When you’re looking to have a smile renovation without losing your natural healthy teeth you may have considered veneers. This restorative procedure first was developed in the 1920s and were primarily used to ensure that actors had that perfect Hollywood smile while filming. These original veneers were temporary and weren’t thought to be a treatment that could last. As technology got better they became a viable permanent solution for cosmetic dental treatments.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are made of porcelain and are a shell that is matched to the natural appearance of your teeth. Veneers can also be used to improve the appearance of your teeth, reduce unevenness, close gaps, and elongate teeth shortened by wear. You must have sufficiently thick enamel for them to be applied as the process involves removing a thin layer of enamel from the front of your teeth. There is a variety of veneer called “no-prep” veneers that can be applied with a minimal amount of enamel removed.
Am I Candidate For Veneers?
Veneers may be a beautiful solution for some people, but they are only capable of treating a certain type of dental concern. Serious cosmetic dental issues are not a candidate for treatment using porcelain veneers. If you have any of the following dental concerns than porcelain veneers may be an option for you.
Severe Staining – In cases where your teeth are severely stained they may not be able to respond to tooth whitening treatments. Veneers are a great solution for cases like these and can give you a beautiful white smile.
Minor Imperfections – If you have minor imperfections in your teeth like cracks, chips, or somewhat crooked teeth than veneers may be able to solve these concerns for you. Dental bonding is another treatment that may work, but veneers produce a more realistic and natural appearance.
Multiple Imperfections – If you have multiple occurrences of the imperfections listed above, then dental veneers may be able to take care of all of them at once. This is both an effective and cost-efficient method of dealing with these cosmetic concerns.
No Bruxism – Bruxism is a condition that involves the clenching and grinding of teeth while awake or asleep. This condition can cause damage to your natural teeth, wearing down the enamel and causing cracks or worse. Veneers are not capable of withstanding this level of abuse, and so cannot be used in patients with Bruxism.
If these conditions sound like you, and you have good dental health, you may be able to benefit from getting veneers. This kind of cosmetic treatment is a great way to correct minor imperfections in your teeth damage is minimal or nonexistent. If you’re considering veneers contact Dr. Raj-Shikha Batra at the Troy Dental Studio in Troy, MI and make an appointment today. Their team is proud to help patients like you take advantage of the latest cosmetic and restorative treatments to restore their beautiful smile.