Dental Veneers: What You Need to Know

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Are you displeased with the appearance of your smile? Do you have smile flaws like discolored, worn down, chipped, or gapped teeth? Dental veneers in Lebanon, Oregon, may be for you! Dental veneers are thin shells that are custom made from tooth-colored materials to cover the front of your teeth and improve their appearance. Before you decide whether or not to have veneers placed by Dr. Dr. Quinn Martin, consider the following pros and cons:

Pros:
Dental veneers are made to look like your natural teeth. Dental veneers can restore the beauty of worn down or chipped teeth. Veneers can improve the appearance of teeth that are slightly crooked or irregularly shaped. Dental veneers can close small gaps in your smile. If you wish for a brighter smile, our dentist can make your veneers whiter than your natural teeth. Porcelain dental veneers are stain resistant, so they will keep their beautiful color. Veneers are a more conservative approach to modifying the appearance of your teeth than dental crowns. They don’t require as much tooth alteration before placement and they are still stronger and more appealing.

Cons:
Having dental veneers placed is not reversible, as the tooth enamel is shaped before placement. Because the enamel is shaped, the teeth may become more sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages. Your dental veneers may not quite match the shade of your natural teeth. The color of your dental veneers cannot be altered once they are in place.

Talk to our dentist if you are thinking about having veneers placed to improve smile and he can help you decide if they are right for you and your smile! We welcome you to contact Smiles Dental today for more information about dental veneers and to schedule a consultation.