If you're self-conscious about your smile, if you are finding that certain imperfections are holding you back from the smile of your dreams, maybe it's time to consider veneers. They can restore teeth that have incurred damage, that are for some reason malformed or are heavily discolored. Learn more about veneers and if they're the best option for you by speaking with your Laramie, WY, dentist Dr. Bruce Adams.
Versus Dental Crowns
Veneers are tooth-shaped shells that are bonded onto your teeth, and dental crowns function in a very similar way. Crowns, however, are meant to protect your teeth after they have suffered extensive damage. So veneers do not need as much tooth structure to be removed as may be required with a crown as they are thin but very strong and typically made out of porcelain dental material. Because of this, you can typically restore multiple teeth with veneers all at once. Deciding which treatment best suits your needs depends on what you're trying to correct, so speak with your dentist about your options.
What Veneers Can Do
Veneers can help to restore or improve the shape of your teeth. Whether they've been chipped, worn, or otherwise mishappened. They can also be used to enhance the appearance of your natural teeth.
Veneers as well can correct small gaps between teeth, crooked teeth, and teeth that do not respond to traditional teeth whitening.
What They Can’t Do
Your dentist may suggest alternative treatments when veneers are not the best suited for the problem you are trying to correct. Such as with larger gaps between your teeth or severely crooked teeth, both of which may be better served by orthodontic treatment. As mentioned above, for teeth that have suffered large amounts of damage are better restored and protected with a crown. Veneers also require an otherwise healthy mouth for the treatment.
Veneers in Laramie, WY
While they do have their limitations, dental veneers can correct a wide variety of dental imperfections. Whether you're correcting a single problem with a veneer or going for a full smile makeover veneers can be the best choice for you. To find out for sure schedule a consultation with your Laramie, WY, dentist Dr. Adams by dialing (307) 721-2900.