What Dental Problems Can Veneers Correct?

What Dental Problems Can Veneers Correct?

Regardless of what causes unattractive teeth, dental veneers may solve most or even all of your cosmetic dental issues. A dental veneer is an ultra-thin shell of tooth-colored porcelain or composite that is cemented over the facial surfaces of your teeth. They help makeover smiles with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth. They also boast protective qualities and may eliminate the need for more extensive treatments. Veneers can correct many cosmetic issues including:

Worn enamel

Tooth enamel is the hard outer substance of the tooth that protects the softer and more sensitive inner tooth, called dentin. If the enamel is exposed to destructive bacteria bred from sugars and starches, or to acids from citrus fruits and coffee, for example, the substance starts to break down. Enamel can also be lost due to tooth damage or oral injury. Teeth clenching and grinding also wears down tooth enamel. Once enamel is lost, the body does not replace it, which is why preserving it is so important. Veneers are perfect for correcting smiles affected by worn enamel.

Wear and tear

Tooth wear is the loss of tooth surface, which is not caused by decay or by an injury. As people age, there is a certain amount of wear and tear that occurs and is considered normal. Aged teeth are more likely to have chips, cracks or a generally uneven appearance. The back teeth become flatter, and the front teeth become shorter. Veneers can restore the natural appearance of healthy, youthful teeth.

Genetics

Certain people are born with abnormal spacing between their teeth that widens with age. Porcelain veneers can be used to effectively close gaps in teeth, and cover up superficial damage to the tooth surface such as darkening that is not easily repaired using other forms of dental restorations.

Uneven teeth

Teeth straightening can be completed without braces. Using porcelain dental veneers instead allows an excellent alternative method of teeth straightening. Crooked teeth or uneven smile can be made to look incredible in a much shorter space of time and without the traditional discomfort of braces. Veneers can be perfectly handcrafted to correct the appearance of crooked or overcrowded teeth painlessly and quickly.

Discoloration

Professional teeth whitening can produce a bright and natural whiteness. If your discoloration is more severe – perhaps owing to genetics or medication – your cosmetic dentist may recommend porcelain veneers instead. In such cases, veneers can offer a simple, cosmetic solution. The wafer-thin shells can help to conceal even extreme teeth discoloration when conservative cleaning or stain removal methods fail to do so.

Veneers can correct these dental issues, and give you a perfect smile. Porcelain veneers are individually sculpted for each patient. They are sculpted based on your specific tooth size and tooth color to make porcelain veneers virtually undetectable, and blend perfectly with the rest of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are even more stain resistant to coffee and tea than your natural teeth because of the high-quality material used in their fabrication.

Are you a Candidate?

To determine if you are a candidate for dental veneers, we will schedule a preliminary consultation during which your oral health will be evaluated and all available treatment options discussed. If veneers are the best option, Dr. Susana Kulangara will review the treatment details with you. If you would like further information call Advanced Dental Arts at 813-701-5074.

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