Why Do Dental Veneers Need to be Considered a Permanent Choice?
Posted on 3/30/2019 by Dr. Michael Wockenfus
We all want to have a perfect smile. Sometimes we are lucky enough to have been given a perfect smile. But for some people, their smile didn't turn out quite the way they wanted. They may have had a beautiful smile, and it was damaged through an accident or as the result of treatment for a disease.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Unlike other kinds of restorative dental work, veneers are designed to fit over teeth. Veneers are made to resemble a thin shell that covers and protects damaged teeth. Veneers can cover teeth that are broken, that have large gaps in between teeth, or that are discolored.
Each set of veneers, like each smile, is custom made by us when you come into the office. Veneers can be made either from resin or from porcelain. Porcelain veneers resist staining from coffee or tea and food, are extremely difficult to damage and last longer than resin veneers, but they are also more expensive.
The most important thing you need to know about veneers is that they are permanent. The bonding agents we use to put veneers on are difficult to loosen, which is for a good reason. Veneers need to bond well with teeth, and be able to move with permanent teeth to look their best. Also, we have to remove a small amount of your tooth enamel in order to bond the veneers to your teeth, which means that the veneers are considered a permanent part of your mouth.
If you are not sure whether veneers are the right option for you, why not let us have a look at your teeth and advise you on the best options for you? While veneers have to be considered a permanent choice, there are other restorative techniques that can be reversed. Give us a call today, and let us show you the options you have for a brighter smile.
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