Restoring Your Smile with Veneers

veneer girlOn our blog, we’ve talked a lot about placing veneers, the actual material, upkeep, and making your veneers last longer. Today, we want to dive further into the dental problems that veneers can solve.

Deciding to get dental veneers is a commitment. It usually requires a few visits to our dental office. You can get veneers for one tooth or multiple teeth, depending on why you need your veneers. It’s imperative that in your initial consultation, you communicate what you want to achieve with your veneers, as well as listen to your doctor’s opinions on getting the best results.

The Many Perks of Porcelain Veneer

During the initial planning stage, we’ll get impressions of your mouth and decide the best course of action to help you get the results you want. Porcelain veneers can fix your smile in a variety of ways, and offer a lot of benefits that you can’t get from regular bonding and caps. Here are some of the cosmetic benefits of porcelain veneers:

  • Porcelain veneers look like natural teeth. One of the main advantages of porcelain veneers is that they blend in with your other teeth. Say that you have a mutant tooth that grew in the wrong shape and just makes for an unsightly smile. You can cover it with a porcelain veneer and have Chiclets in no time.
  • Gum tissue works well with porcelain. Some cosmetic treatments can inflame your gums. Gum tissue will grow around your veneer without having to worry about it causing you any pain or discomfort.
  • Porcelain veneers won’t stain. Are you a fan of coffee and tea? With a mouth full of porcelain veneers, you won’t have to worry about unsightly stains. In fact, people often get veneers to reverse stained teeth. Veneers are great ways to reverse permanently discolored teeth. If your teeth are discolored from taking tetracycline, or if you’ve had a root canal, veneers can cover these eye sores. However, this doesn’t mean you can get by without brushing them. You should still brush your teeth, in order to avoid gum disease and decay around the veneer.
  • Veneers won’t require extensive priming. With a dental crown, a lot of work goes into shaping the underlying tooth. On the other hand, veneers only require minor reshaping before recovering it with a beautiful new surface.
  • Fixing your worn down teeth. Veneers are the perfect solution to reshape worn down teeth. Oftentimes people’s teeth get worn down from bruxism, or excessive teeth grinding. Unfortunately, you’ll also need to treat your bruxism to preserve your veneers. There are a number of ways you can nip bruxism in the bud, but your best bet is wearing a mouth guard at night.
  • Fixing your broken or chipped teeth. Sometimes suffering from a broken or chipped tooth can feel like the end of the world. The easiest solution is a porcelain veneer. Porcelain veneers discreetly cover your chip, making it appear as if it never happened. So, you can hop back on that skateboard or back in the boxing ring, and nobody will notice your tooth was ever broken.
  • Fixing gapped teeth. Veneers are a convenient way to close gaps in your teeth. Not to mention, they’re instantly gratifying. With braces or Invisalign, you have to wait months and years before seeing any results. With veneers, you can close your gap in three appointments.

As you can see, veneers can help you with a variety of dental issues. If you need to fix one or more of the problems above, then veneers could be the best solution to your problem. They’re comfortable, beautiful, and something to smile about.