Teeth that are in less than perfect condition can have a negative effect on not only your ability to eat but also on the way you look and the way you feel about yourself. Teeth that appear chipped, cracked, undersized or stained may cause you to lose your self-confidence around the people that you meet. Our cosmetic dentist in 06510 has been helping people in this community regain their smile and self-confidence using porcelain veneers.
Our cosmetic dentist in 06510 uses porcelain veneers as one method of restoring teeth that have been chipped, cracked, discolored, stained or are unevenly spaced. Dental veneers are thin sheets of porcelain laminate that is bonded to the front of a tooth. Veneers are best suited for the front teeth. Our doctor has the veneers made from precise measurements of your existing teeth. Veneers have a few advantages over other restoration methods. Dental veneers are less invasive than crowns, they also require little or no removal of tooth material like crowns do. Veneers are also less costly than many other restoration methods and there is no pain involved. Of course, veneers are not right for every restoration situation. They work best in restoring minor problems and not major tooth decay or injury and are only used for the front teeth. Veneers are not used to replace missing teeth or to top dental implants.
Our cosmetic dentist in 06510 can use a group of veneers to significantly change the color of a person’s smile. Often patients want a much brighter, more even smile and veneers may be the treatment of choice in these cases because they are cheaper, easier to do and don’t require the removal of tooth material for a basically cosmetic change that a row of crowns would. Veneers will not discolor or fade over time like whitening treatments will. If you are considering veneers to fix minor structural and/or aesthetic problems in your teeth call our office for a consultation.
By James M. Quigley, D.M.D. Family & Esthetic Dentistry
May 14, 2019