Posted by Dr. Soto Sep 27, 2019
You might be hesitant to show your full smile during an interview, a group photo, or a night out on the town. This aversion might be due to cracks, pits, gaps, or discoloration in your teeth.
If this describes you, then you might be an excellent candidate for dental veneers. Teeth veneers are thin, tooth-colored porcelain covers that are placed and cemented by a dentist onto the front surfaces of your natural teeth.
Veneers not only help give you confidence when you talk and smile, but they also help protect your teeth. Let’s talk about some of the many benefits of dental veneers.
Veneers visually correct dental flaws that are otherwise visible to those you are talking to and those who are looking at you. Your dentist might recommend them to cover cracks, chips, pits, and discoloration on your teeth.
A major benefit to tooth veneers is that they do not have to be removed and cleaned separately like dentures do. Rather, they stay in place once they are affixed to your teeth by a dentist. They have been reported to last for 10 to 20 years or more.
Veneers look just like your regular teeth, and you will brush and floss them like usual. If you ever wish to remove and replace them, a dentist will have to perform the procedure.
You also don’t have to worry about tooth discoloration ever again. Years of drinking coffee might have turned your teeth to an unwanted shade of brown or yellow – and although stained teeth can be treated with whitening, there is a significant possibility that they will become stained once again.
Porcelain veneers, however, are made of a material that is naturally stain-resistant. Therefore, you can enjoy your coffee and fruit juice without worrying about developing discolored teeth.
Your dentist will use a porcelain color that matches the rest of your adjacent teeth. That way, they will look just like the original teeth that they are covering. You will notice that they look a bit more perfect than before!
Aside from looking healthy on the outside, you also don’t have to worry about their functionality. The veneers will feel natural and may even make your teeth feel stronger than before. You can drink, eat, and talk naturally.
Although enamel is strong, it is still destructible – especially over time. Enamel can be worn down by highly acidic drinks, food, teeth grinding, or even overly aggressive brushing. Acid reflux disease can also contribute to the damaging of your enamel.
Enamel cannot grow back, but fortunately, dentists can replace it. Veneers are an excellent option for those exposed to enamel erosion or abrasion.
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Teeth veneers are easy to maintain. Be sure to brush your teeth two to three times a day, floss daily, and visit your dentist regularly. Properly maintaining your veneers will ensure that you will have the brightest smile out there.
If you are uncomfortable with how your teeth look or feel, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ernie Soto. He can perform various dental and orthodontic procedures, including full mouth reconstruction, dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry.
The first step to achieving that killer smile is by calling our office at (954) 368-6264 or requesting an appointment via our online form. We look forward to helping you have a dazzling smile!
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