Dental or porcelain veneers consist of thin layers of ceramic material that is placed over the surface of the teeth and set in place with a special adhesive. The process of applying these veneers is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that is uncomplicated and easy for the patient to endure. These veneers can help solve a variety of cosmetic issues and they also have some restorative benefits.
Let’s take a closer look at why these veneers are a very popular treatment offered by cosmetic dentists.
Veneers Can Solve Many Problems
If your teeth are chipped or broken from an accident or illness or they’re malformed, discolored, or gapped, you are most likely a candidate for dental veneers. Many people who are embarrassed by how their teeth look because they have visible chips, cracks or discoloration have porcelain veneers applied to their teeth as a way to solve the problem.
In addition to improving the appearance of the teeth, these veneers also can serve as a protective outer tooth layer to save you to the cost of other restorative or cosmetic dental treatments.
Can Be Used Instead of Braces
Everyone knows that getting orthodontic braces is expensive. Braces are designed to move the teeth into proper alignment and to correct bite and jaw problems. There are some orthodontic situations that can be addressed with veneers. For example, if your front teeth are slightly crooked, veneers could be placed across the four front teeth to cover the gaps and slight misalignment. A dentist can even create an even bottom line of the front teeth to make your smile even more attractive. It costs far less to have veneers applied to the surface of your teeth than it does to undergo orthodontic treatment making veneers a more budget-friendly option for many people.
Veneers Can Cover Misshapen Teeth
If your teeth are structurally sound but misshaped, a cosmetic dentist can apply veneers to the surface of your teeth to improve the appearance of their shape. Having your misshapen teeth corrected with porcelain veneers won’t only just make you feel more confident and attractive but it also can help correct your bite. As you know, a proper bite is important to not only your dental health but to your overall health as well because when you’re able to properly chew food, your digestion will improve.
Veneers are Resistant to Staining
Because dental veneers are strong porcelain laminates that are very thin, they’re very resistant to staining. This means you can drink soda and coffee and eat foods like curry without worrying about staining your teeth. Even people who smoke don’t have to worry about tobacco stains on their teeth when they have veneers as veneers resilient retain their brightness.
These are some of the main reasons veneers are one of the most popular of all cosmetic dentistry treatments. If you are not happy with how your teeth look because they have visible flaws, schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist to ask if you’re a candidate for veneers. The chances are good that you could benefit from veneers if your teeth and gums are healthy.
Tiffany Hickey works as a dental assistant at a family dental practice. She lives to write about dental health.