When do Dentists Recommend Dental Veneers?

If you are struggling with the cosmetic appearance of your smile, your dentist may recommend dental veneers. Typically made of porcelain or resin, dental veneers are thin custom shells used to cover and improve the appearance of teeth. These are custom made to fit a patient’s unique tooth shape and are designed to look like natural teeth: just like yours, only better.

Should people pursue dental veneers?

While dental veneers are an amazing way to transform a smile, veneers are not the solution for all dental issues. So it is important to understand the pros and cons. Here are a few reasons the dentist may recommend dental veneers to treat a smile.

Discoloration

A common reason a dentist might recommend dental veneers for a patient is due to tooth discoloration. While moderate tooth discoloration can be treated and corrected, advanced stains are often impossible to reverse. Staining can occur as a result of other dental procedures, like a root canal, medication, fillings, age, and more. When tooth discoloration has reached a stage where it can no longer be reversed using traditional whitening treatments, the dentist may recommend veneers. Veneers can be made in any shade and customized to match the natural tooth color, returning those pearly whites to their original glory.

Chipped, broken, or worn teeth

Chipped, broken, or worn down teeth are another common reason for a dentist to recommend dental veneers. The front and most visible teeth can be quickly and seamlessly repaired using dental veneers. Used to cover missing parts of teeth, correct regular wear and tear, and quickly improve the look of fractured teeth, veneers are a popular choice among those looking to change the shape of their teeth.

Crooked teeth, uneven surfaces, and gaps

Because veneers are such an effective method of improving the cosmetic appearance of a smile, dental veneers are an excellent method of correcting crooked teeth and gaps. Veneers can be created to close gaps between teeth and fill in a smile, create the appearance of a straight smile, and even smooth teeth with irregular surfaces. The customizable nature of dental veneers means they can be constructed to fit any space and give the illusion a perfect, straight, white smile.

Malformed teeth

Dental veneers are not merely a solution for damaged or changed teeth, however. Malformed, unusually small, or misaligned teeth can be corrected easily with dental veneers. Teeth that never grew in properly, unusually small or misshapen teeth can be covered and concealed with dental veneers. By creating and applying dental veneers, the dentist will be able to help patients gain the confidence and a smile that they deserve. 

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While dental veneers are not the solution for non-cosmetic or more serious dental damage, they are the perfect way to improve the look of your smile. Talk to your dentist about whether dental veneers are the right choice for you, and prepare for the best smile of your life.

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