Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Getting Veneers

Dental veneers are most often thought of as a cosmetic dentistry solution for a variety of smile imperfections, such as discoloration and staining, minor chips, and uneven spacing. But did you know that some smile concerns we think are strictly cosmetic can actually pose a threat to the integrity of your smile? 

Dental veneers are a thin, natural-looking piece of ceramic or porcelain that attaches to the outer-facing portion of your tooth. They can address a range of oral health issues while improving the beauty and function of your smile, making them an ideal solution for a variety of situations. 

Dental veneers for smile gaps

Gaps between the teeth can take a toll on your self-esteem, but it is little known that they can actually have a great influence on the health of your smile as well. When caused by something such as periodontal disease, tooth gaps can do more than just make it more difficult to bite and chew. 

These gaps may cause discomfort and pain and can even lead to the teeth becoming loose, or even tooth loss as the gaps become larger over time. So, if you have gaps between your teeth, talk with Dr. David E Willey, DMD, PL about dental veneers as a possible solution. 

Dental veneers are capable of adding bulk to the teeth and can be customized to meet your smile’s needs for a completely natural look. A consultation with Dr. Willey will enable him to see if veneers may be right for you. 

Dental veneers for damaged tooth enamel

Your tooth enamel may be strong, but it is still susceptible to damage and decay. If you enjoy acidic food or drinks regularly, or get a little too rough while you brush, then your enamel may be at risk of wearing away. Worn enamel does not grow back, which can leave the inner layers of your tooth at risk of harm as bacteria gain access to them. 

To replace your tooth’s enamel, Dr. Willey can use dental veneers. Veneers are a minimally-invasive dental solution that will fortify the outer layer of your tooth to protect them from harm while blending seamlessly with your smile. 

Dental veneers as an alternative to dental crowns

Dental crowns are used for a number of reasons, many of them cosmetic. If they are being used for minor repairs of the smile, then veneers may be an alternative solution. Dental veneers are a less invasive solution that maintains more of the natural tooth beneath, which protects more of the integrity of the smile with a long-lasting solution that looks like your natural teeth. 

Keep in mind that veneers are not an acceptable alternative in every situation. Talk with Dr. Willey for a professional assessment of which dental solution is right for your smile’s needs. 

Are veneers right for you?

If you are struggling with gaps between your teeth or damaged tooth enamel, or are seeking an alternative to dental crowns, it is time to talk with Dr. Willey. Dr. Willey and our team are here to help you get the dental care you need. Schedule an appointment at our Sebring, FL, location today to learn more about dental veneers to see if this is the right choice for you! 

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