Before you can determine if dental veneers are appropriate for your smile, it is important to understand what they are and how they improve your smile. At FLOSS Dental we do everything we can to educate our patients about the latest and best solutions available to them.
The simple definition of a veneer is a covering that hides any flaws on your natural teeth with the purpose of protecting the tooth and improving the aesthetic appeal of the tooth. Depending on the current appearance of your teeth, the number of veneers that you need to feel confident in your smile may vary.
The reason that veneers improve the appearance of your smile is based on the materials that are used. Porcelain veneers are often made out of specialized materials that are adjusted to match the color of your teeth. When the veneer is placed over a tooth, it will look like your other real teeth when you smile.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are not always the appropriate solution to correct your smile. We are often asked what are veneers? By recognizing when it is appropriate to consider veneers, you can determine it if might help improve the appearance of your teeth or if other solutions are better for your specific situation.
The problems that may be corrected with a dental veneer include:
Gaps in your teeth
Unsightly discoloration of one or more teeth
A tooth that is crooked
A tooth that is misshapen
Severe staining of your teeth
Although some of the problems that a veneer can help correct may require more than just the application of a veneer, this solution can often be useful along with others when you have aesthetic concerns related to your teeth.
A veneer can help protect your teeth from further damage after any underlying problems have fully been corrected. For example, a broken or chipped tooth may require work to protect the tooth from decay and sensitivity before putting on a veneer.
The benefits of veneers over alternative solutions make it worth considering for your teeth. Veneers go much further than simply providing an aesthetically pleasing appearance. And veneers cost can be far less when compared with other solutions. The primary advantage of veneers is the appearance they can create. A veneer looks like your original tooth, but without the flaws or problems. It covers up the flaws without looking fake. The materials used to create a veneer are designed to resist fading and staining, which ensures that it looks amazing for years.
Stain resistance is another key benefit that makes veneers a useful part of any aesthetic dental work you may be considering. Unlike other alternative adhesive solutions, veneers will not become stained over time. Enjoy your favorite beverages and foods without worrying about unsightly stains or gradual fading that would make your veneer look fake. Lucky you, it is difficult to stain a veneer.
In addition to the aesthetic benefits making it a useful way to get the smile that you want, another positive about the process of adhering the veneer to your tooth is that it is minimally invasive. While a small amount of shaping of the tooth is required to create the look that you want, veneers are very thin and fit to your teeth very easily. It will not take a long time to apply your new veneers and the amount of preparation is limited. The amount of shaping and adjustment to your teeth is much when compared with alternative solutions.
The ability to match your veneers to the rest of your teeth is another key benefit that makes it useful for your aesthetic concerns. The materials your new veneers are created from are developed to match the rest of your teeth. If you are correcting one or two teeth, then it will result in an even appearance that improves your smile. Contact our offices today with any questions you may have.