Dental Veneers: The Pros and Cons

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are moulded to fit your teeth then attach to the front of the tooth with the goal of improving its appearance. They can also be made of resin or other composite materials.

A veneer van help change the size, colour, and/or shape of your tooth. They are used most often on:

– Discolouration

– Chipped or broken teeth

– Irregularly shaped teeth

– Gaps between teeth

– Any other dental issue that results in a loss of self-confidence

If you're considering veneers we would suggest you go through the pros and cons to get a better perspective:

The Pros of Veneers

Enhancing your appearance: The most obvious benefit to veneers is the increased confidence that comes from having a more flawless smile.

Easy to Maintain:

The veneer is bonded to your tooth in whatever form it’s in, meaning no additional drilling or shaping is needed in most cases. No special maintenance is required — just brush and floss as you would normally.

Instant Brightness:

Veneers can make any tooth appear bright white, but you can select any shade you want. You may choose to opt for something closer to your natural color so the change is not quite so obvious.

The Cons of Veneers

Increased Sensitivity

Some people experience an increase in tooth sensitivity after getting veneers. Tooth sensitivity is uncomfortable and inconvenient, but you can manage it with the right care which helps repair and strengthen weakened enamel.

Irreversible Procedure

Veneers are considered permanent because your dentist needs to change the structure of your natural teeth to properly place them. In this way, the outer layer of your enamel may be removed to make room.

Dental History

Furthermore, veneers should not be used if you have a history of weakened enamel, gum disease, or other dental conditions. If this is the case with you, your dentist can recommend other treatment options to fix broken or missing teeth.

Dentists at Jehangir OraCare can help you if you are interested in veneers; contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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