One of the questions we hear most from patients during veneer consultations is “Do veneers damage my natural teeth?” is happening.
dental When applied correctly, veneers can help you regain lost self-confidence and they are a life-changing treatment.
How Do Veneers Affect Your Enamel?
When an experienced aesthetic dentist applies your aesthetic dental treatment plan, veneers do not harm your natural teeth. The most important thing to know about the safety of veneers is to trust only an experienced aesthetic dentist, and this can be said for all aesthetic dentistry treatments.
Before getting veneers from the dentist, ask to see pre- and post-treatment photos of other patients’ smiles to get an idea of the dentist’s aesthetic skills. You should also make sure that your dentist has been performing cosmetic treatments for some time and has the necessary credentials to perform the treatment.
How Much of My Natural Tooth Is Taken?
This is a common concern for most patients seeking veneers, and the short answer is how much natural enamel it takes to make room for veneers – not as much as you might think! Your dentist will remove roughly ½ millimeter of enamel from the surface of your teeth to accommodate the veneer thickness.
After a patient has a veneer, there is no going back to your natural teeth. Because of the process of grinding the enamel on your natural tooth to place the veneer, once you have veneers you will need to continue using them.
How Long Do Coatings Last?
Just like your natural teeth, veneers need care and maintenance, but they are much more durable than your natural teeth. With proper care, your coatings will last for years, and sometimes even decades, and only need to be replaced if a problem arises. How long your skins will last is really up to you!
Pros and Cons of Coatings
Like everything in life, choosing to go forward with veneers will have pros and cons, and these lists may be different for each patient depending on their particular situation. Factors that can help you decide if veneers are right for you are likely due to these main reasons:
ADVANTAGES OF COATINGS
.An increase in the confidence of having a more flawless smile.
.Specially molded for your teeth for a perfect fit.
.It is almost impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth.
.Veneers are bonded to your teeth in whatever form they take, meaning no additional drilling or shaping is required in most cases.
.No special maintenance required, just typical brushing and flossing!
.Your always ideal bright, white smile never fades because you choose the color that’s right for you.
CONS OF COATINGS
.Veneers do not change color after they are made, while your natural teeth change over time. Keep this in mind when choosing the color of your skins.
.Veneers are more prone to chipping and cracking than crowns or fillings.
.The veneer is not recommended for people with habits such as nail biting, teeth grinding, chewing on ice or other material objects.
.They are not suitable for anyone with weakened enamel, gum disease, or a history of other dental conditions.
How Veneers Can Transform Your Smile
Veneers are used to correct non-ideal teeth due to any of these conditions:
Colorless Teeth- Teeth that are severely discolored due to root canal treatments, stains, excessive fluoride use, or other causes, including large resin fillings that leave the tooth discolored.
Worn Teeth- Worn teeth due to grinding, erosion, tooth decay and other oral habits.
Chipped tooth- Several cracked, chipped or broken teeth on any surface of the tooth.
Misalignment- Misaligned, irregular, or irregularly shaped teeth with craters or ridges in them.
Gaps- Teeth with one or more spaces between them. Gaps between teeth create distinctive dark spaces that stand out in all the wrong ways.
Ready for Smile Design?
The first step in getting a veneer is to consult a licensed and reputable cosmetic dentist so that your teeth can be evaluated. After a consultation appointment, we can decide together whether veneers are a good option for you and your smile design. If you are ready to change your smile and enjoy the many benefits of veneers, contact Dentsuadiye today.