Noncosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers

Without a doubt, veneers can give you a beautiful smile. They can make your teeth appear whiter, more evenly spaced, and more uniform to give you a celebrity-quality smile. But, did you know that veneers offer many noncosmetic benefits as well? 

Here at Le Dentistry & Associates, our team offers patients in Norcross, Georgia, the very best general and cosmetic dentistry solutions. Wej use state-of-the-art techniques and materials to help keep our patients’ teeth healthy and beautiful.

Wej may recommend dental veneers for a number of noncosmetic reasons. Find out if you should consider veneers as a way to enhance your smile both aesthetically and functionally. 

Why veneers?

Dental veneers are very thin, custom-fit “shells” that bond to the surfaces of your teeth. Each veneer resembles your natural teeth in color and luminescence. Veneers can be made from resin or composite materials, but porcelain veneers look most like your natural teeth. 

Typically, patients get veneers to improve the appearance of their smile. Veneers are often part of a complete smile makeover as they can make teeth look whiter and more uniformly shaped. Furthermore, veneers can last for many years. 

But even if aesthetic improvements are your main objective, veneers can provide several dental health benefits, too. 

Reinforce a weak tooth

Veneers are wafer-thin, but they can add strength to a weak tooth. If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, a dental veneer can reinforce your tooth and prevent further damage. Putting a veneer on a cracked tooth may help you avoid needing a dental crown, which covers your entire tooth, or more complex dental procedures. 

Close the gaps between your teeth

Not loving that gap between your two front teeth? Or maybe you have gaps between other teeth that make you feel self-conscious when you smile. Dental veneers can give you back your confidence by closing these gaps. But, the benefits go beyond cosmetics. 

Unevenly spaced teeth are harder to keep clean than teeth that are closer together. You can get food stuck between your teeth, which can lead to plaque and tartar buildup. This could also affect the exposed gum tissue between the gapped teeth. 

Custom veneers bridge these gaps, which can make it easier for you to keep your teeth clean and your gums healthy long-term.

Stop enamel erosion in its tracks

Some people have weaker enamel than others, making it easier for their teeth to succumb to surface wear and tear. Enamel protects your teeth, so if it wears away as a result of exposure to foods, fluids, or other substances that cause erosion, you may experience painful tooth sensitivity, increased tooth decay, and discoloration. Veneers can protect your teeth from further erosion and may help your teeth feel less sensitive to hot and cold foods. 

Instant orthodontics

In some cases, you can correct minor tooth misalignments with veneers. And again, while the aesthetic benefit can help you feel confident about flashing your smile, you also get the added benefit of making it easier to keep your teeth clean. 

Crooked teeth can be hard to brush and floss. Furthermore, misaligned teeth can provide places for plaque and tartar to build up, and cavities can form more easily in those areas. By getting veneers, you can add to the aesthetic value of your smile and make at-home dental care much easier. As a result, you can get a more beautiful smile and improved oral health for years to come.

To learn more about dental veneers and to see if they can help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Le Dentistry & Associates today.

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