Porcelain veneers have been in the market for decades now. They have come a long way and are much more reliable. The cosmetic dentistry field has also come a long way in learning when it is best to use these and when it is not. There are a lot of people that are simply not happy with their smiles. If you are one of these people, veneers might be just the procedure for you. There are even times when you can avoid braces using veneers to close gaps in your teeth that have bothered you all your life.
Preparing the tooth for a traditional cosmetic crown requires cutting away large amounts of tooth structure. This doesn’t matter if the tooth is already diseased, but what if the teeth are healthy and a patient just wants the crown for cosmetic dental reasons? This is why porcelain veneers were created. Your dentist will take a small layer of tooth structure away and then adhere a porcelain veneer on the front side of your teeth. Better yet, there are now DURAthin veneers, a type of prepless veneers, that require no cutting of tooth structure at all. Veneers don’t work for all situations and so it is important to consult with your dentist to find out what is best for you.
What Can Veneer’ Do For Your Smile?
- Some staining is permanent and whitening can’t even get rid of it. If this is the case for you, then veneers might be the right option
- Veneers can cover up any cracks you may have throughout your front teeth
- If you have chipped teeth, veneers are a good option
- Veneers can fill minor gaps between your teeth without orthodontics
What Can’t Veneers Do For Your Smile?
- Close major spaces and crooked teeth
- Fix poorly shaped gum tissue
- Adhere to teeth that do not have enough tooth structure
Dr. Dennis Wells DDS of Nashville Center For Aesthetic Dentistry has years of experience on high profile cases and is very skilled with the use of veneers. Feel free to call today and schedule a consultation with Brentwood cosmetic dentist to figure out what is best for your teeth.