Having a damaged tooth can be very frustrating. Even if it is only a minor inconvenience, it can detract from a smile and cause issues with a person’s self-esteem and confidence. This, in turn, can affect a person’s mood. Veneers can help to resolve this issue by repairing the injury to a damaged tooth.
There are a few reasons for the placement of veneers and why people choose to have them placed. Below is more information about dental veneers, what they help to repair, why people get veneers, and why veneers need to eventually get replaced.
Why Dental Veneers?
There are a few reasons for the placement of dental veneers. These include:
· Repairing cracks and chips
· Improving tooth coloration
· Additional tooth support
· Adjusting uneven and misaligned teeth
With all of this said, the underlying reason people often get veneers is cosmetic. While they can provide some additional support, patients will generally get veneers to improve the overall look of their smile. By fixing a damaged tooth, many patients see an improvement in their confidence, mood, and self-esteem. They are able to smile with pride and not worry about hiding the damaged or discolored tooth.
If you have a cracked, chipped, discolored, or otherwise damaged tooth, reach out to Forest Hills Dental. We’ll schedule an appointment for a consultation and evaluation to see if a dental veneer is the right restorative option to meet your needs.
Dental Veneers Versus Crowns
There are a few different repair options for damaged teeth, the most popular being dental bonding, veneers, and crowns. Which option is right for you will depend on a few different factors.
One major consideration is the level of damage. If the damage is minor, bonding or a veneer may be enough. For more severe issues, a dental crown may be required.
Another consideration is the functionality of the restoration. While dental crowns offer cosmetic benefits, they are also a strong restorative option. Veneers can offer some additional support but are primarily cosmetic.
You may be wondering why you shouldn’t simply skip to a dental crown if they offer cosmetic and functional support. The main reason is a dental crown involves a significant amount of reshaping. Your dentist wants to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible. A dental veneer requires reshaping, but the reshaping is minor. A dental crown, on the other hand, replaces an entire crown of the tooth.
Dental veneers and crowns solve their own unique problems. In order to determine which is right for you, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with your dentist at Forest Hills Dental. They will take a look at your tooth or teeth and determine the right repair option to meet your needs.
Why Do People Have Veneers Replaced?
As with natural teeth, veneers will wear over time and can suffer from damage. They also may stain and discolor. In order to maintain your dental veneers, you’ll want to continue to brush and floss like normal, and avoid chewing on hard objects. This includes ice, pen caps, and other things that can damage your teeth.
In order to avoid staining, you should cut back on coffee, wine, blueberries, and other foods and drinks that can discolor teeth. Smoking can also cause issues and should be avoided.
While taking proper care of your veneers will increase their longevity, keep in mind they don’t last forever and will eventually need to be replaced.
Caring for Your Veneer
It’s important to take good care of your dental veneer and the natural tooth underneath it. In order to protect your veneer, you’ll want to avoid hard food that can damage it. While veneers are strong, like natural teeth, they can break. If you have bruxism, you should consider purchasing a mouth guard, so you don’t damage your veneer in your sleep.
Another major consideration for aftercare is the health of the tooth the dental veneer is sitting on. While the veneer may not suffer from tooth decay, the natural portion of the tooth can. It’s important to continue brushing and flossing like normal to avoid decay and infection.
Cost of Dental Veneers
The cost of dental veneers will depend on a few variables. This includes the materials being used, the specific dentist performing the procedure, insurance, how many teeth are being repaired, and more.
To learn more about the cost, reach out to Forest Hills Dental. We can discuss cost expectations with you. You can also speak with your insurance provider to see if dental implants are covered.
Forest Hills Dental offers low-interest, flexible financing through CareCredit. If you have little-to-no insurance coverage, this may be a great option for you.
Why Forest Hills Dental?
Forest Hills Dental offers premium services at an affordable rate. We proudly service patients of all backgrounds and income levels. We are very committed to customer satisfaction and provide the best service in the area.
Dr. Mark is very well-renowned both for his accomplishments in the field of dentistry and his commitment to his patients. He has spent years performing and perfecting the dental veneer placement procedure. When you choose Forest Hills Dental, you can rest assured you will receive the best service possible.
Reach Out to Forest Hills Dental Today!
If you have a cracked, discolored, chipped, or otherwise damaged tooth or teeth, contact Forest Hills Dental for an examination. We will take a look at your teeth and gums to see what treatment option is best to meet your needs. If Dr. Mark determines that you are a good candidate for dental veneers, we’ll get you scheduled for an appointment for the initial procedure.
If your current veneer is damaged or discolored, let us know! We can replace your current veneer with a new one.
If you have any questions about the procedure, costs, or anything else, please let us know. We’ll do our best to answer any questions you have. If you would like to learn more about financing options, we can also help you to navigate the CareCredit application process.
We look forward to speaking with you and meeting all of your dentistry needs.