Choosing the right cosmetic dental treatment option can be difficult due to the number of options available. Are you thinking about enhancing your smile? Do you have an awkward and embarrassing gap in your smile that you want to cover? You may be wondering whether veneers are right for you. You may also want to know what happens when you get veneers.
These are thin covers placed over the front part of teeth to give them a more attractive look. They look like natural teeth, which is why dentists use them to fix various dental issues. Made of either composite resin material or porcelain, they are a great solution designed to help people achieve their desired look. They are a good choice for those with a gap between teeth, chipped teeth, stained teeth, worn teeth, or misshaped teeth.
As stated above, veneers are thin shells placed over the surface of your teeth. Before applying veneers, your dentist will trim a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. The aim is to prevent your teeth from feeling or looking too bulky after the addition of the veneers. The dentist will then take an impression of your teeth to create the right sizes and shapes for your veneers.
These customized shell covers are a great solution for chips, discoloration, minor misalignment, cracks, and gaps between teeth. As a cosmetic dental treatment, they offer many benefits, including:
These cosmetic dental enhancements serve as great alternatives to crowns, teeth-whitening treatments, and braces. However, they are not the right choice for everyone. Therefore, it is important to determine whether you are a good candidate for veneers. Some of the factors to consider include:
If you have a serious problem with periodontal disease, tooth fractures, or gum disease, then veneers may not be right for you. Dentistry has specific treatments for different types of cases. The great advantage of veneers, however, is that they can correct several problems with a single treatment. That said, you need to understand that no honest dentist will place veneers on unhealthy teeth.
If you tend to severely grind or clench your teeth, you are not a good candidate for veneers. They are not as strong as natural teeth; therefore, they can break or splinter more easily. If you grind your teeth while sleeping, you can get porcelain veneers if you use a dental guard.
Veneers stick to the enamel on the surface of your teeth. If you have inadequate tooth enamel, however, it will compromise the effectiveness of the treatment.
To know whether veneers are right for you, visit John K. See, DDS, at our office in Camarillo, California. You can also call (805) 920-8600 to schedule an appointment today.