Family Dental
Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, DDS

Signs Veneers May Be For You

October 30, 2015
Posted By: Dr. Kenneth Edwards
Dental Veneers - Dentist Amherst NH

It can be hard living with severely discolored, cracked, chipped, or gapped teeth. Especially since those that suffer from these unsightly problems may also experience low self-confidence and try to hide their smile. Yet, these mild to moderate issues can easily be fixed with veneers. Veneers are one of the most commonly used cosmetic dentistry procedures done at Family Dental Care, so you can trust that Dr. Kenneth Edwards will get the job done right and give you back your beautiful smile.

How Veneers Work

Veneers are generally made up of a thin, tooth-colored, porcelain shell that is custom made to look like the rest of your teeth. The cap is then bonded directly to the tooth so it still maintains its functionality. Veneers are designed to hide dental flaws while still looking like your natural teeth so that you can’t tell they are there.

Though they will wear down at a slower rate than your teeth, you still need to keep up good oral hygiene since they can still become stained and the tooth underneath can still develop cavities and gum disease.

Why Get Veneers?

  • Discoloration – While whitening can generally help remove most surface stains, more severe stains that have absorbed beyond your enamel cannot be removed. Veneers can easily cover stained teeth to give you the brighter smile that whitening treatments couldn’t and are more stain resistant than other options.
  • Gaps – Gapped teeth can cause speech problems and can mean easy access for gum disease. Veneers can cover these gaps in order to make your smile seem more uniform and aligned without the need of years of braces.
  • Chips and cracks – Chips and cracks that cannot be repaired with a composite resin can also be disguised with veneers without the need to file down as much of the existing tooth, making them a better alternative to crowns which caps the entire tooth.

Are Veneers Right for You?

Porcelain veneers are a great option for those who aren’t happy with their smile. Though, they may not be right for those who grind their teeth or bite their nails since this can cause them to chip.  If you are in the Amherst, NH area and have questions about veneers and if they will work for you, please contact our office today for more information or to schedule a consultation. 

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