The aesthetics of one’s smile is just as important as their oral health. Having a great smile is a huge advantage when it comes to interacting with people and posing for photos. It naturally drives up one’s confidence and reflects on their overall appearance, which can potentially make them the life of the party.
But, not everyone is blessed with such a good smile. Oral issues such as cavities, discoloration, damage, wear, malocclusion, misshapen teeth, etc. can take away your beautiful smile. To give you the smile that you truly deserve, we offer restorative and cosmetic dental solutions that are customized to meet your specific conditions. Among those, veneers are quite prominent ones that improve the appearance of the smile as well as the functionality of the teeth.
What are veneers?
Veneers are customized pieces of porcelain that are bonded on to the frontal surface of the teeth. They are wafer-thin and can be fabricated to perfectly fit on the face of a tooth, thereby enhancing the tooth’s appearance and strengthening it. They would firmly stay attached to the tooth’s face and wouldn’t slip off or break under impact.
What are veneers used for?
Veneers are widely used to treat the following types of oral conditions:
Discoloration:Teeth whitening is usually carried out through the use of a whitening gel. But, when the severity of staining is too bad, whitening doesn’t yield great results and would leave the teeth dull to a certain extent. Hence, bonding a veneer to the face of discolored teeth would be a great option to enhance their color and appearance.
Minor cracks: Minor cracks on the surface of damaged teeth can be gotten rid of using veneers. The ceramic structure would conceal the crack completely and prevent the entry of microbes into the root canal of the tooth. It also prevents the growth of the crack which would ultimately lead to tooth failure.
Chipping: Chipping of teeth can occur when the teeth take a hard blow or when you have a bad fall. A tooth or two may lose a certain edge due to the external trauma, thereby ruining the appearance of your smile. Veneers can be used to treat chipping and to restore the shape of misshapen teeth.
Excessive wear: Teeth naturally undergo wear as the ones from the upper and lower jaws keep coming in contact with each other while biting and chewing. But, this is quite negligible. The main culprit of excessive tooth wear is bruxism or night-time subconscious teeth grinding. The teeth may get reduced to almost half their actual size due to wear. Crown lengthening can be done using veneers to bring them back to their ideal size.
Why should you choose veneers?
- Veneers are highly durable and resistant to staining.
- They are long-lasting.
- Their appearance can be perfectly mimicked with that of the natural teeth. Their color, texture, contour, and translucency can be customized as required.
- They enhance both the aesthetics as well as the functionality of the teeth.
Schedule an online appointment or call us at (614) 459-3229 to have a consultation with Dr. Peng and we’ll be able to guide you further.