Do Veneers Ruin Your Teeth? Gentle Care Dentistry Explains
Porcelain veneers are one of the most common treatments in cosmetic dentistry, used to correct numerous imperfections, including chipped, stained, gapped, uneven, and otherwise flawed teeth. At Gentle Care Dentistry, Dr. Brianne Luu and the team use porcelain veneers to transform smiles with stunning yet natural-looking results.
While dental veneers are excellent in smile enhancement, one concern we get from patients is whether veneers damage teeth. This guide helps you learn more about veneers, including the impact of veneers on teeth.
What are veneers?
Veneers are ultra-thin porcelain shells placed on the anterior surfaces of front-facing teeth to disguise smile imperfections. Veneers are custom-fitted to match your teeth color, shape, and size so that even the most eagle-eyed onlooker won’t notice you’ve veneers. Veneers are also made from durable material to last many years if not decades.
Porcelain veneers are placed on your teeth after removing a small amount of the enamel. Enamel shaving is necessary to ensure your veneers don’t appear or feel bulky. During tooth preparation, an experienced dentist won’t damage your enamel. We carefully grind down the enamel to the thickness of an eggshell or two (0.5 mm) to accommodate the breadth of the veneer.
However, you must understand once you commit to veneers, there is no going back. The tooth preparation procedure is irreversible, meaning your teeth must always have veneers or other restoration.
Actual Patient Before After Results
Do veneers damage teeth?
Dental veneers don’t ruin your teeth. Instead, they enhance the beauty and function of your smile. When placed on your teeth, dental veneers erase chips, stains, gaps, and other flaws that detract from your smile. Dental veneers also repair chipped, sensitive, and worn-down teeth for improved oral function.
Veneers don’t last forever but can endure many years with proper maintenance. If you don’t take adequate care of your veneers, the tooth underneath can decay, compromising the structural integrity of your veneers. For this reason, brush and floss your teeth daily to eliminate harmful bacteria from the mouth. Consider a mouthguard if you brux teeth or participate in contact sports.
Start your smile transformation with dental veneers
Don’t let flawed teeth hold your smile back. Instead, please call Gentle Care Dentistry at +1 626-466-9596 to get your beautiful smile back with porcelain veneers. Still trying to figure out veneers? Please check out our before and after veneer photos to show the remarkable transformation veneers can have on your smile.
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