Are Dental Veneers Right For Your Smile?

Over time, your teeth collect some unsightly damage. Chips and cracks aren’t easy to get, but odds are you have at least one tooth with that kind of problem. Then there are the inevitable stains from all that coffee, chocolate, and just about anything dark. Many adults even find themselves with small gaps in their smile even though they had braces long ago.

That’s why you need to call our Panama City, FL dental office today at 850-588-0185 and make an appointment for dental veneers. Dr. Patel has the training to use this cosmetic dentistry treatment to transform a dull, unsightly smile into one that makes you happy and proud.

Cosmetic Dentistry With Dental Veneers

What are dental veneers? They are cosmetic dentistry, so they will make your smile look amazing. But how do they do that?

Dental veneers are tooth-shaped covers for the front of your teeth. Each one is shaped to fit one of your teeth in particular, and they’re made from materials that look and feel like healthy enamel. They’re even colored to look like bright, healthy teeth. Our Panama City dentist will expertly bond them to the front of your teeth.

Most people can get dental veneers, but there are some who might be better suited for a different cosmetic dentistry treatment. To help you decide if dental veneers are right for your smile, here are some of the pros and cons of this cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Pros Of Getting Dental Veneers

– Dental veneers will seal up damage

Chips and cracks in your enamel are more than just a cosmetic problem. They weaken your teeth. They also tend to get worse over time from the pressure from all that chewing you have to do. Thankfully, your dental veneers will do more than just hide the unsightly damage. By bonding to the front of your teeth, your veneers seal the damage so it won’t get any worse over the years.

– Dental veneers resist stains better

Coffee, tea, chocolate, and just about anything dark that you eat or drink will stain your teeth. It’s a slow process, but that’s why your white smile can look a bit dark and dingy these days. Dental veneers are more resistant to stains than enamel. That means you can keep enjoying that morning cup of coffee and keep your white smile for much longer.

– Dental veneers hide small gaps in your smile

Every time you chew, you’re putting a lot of pressure on your teeth. This is why so many adults have small but noticeable gaps between their teeth, even if they had some sort of orthodontic treatment as a child. Thankfully, dental veneers can be made a little big in spots to cover and hide those gaps, making it look like you just had orthodontics again.

– Dental veneers do not require any special care

When it comes to taking care of your dental veneers, you won’t have to do anything differently. All you need to do is brush, floss, and visit our Panama City, FL dental office every six months like everybody should.

Cons Of Getting Dental Veneers

– The dental veneer procedure cannot be reversed

In order for your dental veneers to sit flush on your teeth and look normal, our Panama City dentist will need to remove a thin layer of enamel first. That means the process cannot be reversed. You can’t decide to just stop having veneers one day.

– Your teeth can change color faster than your dental veneers

Because dental veneers resist stains better than enamel, your teeth can start to darken and make your dental veneers look unusual. If you have some visible teeth without veneers but some with, then this would look odd.

– Grinding your teeth can damage your dental veneers

Dental veneers are very durable, but they can get damaged. In fact, if you grind your teeth a lot from stress or TMJ disorder, you could even make the veneers fall off your teeth. You may need to address the grinding before you can get dental veneers.

Call us TODAY at 850-588-0185 or use our convenient online form to schedule your next appointment for dental veneers. Our Panama City dentist is well trained in cosmetic dentistry, giving him the expertise needed to place your dental veneers just right.

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