July 22, 2017
Over time, your smile can easily collect some unsightly problems. Accidents happen, leaving you with some chipped or cracked teeth. Pressure from chewing can nudge your teeth apart, making small gaps between your teeth. And all that coffee and tea can leave you with a dark, dingy smile.
But there is a quick way to restore your smile to how it should look. Call our Norton Shores, MI dental office at 231-366-4182 today to make your appointment for dental veneers. Our Norton Shores dentists are well trained is using cosmetic dentistry to help transform your smile.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Simply put, dental veneers are covers for the front of your teeth. Your veneers will be custom-made to fit your teeth individually. Porcelain veneers or Lumineers (with a patented material) both are very thin but durable. They also look like healthy enamel.
That means your dental veneers will cover over all stains, chips, and similar problems. Once our Norton Shores dentists bond them on the front of your teeth, your smile looks amazing.
Just like most cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers are a great way to improve the look of your smile. Doing that can help your confidence and self-esteem since you know how much better you look. But are dental veneers good for you? Here are some pros and cons to getting a dental veneers procedure.
The Pros Of Getting Dental Veneers
Dental veneers cover damage and stains.
You look in the bathroom mirror, and you can see the stains and unsightly damage in your smile. It’s easy to be embarrassed by such a smile. Worse, the stains and damage typically get worse over time.
That’s where dental veneers can help. By covering the damage, your smile suddenly looks bright and healthy. Dental veneers also seal up any damage on the front of your teeth. This prevents it from getting worse.
Dental veneers are very easy to take care of.
Some dental treatments require lifestyle changes or extra maintenance at home. For example, braces come with food restrictions. Some at-home teeth whitening treatments require care done in your home.
But with dental veneers, there’s none of that. You can eat and drink like normal, and the only maintenance needed is brushing and flossing like you already should be doing.
Dental veneers cover small gaps in your smile.
Many people get orthodontics when they’re young to straighten and realign their teeth. However, your teeth are never locked in place. Year after year of chewing every day can leave you with some small gaps in between your teeth.
Our Norton Shores dentists can help by using dental veneers. When yours are made, the veneers can be made a little too big in spots. These can cover those small gaps, making it look like you just had orthodontic work.
The Cons Of Getting Dental Veneers
Grinding your teeth can damage your dental veneers.
Dental veneers are bonded to your teeth, so they typically last 10 years or longer. However, teeth grinding can be a problem here. All that grinding can damage your veneers and can even make them fall off. If you have a problem with chronic teeth grinding, you may want to address that problem first.
Any visible teeth without dental veneers will change color faster.
Dental veneers are more stain-resistant compared to your enamel. If you only get veneers placed on a few of your visible teeth, then your uncovered teeth will start to look darker than the veneers.
The dental veneer process cannot be reversed.
In order to make sure the dental veneers sit flush with your teeth, a small layer of enamel has to be removed. Otherwise, your veneers will look odd. The downside is how this makes the dental veneers process irreversible. You can’t decide to not wear them anymore a few years into the treatment.