Thanks to the high-tech and innovated solutions dentistry uses today, patients with a variety of teeth problems can enjoy a Hollywood smile. Veneers are one of the best solutions for people with aesthetic teeth issues. The ongoing development of dental ceramics allows the dentists to create different and highly effective porcelain veneers.
What Are Veneers?
A veneer is a thin piece of material (usually porcelain), which is placed over each damaged tooth to make it look white, straight, and healthy. It also protects the tooth surface from damage and staining.
A dental technician creates veneers based on the patient’s needs. That’s why installing veneers takes several dentist appointments.
Veneers are not removable. Technically, the dentist can remove the veneers but it will leave teeth unprotected. When the veneers are installed, some of the enamel is removed making the tooth susceptible to decay without protection.
Porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years if cared for properly. In some cases, if the wear and tear is high, some veneers may require cosmetic repairs. The lifespan of the veneers depends on their quality, the dentist’s expertise, and the patient’s effort.
Why Do You Need Porcelain Veneers in San Diego?
There are several reasons why patients consider porcelain veneers in San Diego. Most of them have to do with aesthetic matters. A smaller percentage requires the procedure due to dental problems.
1. Physically Damaged Teeth
Teeth get cracked, chipped, and broken on a regular basis. Usually, it happens during ball games and other sports activities. By itself, a broken tooth doesn’t pose any danger. However, with time, scratched enamel may stop protecting the tooth and lead to decay. One of the restorative options, depending on the severity of the damage, is a veneer.
Children tend to break and chip their teeth while playing. A veneer is often the most sparing option for tooth correction.
2. Stained and Yellow Teeth
None of the teeth-whitening products will help a patient, who has naturally yellowish teeth. But veneers can. They can also assist with hiding the tobacco and coffee stains. Usually, people who can’t remove stains any other way, opt for veneers.
3. A Small Gap
A small gap between the teeth may be an attractive individual trait for some and a disaster for others. One of the simplest ways to get rid of a gap is to install veneers.
4. Worn Down Teeth
Patients who suffer from teeth grinding and clenching habits end up with worn-out teeth. This can cause substantial tooth damage over time. Veneers don’t just enhance the appearance of such teeth, they protect them from decay, and improve the food-chewing process.
5. Teeth Misalignment
Misaligned and malpositioned teeth are usually treated by orthodontists. However, if the problems are minor, they can easily be adjusted by installing veneers.
Are Veneers Right For Me?
The only person, who can determine if veneers are right for you, is your dentist. At Bajars & Bajars, we have many years of experience installing porcelain veneers in San Diego. We are always happy to answer your questions about the procedure. Call us to set up an appointment today.
Dr. Sandris Bajars
General Dentistry, Endodontics, Orthodontics
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