When Are Dental Veneers A Good Choice?
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are thin porcelain or composite resin shells that are bonded to your existing teeth. Mesa Dental offers veneers as a durable and relatively affordable choice to address many dental conditions.
Veneers can improve the appearance of chipped, malformed or broken teeth.
Tooth enamel is one of the body’s hardest substances, but it can still be damaged through injury or simply biting on hard foods. Veneers are a popular choice to restore the appearance of your smile, but it’s important you seek dental care as soon as possible after tooth injury to prevent cavities or infection. Veneers can’t be placed over existing cavities or tooth infections.
Veneers can improve the appearance of gapped teeth.
Celebrities like Lauren Hutton have made careers with their gap-toothed smiles, but many find gaps between their teeth unattractive. Elective dental veneers are one way to successfully address the problem.
Dental Veneers can improve the overall shape of your teeth.
Many of us aren’t born with even, uniformly sized teeth. Some of us have teeth that are longer, shorter, or shaped differently than the rest. Dental Veneers are one of the easiest, more affordable and most conservative choices to address these irregularities.
Dental veneers can brighten an unevenly colored smile.
Foods, medications and some fluoride treatments can discolor tooth enamel and stain previous tooth repairs. Sometimes, tooth whitening procedures can’t provide the uniformly colored smile you crave. Dental veneers are a great option for restoring the appearance of uniform tooth color.
Things to know before getting veneers
Dental Veneers aren’t reversible. Sometimes, they can’t be applied over previous tooth repairs. Veneers can last several years, but will eventually need to be replaced. It’s important those who chose veneers practice good oral hygiene. Veneers are less prone to staining than natural teeth, but it can happen. Try and avoid foods and beverages known to stain tooth enamel.
If you’re concerned about broken, misshapen or stained teeth, schedule a dental veneers consultation with our dentist.