Because dental veneers are permanent, is important to carefully weigh the pros and cons of the procedure before you decide to get them. Dr. Batoul Aljazieh, our general dentist at La Mar Aesthetics Surgery Centre shares the following article from Colgate: Dental Veneers: Pros And Cons.
Pro: Easily Whiten Your Smile
Years of drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes or eating highly pigmented foods eventually take their toll on your teeth, turning them an unattractive shade of yellow or brown. Stained enamel can be bleached at home or by your dentist, but it can become stained again. If you’re looking for an easier way to whiten your smile for good, dental veneers may be a good fit for you. Veneers are largely stain-resistant, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), so you won’t have to worry about discoloration or needing to have your veneers whitened.
Pro: Fix Minor Cosmetic Problems
Slightly crooked or gapped teeth can be treated with braces or other orthodontic treatments, but according to Dentistry Today, these problems can sometimes be helped with veneers as well. Veneers are attached to the front surfaces of your teeth – so although they don’t change their positions, they do camouflage minor orthodontic problems once they’re applied. Your natural teeth may still be gapped or crooked, but nobody will know aside from you and your dentist. It’s important to note that veneers can’t always replace orthodontic treatment, and your dentist may refer you to an orthodontist instead of placing veneers.
Pro: Replace Damaged Enamel
Enamel is strong, but not indestructible. Your enamel may still be worn down from overzealous tooth brushing or eaten away by highly acidic foods and drinks. The stomach acid associated with acid reflux disease can also damage your enamel. This can become a ause for concern, because lost enamel doesn’t grow back. Fortunately, it can be replaced. Veneers are an excellent treatment for teeth with enamel abrasion or enamel erosion, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and are aesthetically pleasing at the same time.
Con: Increased Sensitivity
Some people experience an increase in tooth sensitivity after getting veneers. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, you may feel sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures for the first few days after your procedure, but it usually goes away. Tooth sensitivity is uncomfortable and inconvenient, but you can manage it with the right products. Colgate® Sensitive Prevent & Repair toothpaste helps relieve the pain associated with tooth sensitivity and helps repair and strengthen weakened enamel.
Con: Irreversible Procedure
Veneers are considered permanent because your dentist needs to change the structure of your natural teeth to properly place them. In this way, the outer layer of your enamel may be removed to make room.
Dental veneers are an excellent way to hide discolored, crooked or damaged teeth, but it’s important to weigh the pros and cons that come with the territory before getting them. Make an appointment with your dentist to find out if dental veneers are a fitting solution for you.
La Mar Clinics specializes in beautifying your smile while maintaining its health. Using the latest technology, LaMar Clinics’ dentists have their own mark in the fields of Cosmetic Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, and Dental Hygiene. We take great pride in keeping your smile beautiful while providing you with quality services in a safe, relaxed and comfortable environment.
About Dr.Batool Aljazieh our general dentist at la Mar
Dr.Batool Aljazieh is a general dentist, graduated with honors and earned her BDS degree from the University Of Sharjah in 2011. She chose to complete her undergraduate training in Kasr Al Ainy hospital, one of the biggest research and teaching hospitals in the region where she underwent extensive training in various dental departments including restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics.
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