There are lots of different ways to transform the look of your teeth. Cosmetic dental applications have been developed to give you the Hollywood smile that you've always wanted. One popular cosmetic service is the application of veneers. Here is a bit of information about veneers to help you determine whether or not they are right for you:
Do you have significant dental imperfections?
If you have chips or cracks in your teeth that are noticeable whenever you speak or smile, a veneer application may be the answer that you've been looking for. Dental veneers are slender pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth to cover dental blemishes, cracks and chips that do not affect the health of the teeth but do detract from their appearance. Issues with the color of your teeth can also be remedied using veneers.
Sometimes dental discoloration cannot be improved using dental bleaching products. Stains that are caused by a buildup of pigments from foods and drinks may respond readily to over-the-counter whitening kits or professional dental bleaches. However, dental stains that are caused by birth defects or medications are considered permanent. Since veneers do not chemically interact with a dental stain but only cover it, they are suitable for any type of discoloration incurred by the teeth.
Veneers are also appropriate for lessening gaps between the teeth or changing the size of the teeth. If teeth appear too small for your mouth, slightly larger veneers can be placed over your teeth to better match them to your facial structure. Additionally, gaps between the teeth can be concealed by installing veneers that are slightly wider than the underlying natural tooth structures.
Are you looking for a permanent change?
Dental veneers are considered permanent. A traditional application of veneers involves the removal of a minute amount of enamel from the front surface of your teeth, where the veneers will be affixed. The removal of this tooth enamel causes a permanent change to the teeth. As a result, traditional veneers are generally worn for a lifetime. Nevertheless, some veneers may have to be replaced at some point due to the natural recession of the gums that can occur as you age. This receding can cause a small gap between the gum line and the top of a veneer.
Even if you don't want a permanent change to your teeth, the veneers may still work for you. A new type of veneer has been designed that does not require the removal of any tooth material for the veneer's application. As a result, these new veneers can be placed and removed as desired.
To learn more about dental veneers and their suitability for your needs, contact a dentist at a clinic like Advanced Family Dental Care LLC.