Some dental problems require cosmetic treatment to correct. One example is a chip in a front tooth. Dental veneers can fix minor issues and improve the patients’ entire appearance with a better smile. When deciding on veneers for teeth, the patient and dentist work together to prepare the patient’s teeth and choose other preparatory procedures. The preparation ensures that the veneers will last for years with minimal care.
1. Minimally Invasive
For problems with the appearance of teeth, patients have several options. For instance, a patient may elect to have an extraction, and dental implant put into their jaw to replace a damaged tooth. However, this procedure requires several surgeries and is best for patients who would have lost the tooth without intervention.
Among the benefits of veneers is the minimal invasiveness of the procedure. Unlike dental implants that need surgery, veneers only require a pair of visits to prepare the teeth and place the veneers over the prepared areas. Because the roots and base of the teeth remain in place, dental veneers best serve patients who have good teeth with exterior damage or discoloration.
2. Corrects Chipped Teeth
Chipped teeth typically don’t require root canal therapy to treat because the chips often don’t expose the root canal. Consequently, minor chips don’t need dental care. However, these problems cause cosmetic issues. Therefore, to correct the issue, the patient may need dental veneers to cover the tooth’s front and hide the chip. Additionally, the veneer restores the full size and shape of the tooth, so the patient has an even smile, even if they had a chipped tooth.
3. Improves Overall Smile Appearance
Over time, damage to the front teeth can negatively affect the smile. For instance, some of the following types of damage can impact the appearance of the teeth:
- Discoloration from staining or aging
- Chips in teeth
- Poorly spaced teeth
- A gap between front teeth
- Teeth that look too long or too short
These issues with the smile can have a ready correction in just a couple of visits with porcelain dental veneers. Patients should discuss with their dentists whether their cosmetic concerns can improve with dental veneers.
4. Stay White for Years
Another of the dental veneer benefits patients appreciate is the ability of the fixtures to stay bright. Since veneers last for years, they must also stand up to daily use without staining for that time. Porcelain veneers excel at staying bright over the years until the patient needs to replace them.
5. Require No Special Care
Some types of dental fixtures, such as dentures, need special cleaning methods. However, dental veneer benefits include ease of care. For instance, patients only need to floss and brush and get preventative dental care twice annually to keep their veneers clean. As long as patients take care of their other teeth, the veneers will also stay in good shape and looking good.
Just like natural teeth need regular cleanings and daily brushing, they should not be misused. The same advice holds for dental veneers. The porcelain veneers have a similar strength to regular teeth. Therefore, patients who try to use either their teeth or porcelain veneers as nutcrackers or bottle openers could have them fall out or break. However, as long as patients use the same care and caution with their veneers that they use with their natural teeth, both will keep their smile looking great for years.
Reach Out to Lovett Dental Cinco Ranch to Learn More About Dental Veneers
Patients unhappy with their smiles should find out about the cosmetic dentistry services offered at Lovett Dental Cinco Ranch. Thanks to our professionals, our patients can see real differences in their smiles, especially with veneers. For patients who want to learn more about dental veneers, reach out to us at 713-244-7799 or connect with us online at Lovett Dental Cinco Ranch. Our cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and preventative care help our patients and their families to have healthier smiles that look amazing.