What Types of Problems Can Dental Veneers Fix?
Stains, cracks and chips are all examples of problems that dental veneers can fix. These seemingly little differences can make a big difference when it comes to the appearance of your teeth. Having these issues fixed is important, but you may not know the right place to have this done. The good news is that dental veneers can offer a solution for these types of issues.
Chipped or cracked teeth
Grinding the teeth at night can cause them to become chipped. Biting down on hard foods can also cause the teeth to crack. Sometimes, patients have old fillings. An older style of filling places pressure on the teeth, forcing it outward. This can cause chips or cracks to develop over time. Newer styles of fillings have the opposite effect, holding the tooth together.
Regardless of the cause of the chip or crack in the tooth, a veneer can cover it up. A dentist may choose to strengthen the tooth first with a type of bonding or another filling. Then a veneer can be placed over the tooth to cover the chips and cracks in it.
Many patients will choose to undergo teeth-whitening procedures to brighten up their smiles. However, not all teeth can be successfully whitened. Most whitening procedures are only designed for the surface stains on the teeth. If the patient’s teeth have been darkened due to an injury or decay, whitening procedures will not help. This is where dental veneers come in. With the right type of veneers, a dentist can easily and quickly brighten the appearance of a patient’s smile.
People’s teeth can wear down with age. Grinding the teeth at night can also cause the teeth to wear down as well. This can cause some teeth to look shorter than others and result in a smile that is not pleasing aesthetically. However, veneers can extend the length of a patient’s teeth and make them look like they are longer.
Mildly crooked teeth
For major over- or underbites or crooked teeth, braces will still be required. The crooked teeth can place too much pressure on the veneers and cause the veneers to break. However, for teeth that are only slightly crooked, veneers can actually make the teeth look straighter.
Gaps between teeth
Dental veneers can also cover up slight gaps between the teeth. The veneers can be placed in such a way on either side of the gap that the gap will not be noticeable. The dentist can use veneers that are slightly larger than the teeth in the area to cover the gap.
Visit a dentist today for dental veneers
Dental veneers can fix a variety of issues for you. Whether you are suffering from crooked teeth, stained teeth or worn teeth, then dental veneers can help you. You do not need to live with a smile that you do not love. Talking to a dentist can help you determine if dental veneers are right for you.
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