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When are Dental Veneers the Right Option?

Dental veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure that can be used to fix a number of issues on your teeth. A thin piece of porcelain is shaped to cover the surface of your teeth and the piece of porcelain is bonded to the surface of each tooth. Dental veneers can transform the look of your smile if you have cracked or chipped teeth, deeply discolored teeth, or teeth that you want to reshape.

Cracked or chipped teeth

If you have a tooth that is cracked or chipped, dental veneers may be the right option. Veneers can cover surface-level damage to restore the aesthetics of your smile. The first step is to see your dentist and determine if there is any serious damage that would cause future problems. Once your dentist confirms that your teeth do not need additional intervention, veneers can be bonded to them. Veneers are the right option to cover surface-level damage like chips and cracks.

Deeply discolored teeth

Veneers are a good option to cover teeth that are deeply discolored. Veneers are the right option when there is no other way to whiten your teeth. If your teeth are discolored because of surface stains then you have whitening options that are simpler than getting veneers. You can use over-the-counter options like whitening strips or get professional teeth whitening. However, if the discoloration of your teeth is under the surface, the surface whitening options will not be effective. In the case of deep discoloration, dental veneers are an option that can provide you with the white teeth that you want. A veneer can completely hide discoloration that other whitening options will not touch.

Teeth that you want to reshape

Dental veneers can also be the right option when you want to reshape your teeth or fill in gaps. Your dentist can design veneers for you that are shaped in a way that fits with your overall smile. Veneers can also be used to fill in gaps that you do not like. Your dentist can shape the veneers in a way that creates a uniform look – free from gaps – in your smile. If you have elements of your smile that you would like to change for purely cosmetic reasons, dental veneers are likely the right option.

Dental veneers can restore your smile. If you have surface-level damage or deep discoloration to your teeth, veneers are the right option for getting your smile back on track. Dental veneers can also be used to reshape your teeth and fill in gaps. In order to determine if veneers are the right option in your situation, you will need to work closely with a cosmetic dentist. Schedule a consultation at Aristo Dental to start the process of determining if dental veneers are the right choice for you. 

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