Veneers are thin layers of porcelain which sit directly on top of your teeth. This protective layer shields your tooth from wear and tear and makes it appear like new. Veneers can be used for more than just improving the brightness of your teeth. They can be used to repair:
- Teeth that are chipped or discolored. If you’re born with unevenly spaced teeth, dental veneers can help improve the situation. Dental crowns can be used to repair teeth that pull apart from each other. What happens to teeth that don’t align perfectly? These can easily be corrected by cosmetic dentists with dental veneers.
- Cracked teeth. Many people have noticed a tiny but noticeable crack in their teeth. It can be caused by grinding the teeth, clenching them or even gnashing them too hard. These minor problems can be fixed by cosmetic dentists who can use clip on veneers to smooth and restore unmarred teeth. Another common condition called ‘cavity’ can also be corrected by using porcelain veneers. Cavities aren’t just unattractive however they can also make your smile appear smaller because they cover up the natural tooth structure.
- Straight teeth, however imperfect teeth. If you have crooked, crowded or poorly formed teeth a bonding procedure might be able to repair them. The process of bonding involves placing thin composite veneers on the front of damaged teeth to restore their normal form. The process can take longer than other procedures however you could notice the difference in your smile.
- Discolored Smile. If your smile is too discolored to be improved by bleaching alone or other veneers, then you could opt to have porcelain veneers placed. In this case cosmetic dentists use a mixture of composite resin and porcelain enamel to repair a damaged or broken tooth. Not all stains can be treated with porcelain, so it’s important to talk with a dental professional. If the discoloration is too severe or you simply don’t like the color, however, you might find that a bonding procedure is the best route to take.