Can you completely change the appearance of your teeth without undergoing any exhaustive orthodontic or surgical intervention? Dental veneers can work wonders for your teeth even if they are discolored, short and gummy, gapped, broken, chipped or simply unappealing to your eyes.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are extremely thin shells that are used to shield all minor flaws and imperfections in your teeth. The material of these shells is similar to that of your tooth. We create custom-made veneers depending on the tooth that needs to be replaced. They are plastered to the front surface of your teeth to improve the appearance dramatically.
Veneers are usually made of composite resin or porcelain material. Because of their strong resemblance to the structure of the tooth and robust yet brittle attribute, porcelain is greatly used to fabricate veneers. In fact, porcelain looks a lot like natural enamel.
The right veneers are the best and easiest way to a charming smile. However, they are an irreversible treatment, so you need to give it a thought before having them placed. Veneers are a less obtrusive alternative compared to braces or crowns, and can be used to rectify small misalignments or close gaps. Many patients also opt for veneers as an easy cosmetic solution to straighten their smile and improve the brightness of their teeth, correcting several issues, such as chips, fractures or discoloration.
Patients who have the following imperfections are suggested to go for dental veneers:
- Diastema/Gapped teeth
- Short or gummy teeth
- Worn out teeth because of attrition and abrasion
- Teeth that are darkened or yellow because of aging
- Teeth with heavy stains
- Chipped, cracked or damaged teeth