Posted on: 24 March 2015Share
The quality of your smile is likely very important to you, and this should not be surprising given the intense amount of attention this part of your face with receive on a daily basis. Sadly, dental issues can degrade or even ruin the appearance of your smile, and this can lead to a lack of self-confidence and difficulty speaking.
Fortunately, understanding the following answers to common questions about cosmetic dental problems may help you understand how damaged teeth are cosmetically addressed.
Do Highly-Damaged Teeth Always Have To Be Removed?
Decay or trauma can cause your teeth to become misshapen and discolored. Unfortunately, many people are under the impression that the only way to repair a severely damaged tooth is to extract it and replace it with an implant. Yet, this is an extremely expensive procedure that many people may not have the resources to afford.
Fortunately, it is often possible to repair a damaged tooth through the use of porcelain veneers. These veneers are designed to fit over the damaged tooth, and the provide the appearance of a perfectly healthy tooth. Additionally, these prosthetics can often be installed for a fraction of the price of implants, and this may make it the perfect option for your needs.
What Should You Know About Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers can be the answer to many cosmetic dental problems, but some people have very little knowledge or experience with these prosthetics. By understanding the details of the devices, you will have a better idea of what to expect from this treatment option.
When a veneer is crafted, a thin piece of porcelain is sculpted to resemble natural enamel. A special adhesive is applied to hold the veneer to the tooth, and after a few minutes, the veneer should be permanently attached to the tooth.
In addition to having a simple installation, veneers are also very low maintenance. While you will still need to brush, floss and use mouthwash, there is no special maintenance that you need to do yourself. However, attending your regular dental visits is especially important if you have veneers because you want the dentist to thoroughly clean them to prevent permanent staining and calcification.
If you are thinking that you may need to undergo a major cosmetic procedure to correct a damaged simple, you may be mistaken. Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for correcting a wide assortment of conditions, and knowing these two answers may help you realize the benefits of pursuing this treatment option.
Have more questions? Contact a professional such as Dr. Paul Goodman with any questions or concerns you have.