Cosmetic dentists frequently use dental veneers to give you a whiter and brighter smile. However, there are additional functional benefits of dental veneers that you may not know about. Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are applied to the front surface of your teeth. Not only do they whiten your teeth, they can help strengthen and even straighten your teeth.
Some Of The Corrections That Are M ade With Dental Ve neers:
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Tooth gaps
Reshaping Your Smile
Dental veneers are sometimes called “instant orthodontics” because they are capable of dramatically straightening the appearance of your smile without the time required by braces. Although orthodontic treatment may still be necessary for some patients, dental veneers can improve a host of superficial issues with your smile, such as:
- Improving the symmetry of your smile line
- Creating a smoother overall arc to your bite
- Making shorter teeth longer and more proportionate
If certain teeth project too far backward or forward, they can potentially be re-shaped by dental veneers to enhance the feel and function of your bite.
Other Benefits Dental Veneers Provide
When dental veneers are placed on your teeth, they add extra layers of protection. Each time you chew, you concentrate enormous pressure on your teeth. The combined layering of dental material, bonding material, and porcelain help protect your teeth against these extreme forces.
In addition to physical strength, veneers give you added protection against bacteria. Cracked and pitted teeth provide hard to reach places for bacteria to grow and turn into plaque. With proper dental hygiene, the smooth, even, man-made surface keeps these germs from growing and causing cavities.
Whether you have chipped, pitted, or merely dingy and discolored teeth, you will benefit from dental veneers. The benefits of dental veneers go far beyond their ability to mask cosmetic flaws. If you are interested in learning more about dental veneers, please contact Maple Avenue Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation at 401-237-4324.