How Dental Veneers Affect Your Teeth

A dental veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that fits over the outer face of your upper front tooth. Dr. Rivers will trim away a small amount of enamel from your tooth. Your finished veneer will fit snugly into your smile and make a world of difference.

Because you lose enamel that’s vital to the tooth, some folks wonder: are dental veneers safe?

How Your Enamel is Affected

Your tooth does lose some essential enamel structure. Doing this would ordinarily open your tooth up to sensitivity, fractures, and decay. With the protection of a porcelain shield, however, your tooth will be just fine.

The catch is that the trimmed enamel doesn’t grow back. If your veneer ever comes off or chips, you have to replace it.

If your tooth needs advanced structural support after damage or severe decay, then a dental crown may be a better option. Veneers are more conservative than crowns, but aren’t quite as strong.

How do you keep a tooth with a veneer healthy? As with any other tooth, regular brushing and flossing are the keys to fighting off decay that can still creep in at the edges of the veneer.

Benefits of a Veneer-Covered Smile

Dental veneers help you by:

  • Covering up deep stain and rough texture
  • Closing up gaps and chips
  • Making your smile look brighter, healthier and younger

A Hollywood-caliber smile no longer has to stay in Hollywood! Working-class individuals are also treating themselves to a star-studded grin with the help of dental veneers. Contact River Ranch Dental today to find out whether a veneer is right for you.

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