers are in place, they help prevent further structural damage to the teeth. Cracks and chips can worsen over time if not reinforced structurally.
If your teeth are misaligned and you prefer not to have braces, veneers can improve the appearance of your teeth. Braces and other dental alignment options, such as Invisalign, may take months to produce the results that you are seeking. However, veneers can be placed to cover the misaligned teeth and make them appear to be perfectly aligned within a few dental visits.
If you are considering a way to treat multiple cosmetic dental issues at the same time, veneers may be the best option for you. Dental Veneers cover the imperfections of a tooth, creating the illusion of perfectly straight, pearly white teeth. If you are interested in having dental veneers applied to your teeth, schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist in your area, such as at Leidenheimer Dental Group Inc. He or she can assess the state of your teeth and answer any questions you may have about the process of receiving veneers. In addition, any questions about the pricing of dental veneers for your teeth can be answered.