In terms of an excellent solution that is used to help patients achieve better outward appearance, dental veneers are a great choice. They work effectively to remedy chipped teeth, poorly shaped teeth or even the gaps between teeth. In essence, a veneer or dental veneer is nothing more than a thin cover that is permanently adhered to teeth in order to provide a more natural shape and look for teeth. There are many different types of veneers and that is why it is important to talk with your dentist in regard to your specific dental needs.
When Teeth Cannot Be Whitened Using Bleaching
Those wishing to improve their smile will find that dental veneers are a simple, affordable and convenient option. Placed directly over the front or visible part of the tooth, veneers look exactly like natural teeth and can also frequently be used to address stained teeth. Dental veneers are frequently used when teeth are so heavily stained that they cannot be whitened using bleaching. Today’s modern veneers are usually made of composite resin material or porcelain. Your dental care provider can help you choose the material that will work best for your specific dental requirements.
Provide A Natural Looking Surface
In some cases patients can be fitted with porcelain veneers. These are thin shells that are custom designed to fit each individual tooth perfectly. Porcelain veneers are beneficial for a number of reasons including that they are strong and long lasting and provide a natural looking surface. Most importantly, with porcelain less tooth enamel is removed than when a cap or crown is fitted. As an added advantage, porcelain veneers are desirable because they do not stain as easy as other materials.
Composite Resin Veneers Are Easy To Repair
Conversely, composite resin veneers are crafted from tooth colored material that is then bonded to the teeth. Composite resin veneers are desirable for a number of reasons including that they cost less than porcelain. In addition, less tooth enamel must be removed as compared to having crowns or porcelain veneers placed. Another benefit of composite resin veneers is that they are easy to repair if they become damaged. While not as durable or strong as porcelain, composite veneers can be fixed quickly and easily. Prior to getting veneers it is important to consult with your dental care provider to determine if your teeth and gums are healthy enough for this type of treatment.
Grinding May Cause Dental Veneers To Crack
Any tooth disease or decay must be addressed prior to having veneers placed. In addition, patients who have an issue with grinding their teeth may find that veneers are not the best option. Grinding can cause dental veneers to crack, break or chip. Patients should also understand that once veneers have been applied that they are not removable. Another consideration with regard to veneers is that they can loosen up over time in some instances. When this happens, replacement veneers are required. Contact your Campbell dental care provider, Dr. Mehdi Vandi today to learn more about the many benefits of today’s modern dental veneer products.