Dentists recommend getting veneers for a variety of reasons. Veneers can correct aesthetic problems, improve the health of your teeth and gums, and restore the natural appearance of your smile.
Dentists use porcelain or composite veneers to correct a variety of dental problems. For example, porcelain veneers are used to correct crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, and other aesthetic issues.
Composite veneers are used to restore the natural appearance of teeth that have been badly damaged. In situations where the enamel is wearing down, porcelain veneers are used to restore the natural appearance of damaged teeth.
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Veneers Can Help With:
1. Aesthetic Problems
Aesthetics refers to the appearance of your smile. If your teeth are crooked or have large gaps between them, or if you have a gap between the teeth, porcelain veneers can be used to correct these issues.
For example, if you are missing a tooth, porcelain veneers can be used to give you a perfect smile with a gap-free smile. Porcelain veneers can also be used to smooth out uneven teeth and restore a more natural appearance.
2. Tooth and Gum Damage
Tooth decay is a common type of tooth and gum damage that can be treated with veneers. This damage occurs when bacteria in the mouth break down the enamel of a tooth, creating cavities. Veneers can be used to fill in the cavities and provide a protective barrier against further damage.
Gum disease is another type of tooth and gum damage that can be treated with veneers. This condition results in red, swollen, and bleeding gums and can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Veneers can be used to fill in gaps created by gum disease, restore the natural contours of the gum line, and provide a protective barrier against further damage.
Tooth erosion is another type of tooth and gum damage that can be treated with veneers. This damage is caused by the acids in food and drinks, as well as other substances, breaking down the enamel of the teeth. Veneers can be used to fill in any gaps caused by tooth erosion and restore the natural shape of the teeth.
Finally, veneers can help with discoloration or staining of the teeth. This can be due to smoking, drinking coffee or tea, or simply age-related yellowing. Veneers can be used to restore the natural color of the teeth and provide a brighter, more uniform smile.
3. Swelling And Cracks In Teeth
Teeth that have been damaged by decay, trauma or infection can be repaired with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can be used to fill in fissures in the teeth, repair cracks and fill in missing teeth. Porcelain veneers can also be used to correct the appearance of teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma.
In certain cases, composite veneers may be used to fill in cracks and gaps in the teeth. Composite veneers are made from a resin material that is shaped around the existing tooth and glue is then used to hold the resin in place. Composite veneers are less likely to cause damage than porcelain veneers.
4. Badly Treated, Broken Or Fractured Teeth
Teeth that have been badly broken or fractured can also be repaired with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can be used to repair badly broken or fractured teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma. Porcelain veneers can also be used to repair teeth that have been broken by biting down hard on something like a pencil.
5. Plaque Buildup In The Mouth
If you have plaque build-up in your mouth, porcelain veneers can help you remove it. Plaque build-up can cause serious damage to your gums, your teeth and even your jaw bone. Porcelain veneers can be used to remove plaque buildup from your gums, as well as from other areas of your mouth including your tongue, cheeks and lips. Plaque build-up can also cause bad breath and bad taste in your mouth.
6. Blocked Gums Or Tongue Deformities
Blocked gums or tongue deformities may also be corrected with porcelain veneers. For example, if you have a deformed or misshapen tongue, porcelain veneers can be used to correct it. Porcelain veneers can also be used to correct blockage in the back of your mouth or tongue where food may become stuck when you eat. This can cause bad breath, bad taste in your mouth and even tooth decay. If you have any of these issues, porcelain veneers may be able to help you.
7. Jaw Joint Dysfunction Like TMD
If you suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), or TMJ disorder, porcelain veneers may help you. TMD is a condition that occurs when one or both of your jaw joints become misaligned. This causes pain and discomfort, as well as problems with chewing and swallowing food properly. If you suffer from TMD, porcelain veneers may help you improve your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Veneers are considered a cosmetic treatment because they can make an existing smile look better than it did before treatment began. However, they are not considered dental surgery because there is no cutting involved with the procedure. This means that your gums will not have to be cut during the procedure and will not have any changes made to them afterward.