Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of one, two or more teeth.
Veneers are meticulously designed to match the shade of your natural teeth.
Veneers improve the aesthetics of teeth that are broken, chipped or irregularly shaped.
Veneers can be applied to fix minor gaps in your front teeth.
They are resistant to staining and discoloration.
Veneers are great option for discolored teeth that do not respond to whitening.
Veneers can improve the overall function of your teeth.
Popular treatment used in smile makeovers.
Good quality veneers are made to last for many years.
The downside to dental veneers include:
The process is not reversible.
Veneers are more costly than composite resin bonding.
Veneers are usually not repairable should they chip or crack.
Because enamel has been removed, your tooth may become more sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages.
Veneers may not exactly match the color of your other teeth. Also, the veneer’s color cannot be altered once in place. If you plan on whitening your teeth, you need to do so before getting veneers.
Though not likely, veneers can dislodge and fall off. To minimize the chance of this occurring, do not bite your nails; chew on pencils, ice, or other hard objects; or otherwise put excessive pressure on your teeth.
Teeth with veneers can still experience decay, possibly necessitating full coverage of the tooth with a crown.
Veneers are not a good choice for individuals with unhealthy teeth (for example, those with decay or active gum disease), weakened teeth (as a result of decay, fracture, large dental fillings), or for those who have an inadequate amount of existing enamel on the tooth surface.
Individuals who clench and grind their teeth are poor candidates for porcelain veneers, as these activities can cause the veneers to crack or chip.
With proper care, dental veneers can last up to 20 years. Caring for your new smile is quite simple. Treat them like your natural teeth. Brush twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste, floss daily and see your dentist regularly to prevent any problem before they arise. If you grind your teeth, your dentist may suggest that you wear a night guard while sleeping.
Dental veneers do not require any special care. Continue to follow good oral hygiene practices including brushing and flossing as you normally would.
Even though porcelain veneers resist stains, your dentist may recommend that you avoid stain-causing foods and beverages (for example, coffee, tea, or red wine).
Yes, alternatives to veneers include bondings and crowns. Veneers offer a nice intermediate option. Veneers may be best suited for individuals who want to change the shape of their teeth more than just a little bit — as is done with bonding — but not enough to require a crown.