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What Are Dental Veneers Used For?
Dental veneers are thin layers of tooth-colored material that bond to the visible surface of teeth. There are many different uses for dental veneers, and they can offer both cosmetic and oral health benefits. By learning more about how a general dentist might use dental veneers, you can decide if treatment is right for you.
How dental veneers can improve your smile
Dental veneers have become popular among celebrities in Hollywood as they are effective in giving people who have an imperfect smile an improved appearance. The following are four times when a general dentist may recommend dental veneers treatment to a patient.
Fix minor damage
There are many ways in which teeth can become damaged, including as a result of a nasty fall, a blow to the mouth while playing sports, grinding teeth while sleeping, etc. When teeth damage occurs, dental veneers provide a great way to improve the size, shape, and function of teeth, particularly the more visible teeth inside the mouth. Dental veneers are effective in treating worn-down teeth, enamel damage, and any chipping among other types of dental trauma.
Cover stained teeth
General dentists often recommend in-office professional teeth whitening for patients with mild to moderate teeth stains. However, there are instances where teeth are severely stained and whitening does not adequately improve the shade of teeth. Dental veneers can help in these moments. Before applying the veneers, dentists ensure they are the ideal shade, and discuss the appearance with the patient beforehand. This ensures the veneers provide a natural look that is attractive.
Protect weakened enamel
Many are familiar with the cosmetic benefits of dental veneers. However, few are aware of how general dentists use veneers to improve oral health. Dental veneers are permanently placed on teeth, which protects the enamel from decay. Veneers not only protect against cavities, but they also can reduce the risk of a tooth infection as well. Dentists may recommend dental veneers to a patient who has severely weakened enamel that is in need of repair, especially if the patient is concerned with their appearance.
Improve cosmetic imperfections
The primary reason many patients choose dental veneers is to achieve a more attractive set of teeth. Veneers are used to fix more noticeable concerns such as severe discoloration or weakened enamel, but patients can also choose veneers for more subtle concerns, such as mild misalignments. If the patient is concerned with their smile due to any type of minor cosmetic imperfection, then veneers may offer long-term benefits.
Get in touch with a general dentist to learn more
If you are interested in speaking with a general dentist that offers dental veneers treatment, then reach out to our team via phone or by email today for more information. We are happy to answer your questions related to dental veneers and whether or not they are the best option for you and help you determine if treatment is appropriate.
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