Veneers are a great option for improving your smile, particularly if your teeth are discolored, chipped, or cracked, or have small gaps between them. In certain cases, patients may also opt for veneers instead of braces.
Deciding Whether or Not Dental Veneers are Right for You?
Consider these five reasons why to consider veneers for you and your smile:
Although bleaching can help lighten many stains, not all stains can be removed by over-the-counter teeth whitening products or professional teeth whitening services. And as we age, stains can actually permeate the enamel and discolor the dentine within our teeth. If your teeth are particularly sensitive, you also may decide against teeth whitening. Veneers, on the other hand, can help restore that pearly white smile.
Cover Chips, Cracks, and Gaps
Cracked enamel, chips, and even small gaps between your teeth can all be covered with composite or ceramic veneers.
Alternative to Braces
If your teeth are misaligned, veneers might be a cosmetic alternative to braces. Instead of wearing braces for months or even years, veneers can be placed to help present the appearance of straightened teeth in as little as a few hours. Consult your dentist or orthodontist about whether or not veneers might be a viable option for you; depending on the size of the gaps or degree of misalignment, veneers may or may not be a suitable alternative to braces.
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Change the Shape of Your Teeth
Veneers can change the appearance of your teeth, including their morphology, or shape. A veneer is placed over the front of the existing tooth surface (some dentists compare this to a false nail applied to a fingernail), and depending on how
Alternative to Crowns
In certain situations, when a crown is considered for aesthetic reasons, your dentist may recommend a veneer as an alternative option. Veneers can offer all the aesthetic qualities of a crown at a more affordable cost. Keep in mind that veneers are not suitable alternatives to dental crowns in every case, however.
Could Veneers Be an Option For You?
If you have questions about whether or not dental veneers might be an appropriate option for you, schedule an appointment with The Happy Tooth at one of convenient North Carolina locations today.