These are thin custom “shells” made to cover the front face of a tooth. Veneers are made of tooth-colored porcelain and used to correct spaces between teeth or teeth that have been chipped or warn, permanently stained, poorly shaped or slightly crooked.
When Should Dental Veneers Be Used?
Placing veneers on your teeth usually makes them appear whiter and more attractive, which can result from a variety of different factors. Teeth discoloration is a well-known side effect of tetracycline and a few other medications. Fluoride treatment and root canal treatments can also discolor teeth. In some cases, red wine, coffee, and tea can also discolor the skin.
Furthermore, dental veneers can be used to fix chipped, uneven, misaligned, or worn-down teeth quickly, effectively, and painlessly. As well as closing small gaps in between teeth, veneers can fill them. If you want more than bonding to change the shape or color of your teeth, but don’t need a crown, veneers are a good intermediate option.
How Long Do Veneers Last On Front Teeth?
The lifespan of dental veneers can range from 10 to 30 years with reasonable precautions. Although dental veneers can be damaged, there are measures you can take to minimize the damage. Porcelain is a glass that can break under excessive pressure. Using your teeth to pry open a cap, chew on ice, or bite your fingernails is very likely to crack the veneer. It is highly beneficial for people who grind their teeth at night to wear a nightguard.
Therefore, porcelain veneers are no different from natural teeth in terms of their strengths and weaknesses, and they should be treated accordingly.