Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers

Dental veneers are one of the easiest and most effective ways to transform your smile. They can cover up imperfect teeth, chips, and stains, to give you a picture-perfect smile for years to come. 

Veneers are thin shells made from porcelain, or resin composite, that your dentist bonds to the front of your teeth. They're customized to look just like your enamel so you can enjoy a natural smile.

At Swinney Dental in Tyler, Texas, we love seeing the look on our patients’ faces when they first catch sight of their new veneers. Many of our patients want a better smile, but veneers aren't just used for cosmetic reasons — they can also provide several other significant benefits. Let’s take a look at a few.

Restore enamel

The enamel covering your teeth is very strong, but it can wear away over time by acidic food, drinks, and bad hygiene habits. Not to mention, some people just have naturally thin enamel. Once the enamel wears away, it can’t grow back, which leaves your teeth more vulnerable to decay. 

Veneers provide a great way to protect your teeth. They rest on the surface of your teeth and provide an impenetrable barrier against bacteria that can cause decay and disease.

Repair cracks

Major cracks in your teeth will likely need a crown to completely support and surround them. Small and superficial cracks need bonding veneers. Veneers cover the cracks, which prevent infection-causing bacteria from sneaking into your tooth.

The porcelain material also strengthens the tooth, preventing further damage. Veneers are a less-complicated process than crowns, so they don’t take as long or cost as much.

Close gaps

If you have a gap between any of your teeth, you know it can be difficult to protect that area, especially when food gets stuck there. The open spaces make it easier for bacteria, plaque, and tartar to build up, which can then lead to more serious problems. Veneers can close those gaps to protect open spaces and level out your smile at the same time.

Reshape your teeth

In some cases, you can correct minor misalignments of your teeth with veneers. This is a cheaper and less involved route than going through an orthodontist. The veneers can straighten your teeth, which is vital since teeth that aren't properly lined up can easily gather plaque and tartar. Plus, they're more susceptible to cavities. 

This reshaping of your smile can also make your teeth much easier to brush and floss because your teeth will be smooth and level.

Are you considering veneers? Contact Swinney Dental to set up an initial consultation. Our expert team will answer your questions and get you started on the path to straighter and stronger teeth!

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