Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dental procedure — and with good reason. They have many benefits and are affordable. If you have thought about getting veneers, but aren’t sure if they are right for you yet, check out these four reasons you should consider getting porcelain veneers.
They Instantly Straighten Teeth
Braces are a great way to straighten teeth, and with invisible braces like Invisalign, you don’t have to suffer the stigma of a metal mouth. However, braces do take a long time to work. If you are looking for a way to fix your mildly crooked/gapped teeth fast, consider veneers. The entire process does take a few weeks, but once you have your beautiful veneers, your teeth appear straight. Plus, because your teeth aren’t actually moving, you don’t have to worry about wearing a retainer to prevent them from becoming crooked again.
Veneers Hide Stains That Can’t Be Whitened
Everyone wants a bright white smile, and thanks to teeth whitening, you can get a beautiful smile fast. Unfortunately, not every discoloration can be whitened. While tobacco stains, food stains and drink stains usually whiten with ease, there are some stains that tooth whitening doesn’t fix well or at all, such as discoloration from too much fluoride. Luckily, you don’t have to accept these stains. Veneers sit on the front surface of your teeth, so they hide any stain. Porcelain veneers resist stains well, but if they do manage to become stained, they cannot be whitened.
They Add a Protective Layer to Teeth
Enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, but that doesn’t make it impossible to destroy. Eating foods and beverages high in sugar or acids and not taking proper care of your teeth can cause enamel erosion, which exposes your teeth to decay. Enamel cannot be regrown. Once you’ve lost it, it’s gone for good. If a lot of enamel has deteriorated from your teeth, your dentist may recommend veneers to protect your teeth from decay. They won’t be able to protect the backs of your teeth or your back teeth, so porcelain crowns may be necessary in some cases.
They Fix Chips and Uneven Teeth
A last advantage of veneers is that they make your teeth look perfect. If you have chips on some of your front teeth, don’t worry, the veneer will hide it. If you have teeth that are too long, too short, oddly shaped or uneven, veneers can fix that too. The lab can design the veneer to fit your tooth while giving the appearance of an ideal tooth. Plus, because porcelain looks almost like normal tooth tissue, no one will be able to tell you have veneers.
Veneers are a great option to improve the appearance of your smile. However, keep in mind that this is a permanent decision. Once the dentist has filed your enamel down to fit the veneer, you’ll need them for life. Of course, once you see how great you look with them, you’ll want them forever. For more information about veneers, contact Landmark Dental Group today.