Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers

If you have tooth damage, you probably want to cover it and protect it from further damage. Crowns are a good option, but have you considered veneers? They can hide dental imperfections and give your teeth the reinforcement they need. 

At Westlake Smile Studio, located in Westlake Village, California, we specialize in veneers. Here are some non-cosmetic benefits they provide.

What veneers do

The main purpose of veneers is to give your teeth a nice, natural look. They can treat issues like: 

Veneers can be put on several of your teeth at once. 

Durability

Veneers can be made from composite resin or porcelain. Composite veneers use a resin-based material similar to those used in fillings. Severe chips or gaps aren’t treatable with resin-based veneers or fillings.

If you have a chipped tooth, using porcelain material offers more protection than composites. Porcelain veneers are more durable than composites and can last up to 15 years with proper care.

Great results with little prep

Although crowns treat most of the same problems as veneers, your tooth has to be reshaped before your dental professional can apply a crown. It may need to be filed down so the crown matches the shape of your tooth. Veneers don’t require any reshaping; we simply cement them to the front of your tooth.

Restore worn-out teeth

Teeth can wear down over time from a number of reasons, including brushing too hard or clenching them. This thins your tooth enamel and makes it more susceptible to damage, like chips. 

Veneers cover the front of your teeth, which helps reinforce your enamel to prevent further thinning and damage. It can even improve sensitivity.

Porcelain veneers do not irritate gums

Certain procedures and materials can irritate your gum tissue. So if you have sensitive gums and need to repair a tooth, porcelain veneers are a good option.

Save money

Veneers are cheaper than other cosmetic treatments for damaged teeth, like crowns and bridges. Although porcelain veneers cost more than composites, they don’t wear down as quickly. You save money because of how long they last.

How to get veneers

When you visit Dr. Mimi Theerathada, she talks to you about veneer options and what your expectations are. From there, she or another member of our dental team exams your teeth to recommend the best treatment option for you. 

We make sure veneers are custom-fitted to your teeth to provide comfort and enhance your smile. To learn more about how veneers can help you, contact our team by phone or schedule a consultation with our online booking tool.

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