Teeth that are weakened will require dental care to remedy. There are multiple options such as extractions and crowns. Another option is implementing ceramic dental veneers
on the affected teeth. At Dallas Prosthodontics our team would be more than happy to work with you to provide a smile that’s right for your oral health.
Veneers Can Shape Your Smile
Veneers are thin, white shells that are placed on and bonded to teeth. Veneers are made purely for aesthetic reasons. Despite this, they can potentially strengthen weaker teeth which grants them functionality. Additionally, since veneers are customized, they will be a better fit than over-the-counter dental appliances. Veneers are good for repairing malformed teeth, discolored teeth, and gaps. This cosmetic treatment can produce dramatic results without being invasive.
Porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years. Composite resin veneers can last up to eight years. Maintaining veneers requires practicing good oral hygiene every day. Brushing veneers and teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day will keep them clean and prevent excess bad bacteria from accumulating. Furthermore, it is recommended to rinse between meals to avoid stains. Be mindful of food and drinks infamous for transmitting their pigment to teeth such as coffee, red wine, and berries.
Benefits of Veneers
Veneers have a more natural appearance than oral care solutions such as crowns. Most veneers mesh well with gum tissue. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and can blend in with the remaining natural teeth. And veneers require less recontouring of the tooth than crowns require.
Issues to Consider Before Getting Veneers
Patients with oral health issues such as gum disease are not good candidates for veneers. Also, veneers are irreversible. Some patients report sensitivity to heat and cold after getting veneers installed. And when a tooth underneath a veneer decays, the veneer will have to be removed and replaced with a crown. Patients with bruxism - teeth-grinding disorder - are not good candidates for veneers as the grinding will damage and crack the veneers. And veneers generally cannot be fixed once they are damaged.
What Type of Veneer Is Best?
Veneers can be created from either porcelain or composite resin, and the choice in materials used will have a big effect on the final pricing. Thanks to the transparent nature of the material itself, porcelain veneers are known for being more durable, stain-resistant and are similar in appearance to a real tooth. However, porcelain veneers are considerably more expensive than resin veneers. Composite resin veneers are less costly but not as resilient to chipping and other damages. Additionally, composite resin veneers are more susceptible to stains.
Speak With Us About Veneers
If you wish to arrange an appointment with our professionals, you can contact our team at Dallas Prosthodontics by calling (972) 503-7200. Our professionals can answer your questions about veneers and determine if they’re the right solution to your oral health issues.