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Should You Get Dental Veneers?

Should You Get Dental Veneers?
Blooming Smiles Dental Studio
BY Blooming Smiles Dental Studio

Porcelain dental veneers spell out a new start for thousands of people. But are they right for you?

What Are Veneers?

A dental veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that fits over the front of an upper front tooth. The veneer acts like a glove or mask, hiding any unwanted imperfections behind a sleek uniform facade.

Why You Should Get a Veneer or Two

Is there anything about your smile that embarrasses you?

Dental veneers can cover over a range of cosmetic issues including:

  • Chips
  • Rough enamel
  • Teeth that look too small
  • Gapped or crooked teeth
  • Deep stain

Of course, you can correct such problems in other ways. But going with veneers is likely to get you the fastest and most immediate results.

When Veneers Are Not a Good Option

Getting that movie star grin is a confidence-boost like you’ve never experienced before. But dental veneers aren’t right in every case.

For example, you shouldn’t try to put a veneer on a tooth that takes a lot of pressure from your bite. Veneers aren’t load-bearing structures - they’re for looks, only. If you have a back tooth you want to fix up, a crown may be a better option.

Veneers aren’t advised for children because they are a permanent procedure and not necessary for maintaining oral health. Your child may be better off with a crown or filling to restore their smile and can choose veneers when they get older.

Want to learn more?

To contact a cosmetic dentist in Bloomingdale, look no further than Dr. Duares at Blooming Smiles Dental Studio. Call our office today to schedule. We’re happy to help you decide whether veneers are right for you.