You might not realise it, but your smile has an absolutely immense impact on the way that you are perceived. We're not just talking about serious issues like missing teeth here – even small chips or discolorations can alter the first impression that you make. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy fixes to these types of problems, with cosmetic dental veneers among the most common.
These veneers are bonded to the front of a tooth, and can improve appearance while also providing an extra layer of protection. Let's check out a couple of common problems where veneers can provide a solution.
Porcelain veneers replace a tiny amount of enamel that is removed from the front of the tooth.
Not all chips in teeth are serious enough to require removal.The concerns of you or your dentist may simply be cosmetic, or perhaps a worry about future damage to the tooth. A porcelain veneer is a great option in this scenario. Not only is the material able to blend in with the rest of your smile, but it also provides a barrier that protects the chipped enamel with an extra layer of defence.
Porcelain veneers replace a tiny amount of enamel that is removed from the front of the tooth, and they are permanently bonded to the surface with dental cement. Even so, it is important to attend regular dental checkups with a hygienist to ensure they stay in good condition.
Another frequent reason why people might want to consider a dental veneer is tooth discolouration. This may either be just one tooth, or several, but in either case the aesthetics of your smile can suffer hugely. There are a few options for discoloured teeth, including permanent bleaching, but a veneer works just as well.
Rather than using a porcelain material (which requires the removal of some enamel), direct laminate veneers can be used in situations where additional protection isn't required. These can be tailored to the rest of your smile's colour, perfectly blending discoloured teeth in with the rest of your pearly whites. On the flipside, these veneers aren't quite as strong as their porcelain equivalents, so if you have any structural concerns or the discolouration is caused by an issues such as dental trauma, it may be worth talking to your dentist about a stronger option.
For more information about veneers, contact City Dentists today.