Porcelain veneers are thin tooth-like shells which are cemented on the front surfaces of teeth. The primary reason for porcelain veneering treatments is to to conceal dental imperfections. As one of the more sought after cosmetic dentistry procedures, here are some of the applications of dental veneers:
Repairs chips and fractures.
While small chips and fractures may not contain damage that is severe enough to penetrate through the pulp region, these dental problems can still pose aesthetic and cosmetic challenges. For instance, chips and fractures can lead minute amounts of substances into the pulp layer, irritating the nerves and blood vessels encased in this region. And naturally, these problems can cause lower the wattage of your smile. However, porcelain veneers easily conceal and correct these problems.
Cover conspicuous or stained fillings.
Most individuals who go through dental bonding procedures or opt for cavity filling eventually seek porcelain veneers in the future. There are two reasons for this — the artificial look that describe composite resin, and their susceptibility to staining. Unlike porcelain, composite resin has a very “solid” color which keeps light from bouncing off the material just like it would with natural teeth. At the same time, composite resin material is not able to resist staining like porcelain does. For this reason, dental bonding procedures give out a very artificial look and they become “worn-out” in just a small period of time. Eventually, when the material has become too stained or if the tooth looks too artificial, patients will eventually seek porcelain veneers to cover these imperfections.
Conceal discolored teeth.
Yes, while teeth whitening procedures have become a staple in the world of cosmetic dentistry, there are some instances wherein your normal bleaching agent is useless in whitening teeth. This happens when the stain has gone all the way into the dentin layer of the tooth. Since the hydrogen peroxide is only able to interact with stains found on the enamel region, the stain found within the dentin layer cannot be extracted. A safer and more effective way of getting rid of these deep-seated stains is through porcelain veneers.
Remove gaps in between teeth.
Gaps in between teeth are a result of malocclusions or improper bites. If your only problem is the gap, then there is no need for orthodontic braces in order to move teeth and remove that space. You can instead go for veneers in order to widen your teeth and get rid of that gap.
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