Cosmetic smile imperfections can greatly affect a person’s self-esteem and self-confidence. People with dental imperfections may feel self-conscious about their smile and become less likely to smile or speak in front of people. Cosmetic flaws can also cause problems with eating and even affect a person’s overall health if they are not corrected.
Fortunately, there are a couple of treatments designed to correct cosmetic imperfections, and veneers are one of the most popular. But what are veneers? Are they permanent or removable? In this article, we’ll answer these questions and more about veneers.
Dental veneers are thin shells designed to cover the front surface of your teeth to correct cosmetic imperfections and improve the appearance of your teeth. They use a tooth-colored material that’s customized to match the shape and size of your real teeth and can be used to cover chips, close gaps, conceal discoloration, and align teeth.
Anyone with healthy teeth, gums, and good oral hygiene can get veneers to correct cosmetic issues. However, it’s important to consult your dentist to know if veneers are a good option for you.
Yes. Veneers are indeed permanent. They are bonded to your teeth after a layer of enamel is removed. Once applied, veneers cannot be removed without damaging the teeth. The lifespan of veneers can range from 10 to 20 years.
You should note that veneers are not removable, and the treatment cannot be reversed. If your veneers wear out, break, or loosen, you will need to have them replaced.
Veneers help strengthen your teeth and keep them in good condition. Removing them will weaken the remaining teeth and increase their risk of damage and decay. That’s why veneers are considered a permanent procedure.
Veneers are an excellent restorative treatment option to enhance your smile. But as mentioned before, this procedure is irreversible, so you must ensure you’re ready to commit to the treatment.
Veneers also need great care to produce the best results. If you don’t think you can do this, you may need to consider other options.
Dental crowns are great for restoring damaged teeth and protecting them from further damage. They are designed to look like natural teeth and are ideal for treating broken teeth and deep cavities and restoring an infected tooth following a root canal. You can also opt for other teeth restoration treatments like dental veneers, dentures, and more.
At Brad Wisowaty, DDS, Dr. Brad specializes in cosmetic dental care. He is committed to serving individuals and families of Valparaiso, IN.
Whether you need veneers or other restoration treatments like dental fillings or dentures, you can trust our team for professional treatment. Contact us online or call (219) 464-9681 to request an appointment and discuss your oral goals.
"I am a dentist who loves being a dentist. No judging, no moral high horse. Just honest, quality dental care provided with passion."
– Dr. Brad Wisowaty