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Dental veneers can correct lots of cosmetic issues, such as gaps, stains, cracks, uneven spacing, and worn teeth. In fact, the classic Hollywood smile is largely attributed to veneers.
But perfect-looking teeth aren’t the only reason why veneers are so popular. In fact, for many of our patients, porcelain veneers are a way to protect their teeth from further damage.
At Gunnerson Dental, we offer dental veneers to patients who want to both have an aesthetically pleasing smile and restore the function of their teeth. You can trust board-certified dentist K. Cheyn Gunnerson, DMD, to provide comprehensive dental care to patients in Payson, Utah, and surrounding areas.
A crack on the surface of your tooth is an open invitation for bacteria and plaque. If the cracks are superficial, porcelain veneers could be a good alternative to a crown.
Crowns require the removal of a significant amount of enamel, so when possible, porcelain veneers are a superior option to crowns because they seal cracks while causing less damage to the enamel. And because porcelain veneers are less invasive than crowns, they typically require less time in the dentist’s office.
Once damaged, enamel can’t grow back. But all hope is not all lost: Porcelain veneers can serve the same role as your enamel, acting as a barrier between your teeth and disease-causing bacteria.
Unlike enamel, porcelain is resistant to erosion, making it stronger and tougher than your natural enamel, even when exposed to acidic foods on a regular basis.
Gaps between teeth make it easier for bacteria and plaque to get trapped and cause cavities. So if you have gaps and uneven spacing, not only do you find it harder to floss and brush, but you also increase your risk for developing cavities.
Veneers can fix uneven spacing and gaps, preventing bacteria and plaque from collecting in the spaces between your teeth.
Not everyone is a good candidate for porcelain veneers. If you suffer from tooth grinding and gum disease, veneers may not be the right option for you. Our team at Gunnerson Dental can suggest alternative treatment options.
So if you’re unsure of what dental procedure works best for your budget and dental health, our team can explain your options and whether veneers are the right choice for both the aesthetics and the functionality of your teeth.
Want our team of experts to work on your smile? Contact us to schedule an appointment. You can call or use our online tool to request an exam and consultation.