Veneers Can Correct More Smile Flaws Than You Think

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Veneers Can Correct More Smile Flaws Than You Think

You've probably heard of dental veneers. They are thin shells of custom-created porcelain that are fitted over flawed teeth.

Most people realize that dental veneers are an excellent way to improve your smile by covering stains, discolorations, and other aesthetic imperfections. But you may not know that they can correct other flaws as well, including conditions that can lead to serious dental issues.

At VaraniSmile in Turlock, California, general dentist Antoine Varani and our team of dental care providers specialize in creating veneers. Read on to learn about the versatility of veneers. 

A multipurpose solution

Veneers are thin pieces of custom-crafted porcelain that are bonded to your teeth. Our expert veneer makers match the color of your veneers to your teeth so they look like your own teeth — only better.

With good care, dental veneers can last for as long as 12 years or longer.

However, dental veneers can do far more than just cover minor imperfections or stains. They can actually contribute to your dental and overall health by addressing a variety of problems.

Chips, cracks, and pitting

Veneers might be a good solution for you if your teeth have undergone minor chipping, cracking, or pitting caused by trauma, sports injuries, or accidents.

Cracks and other openings in your enamel are risky to your dental and overall health because they can allow bacteria to enter the tooth. Bacteria can cause decay, cavities, tooth loss, and infections that can harm teeth and spread elsewhere in your body. 

Having a veneer bonded over a tooth with cracks, chips, or pitting can seal openings in your enamel and help stop bacteria from entering your tooth's vulnerable core.

Unusually shaped teeth

Do you not like the shape of your teeth? Veneers can help normalize the appearance of stubby, pointy, or otherwise oddly shaped teeth. Veneers can also give small teeth a larger appearance so they blend in with your other teeth.

Spaces between teeth

If you have gaps between your teeth, you could opt to have orthodontic work. But dental veneers offer a quicker, more convenient way to hide spaces and give your teeth a more consistent look. Veneers cover spaces without years of orthodontic work.

Weak teeth

Weak teeth are susceptible to chipping and cracking. Porcelain is a very strong material, so bonding a dental veneer onto a weak tooth can make it stronger and more functional.

Improve your smile with dental veneers

To find out if dental veneers are a good option for you, schedule an appointment at VaraniSmile. We will evaluate your teeth and recommend a customized treatment plan that will give you a whiter, brighter, more attractive smile. Call us at (209) 248-6659 or use our easy online booking form.