Are Veneers Right For Me


Are Veneers Right For Me

Dental veneers are an amazing way to revitalize the look of a person’s smile. However, there are some misconceptions out there about what dental veneers are, how they work, and what sorts of concerns they can address.

If you think dental veneers might be right for you, we encourage you to continue reading to learn more about this popular cosmetic dentistry treatment.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are usually made from tooth-colored porcelain. They are very thin shells that are designed to fit over the front of a patient’s teeth, hiding the natural teeth from view to create a desired, more appealing look.

To bond a dental veneer to a tooth, a dentist must shave off a thin layer of tooth enamel. As a result, dental veneers are a permanent cosmetic treatment. Once they are put in place, they cannot be removed except to be replaced with new veneers.


What Kinds of Problems Can Dental Veneers Fix?

Dental veneers are a completely cosmetic treatment designed to improve the appearance of teeth. Dental veneers can:

  • Mask stains or tooth discoloration that can’t be improved with whitening
  • Correct the apparent size or shape of a tooth
  • Cover gaps
  • Hide cracked or chipped teeth
  • Create a smile that looks straighter than it is
  • Improve smile symmetry

Are Dental Veneers the Right Treatment for You?

Dental veneers cannot improve the structure of a weak or compromised tooth. In cases where a tooth’s structure has been compromised due to tooth decay, an injury, or a disease, a dental crown is usually a more appropriate treatment choice.

If a natural tooth is too far compromised to be saved, we can improve the look and function of a patient’s smile with a complete tooth replacement.

Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa

If you would like to improve the appearance of your smile by masking imperfections with a new set of veneers, our dentist, Dr. Paul Michels will be happy to examine your teeth and gums and talk with you about your goals to help you determine whether veneers are the right treatment option for you.

In addition to veneers, we offer a variety of cosmetic and restorative services such as teeth whitening, bonding, crowns, implants, and more. These treatments are designed to restore the look, feel, and function of your smile. To learn more, we welcome you to schedule a smile makeover consultation at Cardinal Dental today.