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Can Dental Veneers Cover Imperfections on Teeth?

Posted by Gregg L Lage DDS Jan 26, 2021

Dental veneers are ideal for those who wish to hide flaws on their smile. Imperfections and stains on the teeth can make people want to smile less. By placing veneers on the teeth, the imperfections are hidden and the smile can look its best. This article talks about how veneers work to make the smile more appealing.

The need for dental veneers

Dental veneers are thin shells that are custom-made from tooth-colored materials like composite and porcelain. They are designed to fit over the front surfaces of the teeth. Since s shell is custom-made for the patient, it fits right over the tooth to transform its appearance. The following are a few of the flaws that veneers can hide on the teeth.

Tooth chips

Tooth chips tend to happen easily. A chip commonly occurs when a part of the tooth’s top surface is subjected to recurrent wear and tear; the constant pressure eventually weakens the enamel until it chips off. Chips can also occur if the tooth is subjected to undue force from biting down on a hard substance or from an accident. If chips affect the front-row teeth, the dentist can use dental veneers to hide them.

Tooth breakage

It is important to repair a broken tooth quickly because the damage may worsen until the tooth is lost. This can disrupt the balance of the oral cavity. When a tooth breaks, it is usually due to a bad fall or an accident, like a crash or sports mishap. A tooth can also break if a cavity or filling is too large. When the damage is not too severe to require a dental crown, a dental veneer can be a suitable and conservative solution.

Tooth stains

Sometimes, using whitening products or agents is not enough to remove stains from the teeth. Intrinsic stains are embedded under the enamel layer, and since whitening treatments only cover the external tooth surfaces, the stains are often permanent. Patients who have these forms of teeth stains may be worried about their teeth’s appearance. Dental veneers can cover the discoloration and make the smile look more appealing.

Gaps between the teeth

Some people have small gaps between their teeth. Orthodontic treatments like braces or aligners can close these gaps, but these tend to take months. When the gap is minor, the dentist can use a veneer. The entire process can be completed within weeks instead of months. The dentist will check to see if the patient is eligible.

Choose veneers to hide cosmetic flaws

Dental veneers can correct various imperfections and flaws on the teeth. If you have dental imperfections and think that you might benefit from getting veneers, reach out to the dental office. The general dentist will provide the information that you need to get started.

Request an appointment here: https://www.thedentistindenverco.com or call Gregg L Lage DDS, PC at 303-427-4552 for an appointment in our Denver office.

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