Signs You Could Benefit From Veneers
Most people are not happy with their teeth, and try to hide them when they smile or laugh. Since your smile is often the first thing someone notices about you, this lack of confidence can lower your self-esteem. Yet, no matter what you’d like to change about your teeth, veneers can help give you a perfect smile. The dentists at Childs and Childs Dentistry want all of their patients to be comfortable showing off their pearly whites, which is why they offer the best in cosmetic dentistry treatments like veneers.
Veneers are most often made of a thin, porcelain shell that is bonded to the front of the tooth. The porcelain material is tooth colored so it will blend in naturally with the rest of your teeth. Though porcelain veneers are not real teeth, they still need to be cared for the same way and if maintained can last up to ten years. Veneers are only caps and will not protect your teeth from tooth decay and gum disease, so it is still important to practice good oral hygiene.
Can You Benefit from Veneers?
Almost anyone who would like a more aesthetically appealing smile can benefit from porcelain veneers. They are used most often for severe discoloration that whitening cannot remove, chips and cracks that cannot be repaired with composite resin, and to cover misshapen teeth. If more than one of your teeth are damaged, veneers can be applied to all of them to make your smile more complete and cohesive.
Most people who consider veneers will qualify for the treatment, yet there are some dental concerns that may make it difficult or impossible for your dentist to do the procedure such as:
- People who clench or grind their teeth – Veneers are strong, but may not be able to hold up against repeated grinding without chipping or cracking.
- People with unhealthy teeth – Teeth with large fillings or severe tooth decay may not have enough enamel for veneer to be bonded to without causing further damage.
- People who get whitening treatments – Once a veneer is in place, the color cannot be altered, which helps it avoid discoloration, but if you whiten the rest of your teeth it may make the veneers stand out.
Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
Porcelain veneers are a great option for anyone who wants a more attractive smile. If you live in the Naples, FL area and would like more information about porcelain veneers and how they can give you the smile you have always wanted, please contact us to schedule your consultation!