A dental veneer is a covering that is placed on the teeth, often made of porcelain, to correct flaws of color and shape. Deciding whether or not to get them is a difficult decision. Here is a simple guide.
1. They don’t take away from the mouth’s functionality.
Some may worry that putting these coverings over the teeth might change all the mechanics of how you eat and talk. The truth is that porcelain veneers are so thin and attached so securely that eating and talking don’t change, even though the smile improves.
2. They are less invasive than other procedures.
Crowns, implants and dentures are all procedures that are used to make smiles better. Veneers are less invasive than all of them, yet still offer a lasting solution.
3. Veneers resist stain.
Porcelain veneers are often used to improve the appearance of a smile stained by tobacco use or other habits. What some don’t know is that the high-tech material used for veneers is good at resisting future stains, keeping your new smile bright.
4. Maintenance isn’t a big deal.
After your procedure, you’ll probably need to see Dr. Stubbs to make sure everything went according to plan, but after that just treat them like you would your original teeth. Ask Dr. Stubbs what toothpaste is best. When you come for dental checkups, we’ll give the veneers a check up and polish them.
5. Veneers are often a quick solution to flaws in the smile.
If there are gaps or twists in the teeth, or some discoloration, getting veneers is often the fastest durable solution to fix the issues. Orthodontic care takes time, as do other corrective treatments. Veneers take time to be created in the lab, to custom fit into your mouth, but the procedure is a matter of weeks, not months.
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