It’s only natural to be concerned about your smile. There are many methods for whitening, straightening, and improving the appearance of your teeth, but most of them are temporary or require consistent treatment. A more permanent solution for a more beautiful smile is dental veneer application. If you want your teeth to look better but typical whitening methods haven’t worked, it may be worth asking your dentist about dental veneers.
Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite resin that mimic the natural appearance of teeth. These pieces are permanently bonded to the front of the treated teeth, and the eight teeth at the top and front of the mouth are the most commonly veneered teeth.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are one of the most permanent tooth whitening solutions available, and they also help with many other dental issues as well. Some of the most common reasons for people to seek dental veneer application include:
- Severe discoloration. Veneers resemble perfectly healthy, white teeth. If conventional whitening treatments have failed, veneers offer a permanent alternative.
- Broken teeth. If a tooth breaks in the enamel layer or at the front of the tooth but the tooth pulp is unexposed and healthy, a veneer made of composite resin can effectively cap the damaged tooth and protect it from further harm while also improving its appearance.
- Small teeth. Some people have adult teeth that develop smaller than usual, and they may feel self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth. Some people with underdeveloped teeth may have difficulty eating or speaking. Veneers can effectively add mass and size to small teeth and reduce the appearance of gaps between teeth.
These are the most common types of cases treated with dental veneer application. The process of application can be very quick or quite involved depending on why the patient needs veneers. For cosmetic purposes and to hide discoloration, veneers can be applied over the teeth with minimal need to grind down the teeth. In other cases, the dentist may need to grind and shape the tooth before applying the veneer to ensure safe and effective application.
Veneers are durable, easy to maintain, and can be applied rather quickly in most cases. However, the application procedure can be painful in some cases, and the process is one of the most expensive forms of dental restoration available.
Speak to your dentist about veneers for cosmetic purposes. If you need treatment for a dental injury and are worried about the appearance of your teeth after the incident, an emergency dentist may be able to provide a veneer application if it is suitable for your condition. Contact Emergency Dental Service online or call 1-888-350-1340 today to schedule an emergency treatment appointment with a dentist near you.