When To Consider Porcelain Veneers
Dr. Burhoop says if you have damaged your teeth for whatever reason, don’t you fret because there are several dental solutions for such a problem. Among them are porcelain veneers. One may ask when to consider porcelain veneers?
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Basically, they are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials. These serve as a flawless façade for different types of tooth damage. After a certain amount of treatment to make the veneer fit nicely on the tooth, it is bonded using a special adhesive. Dental technicians make sure to color match the veneer to the original teeth. Likewise, they shape veneers based on patients’ specific requirements to achieve a completely natural and pleasant final appearance.
Porcelain veneers are not only for damaged teeth, though. It can be the fix for other dental issues as well.
When to Consider Porcelain Veneers
Dental veneers can be the solution to the following situations:
When teeth are discolored due to an injury (intrinsic discoloration), a root canal treatment that thinned a tooth too much, and strong medication. Dental veneers can help if you have natural oddly shaped or misaligned teeth. Also helps if you have worn down teeth due to teeth grinding (bruxism) and nail-biting. When you have gaps between teeth (ala Madonna in the ‘80s).
Why Choose Dental Veneers?
Veneers are an affordable and quick solution to the problems mentioned. Unlike orthodontic treatments and other restorative dentistry options, veneers are prepared quickly and the result is instantaneous.
To make them last and look great for a long time, Dr. Burhoop, a Sioux city dentist, has the following tips to share:
Be meticulous with oral hygiene. Brush, floss and use mouthwash regularly because cavities can develop on the teeth to which the veneers are attached.
Always take your gum care seriously. This is a must in preserving the good fit of your veneers to your teeth.
Don’t bite into tough food. As strong as the adhesive used for porcelain veneers may be, it may not hold up to hard food like candy or jerky. It’s a hassle to be refitted for new veneers (and costly, too).
Avoid staining foods and beverages. Everything from wine, beets, coffee, to tea and other artificially colored food will discolor your natural teeth. Since veneers don’t stain, your smile will look rather funky with the veneers standing out in a perfectly pearly way.
Be Gentle With Your Teeth
Don’t use your teeth as tools. Don’t attempt to loosen the crown off a beer bottle with your teeth or crack nuts with your choppers. This is bad for your natural teeth and worse for your veneers.