Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers

Dental veneers are a minimally invasive treatment to perfect the look of your smile. Veneers are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain that go on the front surface of teeth. They’re a permanent solution for a variety of cosmetic and functional dental concerns. 

Veneers might be best known as a cosmetic procedure. They’re often recommended to repair the look of stained, cracked, or crooked teeth. They can make short teeth look longer and balance out an irregular smile.

While it’s true that veneers have the power to dramatically transform the look of your smile, cosmetic reasons aren’t the only thing to consider when you’re thinking about getting dental veneers. 

At Fresh Dental Care, we’re experts in the benefits of veneers. Read on to learn more about the top non-cosmetic reasons to consider dental veneers. Then, schedule a consultation at one of our three convenient locations throughout Houston. 

Veneers add strength to teeth with weak enamel

Enamel is the hardest material in the human body. It covers your teeth, protecting them from damage and decay. But, sometimes enamel gets weak or wears down.

Genetics and age, along with acidic foods and beverages, can cause enamel to thin. Teeth with thin enamel are more likely to break or develop cavities. 

Veneers cover the front surface of your teeth and can help protect teeth that have thinning enamel. Porcelain veneers look like enamel and help create a barrier to ward off damage.

Veneers repair chips and cracks in teeth

If you have a small, superficial crack or chip in a tooth, a veneer might be able to help. Untreated cracks — even small ones — leave an opening in your tooth where bacteria can enter and cause decay. 

Veneers cover superficial cracks and chips, sealing them to help keep bacteria out. While deeper and more serious cracks may need a crown to maintain the tooth’s structural integrity, a veneer can be a great option for smaller cracks.

Veneers seal gaps between teeth

Gapped or uneven teeth can make it difficult to maintain strong oral hygiene. Bacteria and plaque collect on spaces between teeth, and it’s not always easy to brush and floss teeth that have irregular gaps.

Veneers can straighten the look of gapped teeth and seal off the space between them. The seal helps eliminate areas where bacteria and plaque can cause tooth decay and cavities. Veneers can make it easier to brush and floss, improving oral health.

What it’s like to get veneers

Veneers are a popular dental treatment for cosmetic reasons, but they can benefit your smile in a variety of ways beyond just looks. Let our dental team help you decide if veneers are a good option for you.

We offer comprehensive oral exams and evaluations to determine if veneers are right for your teeth. We assess the thickness of your tooth enamel, severity of misalignments, and talk to you about your goals for treatment.

If you decide to get veneers, expect to make a few trips to our office for the preparation and fitting process. All veneers are custom-developed to fit and blend with natural teeth. Our dentists work with you to choose the right size, shape, and color for your smile.

To prepare your teeth for veneers, we remove a very small amount of surface enamel. We use a strong, permanent cement to affix the veneers. Finally, we shape and trim them to make sure you maintain a normal bite.

Veneers make your smile whiter and straighter, and they protect your teeth from the risks of damage and decay. If you have thin enamel or are prone to cavities, don’t overlook veneers as a simple cosmetic dental procedure.

Dental veneers aren’t just for looks anymore. To find out what veneers could do for you, book your first appointment at Fresh Dental Care by calling us today or requesting an appointment online.   

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