By: Dr. Sharanya Srinivasa DMD, ParaDentalCare.info, (201) 864-4700
Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. Veneers are a great way to transform your smile, they work for people with crooked, stained or missing teeth. You can also fill a gap with veneers. Veneers are a great option to fix dental imperfections large and small.
One benefit of veneers is that they are bonded to your natural teeth. This means they require little to no maintenance and you can continue to brush and floss as you normally would.
Something to keep in mind is that veneers are an irreversible procedure. To place a veneer, the a top layer of the tooth is removed. This top layer is the enamel layer. The shape created by the dentist holds the veneer in place, and also gives a natural look to the veneer.
Veneers are also resistant to staining, meaning your teeth will remain white and shiny. This is a great option for anyone who has stained teeth from drinking coffee or tea and does not want to constantly whiten their teeth.
Although veneers are an attractive option, they might not be right for everyone. This includes people who grind their teeth and those with high decay rate, aka constantly getting cavities. Sometimes, the best option may be to get braces or Invisalign to correct the alignment of the teeth. Your dentist will decide which is the best option for you.