If you have certain dental issues, you may be able to have veneers put on your teeth to treat the condition. Veneers are like porcelain coverings, and they have a natural look to them. The veneers will be made to fit your teeth, give them a natural appearance and work as your natural teeth would against your other teeth. If you think veneers sound like a good option, you can learn about some of the types of dental problems they can help with in this article.
If one or more of your teeth are broken, veneers may be a viable option. Leaving your broken teeth untreated can quickly lead to cavities and eventually cause tooth decay. Also, you may want to repair them for cosmetic reasons if your broken teeth happen to be in your smile line where they can be easily seen by others.
If you have seriously crooked teeth, then another option, such as braces or clear aligners, may be your best choice. However, if you have a few teeth that are only slightly crooked, the dentist may be able to use veneers to correct the problem and give you a straighter smile.
If you have teeth that are discolored, the dentist may be able to use a whitening treatment on them. However, there are some issues where teeth whitening won't work, such as when the discoloration is caused from a medical condition. In these cases, the dentist may be able to cover your natural teeth with whiter colored veneers to give you a whiter smile. In order to make your smile look white and natural, the dentist will need to put veneers on all the teeth that show when you smile wide.
There are times when veneers can't be used
Veneers are a great option for many dental issues, but there are also a lot of times when they aren't an option. For example, if you are missing a tooth, then the veneers won't work. This is due to veneers needing to be put over a natural tooth. They are put in place with a bonding agent and have a hollow inside that slips over your tooth.
Porcelain veneers may not work if the natural tooth is very weak or unhealthy. In this case, the natural tooth may not be strong enough to support the pressure put on the porcelain veneers. For more information, contact Dr. Paul Goodman or a similar dental professional.