Improve Your Smile With Veneers
Are you happy with your teeth? Perhaps generally speaking you’re happy with the state and health of your teeth. But maybe you feel like they could be whiter? Straighter? Brighter? Well, let us introduce you to Veneers!
Dental veneers are a commonly proposed solution to a wide range of problems, both clinical and cosmetic.
The concept is simple: the outer layer of the tooth is removed, and a new, hard, shiny shell is installed in its place.
The basic description is simple, but the flexibility provided by this basic procedure makes it a viable option for a number of potential problems. When teeth are discolored (due to root canal treatments, various drugs, or even large fillings), a veneer can provide a bright white surface. When teeth are worn down, cracked, or chipped, veneers can provide a strong, intact surface to repair the patient’s bite and smile. When teeth are misaligned or unusually shaped, veneers can provide a strong, well-shaped surface to match the other teeth in the patient’s mouth. When gaps exist between two teeth, veneers can be used to narrow the gap and provide a more natural looking smile.
Veneers typically utilize porcelain, which is well tolerated by gum tissue, and provides a strong, natural looking surface that matches nearby teeth. However, patients considering veneers should consult their dentist to discuss the possible downsides, such as the fact that they are non-reversible, difficult to repair, and may not be a good choice for patients who have existing dental problems (such as decaying teeth, as the veneer will not solve the problem of decay, and may complicate fillings in the future).
Watch an informative video on dental veneers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7BnIEcJXeU (Source Checkdent / youtube.com)
There are other options instead of veneers – such as bonding and crowns – and insurance coverage varies. Talk to your dentist to discuss whether veneers are right for you.
For more information on dental veneers call Blustone Dental at 817-337-0223 or visit the website at http://www.bluestonedental.net