Do you have tooth discoloration that whitening treatments can tackle? Or perhaps you have gaps between your teeth or minor chips? If you have these or other minor dental flaws, veneers may be the solution for you.
Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that go on the fronts of the teeth you see when you smile, and they can cover up a host of minor dental issues and give you a smile you can be proud of. In this blog, the team at Gables Sedation Dentistry, located in the Coral Gables neighborhood of Miami, explains more about what veneers are and some of their many benefits.
If the word “veneer” makes you think of a thin overlay on a secondary surface, you’ve got the right idea. As mentioned, veneers are thin shells that go on the front surfaces of the teeth you can see when you smile.
To get veneers, your provider shaves a slight amount of enamel from the targeted teeth and then bonds these porcelain shells to the teeth. The color and appearance of a veneer can match your existing teeth, or you can choose an entire set to customize a complete smile.
While many people associate veneers with brightening a smile, the benefits don't stop there. Veneers can do a host of things, including the following:
Unfortunately, a number of things can cause tooth discoloration, such as excess exposure to fluoride, root canal therapy, drugs like tetracycline, and large fillings. These types of stains often don’t respond to whitening treatments. However, you can hide this type of discoloration by placing veneers on your affected teeth. And, your veneers can be tinted to match your adjacent teeth.
It’s not always necessary to turn to orthodontics if you have minor misalignment issues. Veneers can be placed on teeth to hide minor alignment problems. Veneers can also be placed on teeth to make short teeth appear longer, or they can be placed on oddly shaped teeth to make them appear uniform.
Veneers can also be an option for minor tooth damage or wear. Teeth with minor chips or cracks might be structurally sound but cosmetically unappealing. By placing veneers on these teeth, you can hide the damage and also reinforce the teeth.
Sure, gaps in teeth are sometimes cute or quirky, but that’s not always the case. If you’re unhappy with uneven spaces, you can hide these openings by placing veneers on the teeth near the gaps.
If you want to find out more about veneers and see if they could help you, call 305-518-1822 or book an appointment online with Gables Sedation Dentistry today.