Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers

You’ve probably seen people with veneers and didn’t even realize it. Take a close look the next time you watch TV or see a movie. If someone has a perfect smile, they probably have veneers. They’re the easiest and quickest way to fix a smile, so people you interact with on a daily basis may also have them. While they are very popular in cosmetic dentistry, veneers can also help improve your dental health.

Patients trust Dr. Kay Kalantari and our skilled team at Dentistry at Kennesaw Point in Kennesaw and Tucker, Georgia with all their oral health and cosmetic dental needs. You can get many services done in our state-of-the-art office including emergency care, regular check-ups and cleanings, orthodontics, veneers, and much more.

In addition to creating a perfect smile, veneers can improve these common dental issues.

Spaces or gaps between your teeth

If you have a gap between your teeth, you may accept it as a unique trait, or you may want to get rid of it as soon as possible. Believe it or not, gapped teeth are a primary reason people seek cosmetic dentistry. The gapped-tooth look might be a signature for some, most people prefer straight teeth that fit close together. And they’re right. Not only does that snug fit look nice, but it’s also healthier than a mouth full of gaps.

When you have gaps between your teeth, bacteria can sneak in. The more surface area on which bacteria can grow, the more chances you have of building up plaque and tartar that cause tooth decay. 

Gaps also make it easier for teeth to shift, leading to crooked teeth and an overbite or underbite. Either of these conditions can lead to jaw pain and damaged teeth. 

By closing those gaps with veneers, you can help stave off gum disease, tooth decay, and reduce the ongoing struggle with shifting teeth and a misaligned bite.

Broken or cracked teeth

A broken tooth is a good reason to get veneers. But you could also hive tiny cracks in your teeth that are hardly noticeable but that could lead to big problems. Those small hairline cracks are open doors to the inside of your teeth. Microscopic bacteria can seep into those cracks and lead to tooth decay from the inside out. Veneers put a protective covering on top of your teeth to keep out germs and save your teeth from developing cavities and infections.

Damaged or weak enamel 

Enamel is the outer layer of your teeth, the hard, smooth surface that gives teeth their white gleam and protective armor. If your enamel becomes weak or damaged, it can’t regenerate and protect your teeth.

Some people are born with genetically weak enamel. Others damage it slowly over the years with vigorous brushing, or by eating or drinking food or beverages that are too acidic. 

Once your enamel wears down, it’s easier for bacteria to get in and for your teeth to decay. Veneers are a good solution because they bond to the surface of your teeth, essentially replacing what can’t be regrown naturally. Porcelain veneers last for years and can protect your teeth as good as your own enamel.

If veneers sound like the dental solution you’ve been looking for, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kay Kalantari at Dentistry at Kennesaw Point in Kennesaw, Georgia. Just call us at 678-275-2066 or fill out our online contact form today.

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