People get Dental Veneers for one reason. They are unhappy with the appearance of their smile. The reasons they are unhappy with their smile are usually related to the color or shape of their front teeth. Gaps between teeth or misaligned teeth are other common reasons for Dental Veneers.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are simply thin layers of material placed over your teeth to cover up the flaws. They’re typically made from porcelain, but they can also be made from composite resin. The Veneer is razor thin and covers the front of the tooth only.
Because prepping the tooth for a Veneer is minimal, it is more conservative than a Dental Crown. Preserving as much tooth enamel as possible is why the Veneer is great option for cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are becoming a more popular choice in people looking for a simple, non-invasive, and cost-effective solution to improve their smile.
Should You Consider Veneers?
Since the decision to get Veneers is based on your individual dental situation, you and Dr. Schmelter will discuss why you might need Veneers. Some of the reasons include the following:
- Chips and Cracks – If you have chips or cracks in your teeth, Veneers can easily cover them up. Veneers can also keep cracks and chips from getting worse over time.
- Discoloration – Veneers can also cover up mild to severe discoloration and enamel defects. When staining exists that can not be fixed with whitening solutions, Veneers may be the only option.
- Gaps – If your teeth are misaligned, Veneers can help with that, too. Misalignment often causes gaps in your teeth, which would typically take years to fix with orthodontics.
Are You a Good Candidate for Veneers?
Dr. Schmelter can evaluate your individual dental situation at either a an in-person consultation or with our new Smile Virtual consultation option. You will discuss your individual goals, expectations, and options for your smile.
The ideal Veneer patient is someone who:
- Has excellent periodontal and good general oral health
- Is committed to routine oral hygiene including flossing everyday and brushing 2-3 times per day
- Has a good amount of healthy tooth enamel to prepare for Veneer placement
Whether you have one or two teeth that may need Veneers, or you want a comprehensive smile makeover, Dr. Schmelter can make recommendations including teeth whitening, gum reshaping and contouring, and Invisalign. Once the best treatment plan is determined we can start to give you the smile of your dreams. Call today to schedule your consultation.