Veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment because they are elective and placed for aesthetic reasons. They are otherwise known as a “smile makeover.”
Veneers are thin porcelain or composite resin coverings that are bonded to the front surface of a tooth using dental cement, they fit over the front of teeth to improve their appearance, protect them from damage and create a beautiful smile. The tooth-colored shells bond to your teeth and change their length, size, color, shape, and function. It is being bonded to the front surface of a tooth using dental cement.
The veneer is a permanent change used to correct tooth imperfections, such as stained or chipped teeth.
Pros of Dental Veneer
1. Easily Whiten Your Smile
Years of drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes, or eating highly pigmented foods can eventually take their toll on your teeth, turning them an unattractive shade of yellow or brown. Stained enamel can be bleached at home or by your dentist, but can also become stained again. If you’re looking for an easier way to whiten your smile for good, dental veneers may be a great fit for you. Veneers are mostly stain-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about discoloration or needing to have your veneers whitened.
2. Fix Minor Cosmetic Problems
Veneers can fix chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, minor misalignment, and/or discoloration — they help correct many cosmetic dental issues!
Veneers are attached to the front surfaces of your teeth — so while they don’t change the position of your teeth, they do camouflage minor orthodontic problems once they’re applied. Your natural teeth may still be gapped or crooked, but nobody will know aside from you and your dentist.