Posted on 12/20/2019 by Northstar Dental
|People all around the world love to have a pretty smile. Fortunately, getting a perfect smile isn't as hard as you may think it is. Dental veneers can help you achieve a smile that is white, even, and beautiful.
Dental veneers are made of many different materials; however, the most common veneers are made of porcelain. Porcelain is resilient, which means an investment in a veneer is an investment for the future. They are typically attached to the front of the tooth and bonded with a strong adhesive.
While many people associate veneers with cosmetics only, they do have other applications. They are most often used when a tooth has become damaged due to decay or physical trauma. When a tooth becomes broken, it can suffer from early tooth decay. However, installing a veneer allows a person to fight against bacterial decay. This is because they will be able to properly brush and floss their teeth. Broken teeth can also be very painful while eating, but veneers can help with that as well.
What If Your Teeth Are Misshapen?
Veneers can also be used on teeth that are irregularly shaped. Irregular teeth can cause an uneven bite, which can cause damage to your other teeth. Our mouths are designed to take the force of our jaw evenly across all teeth. When one tooth isn't carrying its weight, all the other teeth suffer. Since veneers are strong like teeth, they can help support the load of a bite while eating.
Veneers have many more applications. To see if you're a good candidate for dental veneers, give us a call, and we'll set you up a consultation. While a veneer may not be the right option for you, many other options exist that we also offer. Whether your tooth is chipped, cracked, or broken, we promise to find the right solution for you!