What are Veneers?
Almost everyone has heard about veneers at some point in their life. In fact, veneers are one of the most commonly performed cosmetic dental procedures. If you are considering a smile makeover, you may even find yourself entertaining the idea of getting veneers. But, are veneers right for you and why should you choose veneers over the various other cosmetic dental treatments?
Before diving into why you should get veneers, it is important to understand what veneers are and how they work. Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that are attached to your natural teeth in order to improve their appearance. Unfortunately, veneers cannot be used to replace missing teeth and can only be applied to teeth that are free of decay. This is because veneers adhere to the teeth and your dentist does not want to trap bacteria underneath.
To place veneers, a tiny sliver of enamel must be removed from the front side of your teeth. This is a necessary step in order to ensure the veneers will sit flush with the gum line and have a natural appearance. This also prevents them from becoming damaged or falling off.
Now that you have a better idea of what veneers are and how they are applied, here are some reasons why you should get veneers:
For starters, veneers are a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment. Unlike other cosmetic procedures, veneers only require minimal amounts of the natural tooth structure to be removed from the front side only. This means that veneers preserve the majority of your natural tooth structure while adding a protective outer shell.
Alleviate Tooth Sensitivity
Since veneers are a shell that is placed over the outer surface of your teeth, they indirectly act as a shield for your teeth. This is especially beneficial if you are prone to hot and cold temperature tooth sensitivity. With veneers, the hot or cold stimuli will hit the veneer instead of your tooth enamel. This protects your tooth from feeling the sting of cold sensitivity.
Of course, the appearance of veneers is one key reason you should get them. Having veneers placed will make your smile look naturally gorgeous. In fact, many Hollywood celebrities have used veneers for their red carpet smiles.
While there are a variety of cosmetic dental treatments that can offer you a variety of cosmetic improvements, veneers are one of the few that can result in multiple improvements. A single dental veneer can be used to correct the color and shape of a tooth, as well as any damage it may have. Additionally, multiple veneers can accomplish the same thing while also making your teeth appear straighter and more evenly spaced. Not only do veneers accomplish so many improvements, but they do so with one treatment. This means no long recovery and no multiple treatments.
As you can see, there are many great reasons why you should get veneers. They are a hassle-free, minimally-invasive cosmetic dental treatment that will make your smile look phenomenal while correcting tooth sensitivity. With all these great reasons to get veneers, what are you waiting for?
Dr. Sadati possesses extensive experience in all aspects of advanced restorative dentistry, with an emphasis in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He has attained Accredited Fellow status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the most rigorous, demanding credentialing process in the world. He is the only AACD Accredited Fellow in South Florida.