Over time, certain lifestyle choices, injuries, illnesses, and even pregnancy can affect the appearance of the teeth and gums. Many adults may be experiencing discolored teeth, chipped teeth, crooked teeth, and tooth loss. Fortunately, there are various treatment options to rectify those issues, one of which being same-day dental veneers.
Dental veneers are thin shells made of tooth-colored materials used to completely cover the surface of the teeth. Veneers enhance the teeth by altering the color, shape, size, and length. The most commonly used types are porcelain and composite. The main difference between the two is that composite veneers are composed of resin that is tailored and bonded to the tooth for enhancement. Porcelain veneers are produced in a lab and are less likely to stain in comparison to other materials.
After a thorough examination, dental professionals will recommend the most suitable type of veneer that best meets each patient’s oral health needs and goals. For example, those who have generally healthy teeth but still need minor changes may best benefit from composite veneers. Individuals with broken, discolored, or spaced out gaps may best benefit from porcelain veneers.
Veneers are an excellent solution for those in need of tooth enhancement because the procedure doesn’t require much tooth to be removed. Therefore, most of the original tooth structure remains preserved. Veneers also don’t harm gum tissues, which means there shouldn’t be any swelling or irritation as long as individuals continue to practice good oral hygiene. Lastly, the color of veneers is often custom selected to make the appearance as natural as possible. Those who select porcelain veneers will benefit from a long-lasting, stain-resistant smile.
As long as individuals continue to brush, floss, and maintain their annual dental checkups, then veneers can last up to 10 years or longer.
Unfortunately, those who suffer from tooth decay are not the best candidates for veneers because the veneers would do more harm than good. It’s not hygienic to cover up decay because the problem will continue to spread and lead to further oral complications. Those who suffer from bruxism may not be the best candidates either unless a prosthodontist is able to provide a mouth guard to prevent them from damaging their veneers while they sleep.
The best candidates for veneers are those who have stained or chipped teeth, but still have overall good oral health.
At McBride Dental, we offer one-day dental veneers to help our patients quickly attain their dream smile. We have CEREC technology that allows us to help our patients walk out of our office with an enhanced smile that they can be proud of. Veneers are excellent for closing large gaps, brightening stained smiles, correcting crooked teeth, and restoring broken or chipped teeth. If you would like to improve your natural-looking smile and are in the San Diego area, call our office to schedule an appointment at (760) 471-1003. We offer complimentary consultations to address all of your questions and concerns.