Using Porcelain Veneers To Cover Damaged Teeth
Posted September 1, 2016 by Wager-Evans Dental
Dental damage comes in different forms. There are small signs of wear and tear that can build up over the years, though they can accumulate faster if you have a habit of grinding your teeth, or chewing on hard substances. These damages, alongside the gradual loss of whiteness in your enamel, can make your teeth look older, and less attractive. This decline in your appearance can be offset through a cosmetic dental treatment. You can actually take care of both the color of your teeth, and their general condition, by receiving porcelain veneers. Dental damage that stems from physical trauma can also be addressed through cosmetic work, but if the damage is significant enough to threaten your oral health, it could call for restorative work.
Part of why porcelain veneers are so popular with people wanting to improve their appearance is because they can cover up multiple problems. A thin shell is fitted onto the front of your teeth; by placing those shells, your dentist can cover up damaged or misshapen teeth, and make them look whiter. The veneers are permanently placed, and intended to be a long-term cosmetic remedy.
If you suffer a dental injury that makes a tooth look unsightly, your dentist can help, though it may not be a cosmetic matter. If the tooth’s integrity is threatened by the damage, you may need a dental crown. If you are worried about how this will affect how you look, you can receive an esthetically pleasing porcelain dental crown.