Do Veneers Ruin Your Real Teeth?

September 25, 2021 8:59 am
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Dark-haired man smiles with veneers and points to his teeth

Are you looking for a permanent way to improve your smile’s appearance? Dental veneers are a transformative cosmetic dental treatment that can completely revamp your smile.

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of teeth. They are durable and stain-resistant. This customizable cosmetic dental treatment allows patients to design their dream smile and turn it into reality!

How Veneers Can Improve Your Smile’s Appearance

Porcelain veneers can either improve certain areas of your smile or completely alter its appearance. They can be used for a variety of purposes, such as to:

  • Brighten severely discolored teeth
  • Cover misshapen teeth
  • Create a more uniform smile
  • Fix small gaps
  • Lengthen teeth

Altering Your Teeth with Veneers Is Permanent

You must consider carefully before committing to getting veneers because it is a permanent cosmetic treatment. Before placing veneers, your teeth must be prepared with special dental tools. This process involves removing a significant layer of enamel from each tooth receiving a veneer to make sure the porcelain is able to fit snugly on the tooth and flush next to existing teeth.

Veneers don’t ruin your real teeth, as your teeth will be healthy, strong, and fully-functioning. Your tooth’s root will remain firmly anchored in your jaw. However, your tooth’s compromised enamel means the tooth will require coverage from a veneer the rest of your life to protect it from decay and sensitivity.

Questions About Veneers? We Can Help!

Do you have any questions about the veneers process? Are you wondering if they’re the right cosmetic enhancement for you? We invite you to schedule an in-person veneers consultation with Gregory B. Garrett, DDS. Our team takes the time to discuss your oral health, smile goals, and budget to determine if veneers are the right treatment for your smile. Please contact our office today to schedule your consultation!

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