The Pros and Cons for Veneers

A small chip might be caused by a bad experience with peanut butter brittle or chips from a touch football match that went a bit too far. You might have a gap between your teeth that you want to fill. You may be unhappy with your smile and want to improve its appearance. Veneers may be the right solution in all of these situations.

Veneers can be a dramatic way to enhance your smile.

  • Realistic Appearance A dental veneer is a thin shell made of porcelain that is bonded onto your tooth. Veneers look just like natural teeth because they are semi-translucent.
  • Rapid Transformation Normally, veneers are applied in a matter of minutes. For a flat, smooth appearance, your tooth will be shaped in order to fit the veneer. To ensure a perfect fit, a mold will be created. The new veneer will be permanently bonded to the tooth during a second visit.
  • Whiteness That Lasts:Veneers can withstand stains, so they’re a great option if you want a bright, long-lasting smile. If you only have a few veneers to choose from, it is a good idea for your natural teeth to be whitened to match the desired shade before you decide on the veneer color. The veneer color you choose is permanent.

Before you proceed with the procedure, there are some things to be aware of:

  • Make sure you are confident about your decision Veneers can be a permanent option. To make the veneer fit, some enamel may need to be removed. The veneer will bond properly to your tooth by treating the surface.
  • Get a Check-up to Make Sure Your Teeth and Gums Are Healthy Before you start the process, make sure that your gums and teeth are in good health. Your veneers may not be able to withstand extreme pressure if you have serious orthodontic problems, grind your teeth or have a tendency of clenching the jaw. If you’re a candidate, we can tell you if this is the right procedure for you.
  • Cost:Veneers can be more expensive than other options like bonding and whitening, but they offer more benefits. Veneers can cover staining that whitening is unable to remove. They look far more natural than bonding and are much more resistant to staining thanks to their translucent nature. A crown can be as expensive as a bonding, but it is worth considering if the tooth is severely damaged. Veneers are a cosmetic option that preserves more of the tooth.
  • Life expectancy: Veneers don’t last forever and will eventually need to be replaced. They can live for ten to fifteen years. We can help you keep your veneers looking great.

Give our one of our 5 stellar dental locations an opportunity to discuss veneers if you feel they are right for your needs. We are happy to talk with you about the process and help you find the best path to your best smile.