Similar to crowns and inlays, tooth veneers are thin porcelain covers to improve the look of your front teeth. These ultra-thin shells require less tooth reduction than a crown and can be made to dramatically improve a smile with careful planning and experience. A veneer can improve your smile aesthetically, but can also correct a number of dental issues such as:
Worn tooth enamel
Uneven tooth alignment or spacing
Chips or cracks
Despite the fact that veneers traditionally fall under cosmetic dentistry, the protective benefits they provide can prevent the need for further extensive treatments. Not only will your smile improve, giving you confidence, but you teeth will become stronger and more resistant to damage and wear.
Who Should Not Get Veneers?
Not all patients are good candidates for veneers. There are a handful of reasons why we would suggest alternate treatments other than veneers. If you are experiencing any of the following dental ailments, then a veneer is not your best option: