Cosmetic Veneers: The benefits & disadvantages May 7, 2021
Cosmetic veneers are truly the most multi-faceted way to mask a horde of dental imperfections. They are an excellent quick fix for teeth that have inherent stains that cannot be bleached away. Cosmetic veneers are the perfect solution for chips and cracks as well. For patients who do not want to go through the process of orthodontics, cosmetic veneers can straighten your smile painlessly in just a few sessions.
There is no debating why dentists and patients alike are raving fans of veneers. Now that the cat is out of the bag every dental procedure has its pros and cons. A patient who would like to try cosmetic veneers needs to examine what they are and how they work.
The concept of dental veneers is sort of like a clip on nails but for teeth. They are permanent . They do look like real teeth. They are narrow at the base where the teeth meet the gums, and wider toward the biting end of your teeth. Most veneers can be custom tailored to match the color, shape, and contour of the patient’s teeth.
All restorative dental procedures should compliment and match the rest of your teeth. Veneers are really no different. Veneers are extremely thin which allows them to rest on your teeth without increasing their volume. Veneers are usually made of synthetic composite like materials such as resin or even porcelain. The reason for resin or porcelain is that they mimic the same shades of your natural teeth. Veneers are durable as long as the patient doesn’t exhaust them due to strain or overuse. Any patient considering cosmetic veneers should review the following:
- Last longer than dental crowns
- Don’t have to remove as much enamel as compared to crowns
- Straighter teeth
- Versatile and blend with other teeth
- Sensitivity to heat or cold
- For badly failing teeth with decay crowns are a better option
- Veneers are susceptible to chipping and cracking
- Veneers tend to have a shorter life span as compared to bridges or crowns
If you have questions about cosmetic veneers or cosmetic dentistry and would like to set up a consultation feel free to contact our office at (760) 734-4311. We look forward to having the opportunity to help you achieve your the goals you have set for your new smile makeover 🙂
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