Many people wonder about dental veneers and the appropriate application for them. Here’s a quick idea of the type problems for which they’re usually recommended.
- Teeth that are discolored — either because of root canal treatment; stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
- Teeth that are worn down
- Teeth that are chipped or broken
- Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
- Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth)
So if you have a problem that fits those type of uses, you might want to consider them.
What advantages do veneers offer?
- They provide a natural tooth appearance.
- Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well.
- Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
- The color of a porcelain veneer can be selected such that it makes dark teeth appear whiter.
- Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color and shape; veneers generally don’t require the extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative.
What do they look like? We have a great “before and after” shot on the web site.
If you are interested in veneers and would like to talk with us about them, we’d love to have you in at your convenience. We can discuss all the options, the procedure and decide if they’re right for you.