For those that are not familiar, dental veneers are extremely thin porcelain shells that are installed over natural teeth. They are intended to be used to add an improved aesthetic to a person’s smile, and due to the nature of porcelain, they look nearly identical to a natural tooth. Veneers are a common cosmetic dentistry procedure since they take care of so many issues.
Some of the most common uses for veneers are:
The discoloring of teeth is a very common occurrence and can happen for many different reasons. Whitening methods are often used but can’t always match the color of the other teeth. Veneers are ideal because they can make all teeth the exact same color white. Due to the thin nature of veneers, it looks just like your natural teeth.
Depending on the severity of the break or fracture in a tooth, it may need to be entirely replaced, but for many patients, a dental veneer can help repair the issue and prevent it from spreading further.
Even the best teeth whitening methods can’t help a tooth that is just naturally misaligned or asymmetrical. The custom nature of veneers can make sure all your teeth are the same size.
For many patients with small gaps, the idea of using orthodontic measures to close their gaps is not appealing. To eliminate these gaps, veneers are perfect!
For anyone that has a combination of two (or more) of the previous issues, veneers are a perfect match. Why use methods to help take care of a few different issues when you can use one to solve many problems.