In this blog, the team at Lifetime Smiles will separate fact from fiction, and discuss whether or not veneers are bad for your smile?
Veneers Don’t Ruin Your Teeth, But Do Require Removal Of Some Natural Enamel
Veneers do not ruin your teeth. They are completely safe and are fully accepted by the ADA and other dental associations for cosmetic dentistry. So why is there a misconception that veneers “ruin” your teeth?
Veneers are a permanent, irreversible treatment. Sometimes, they require that you have some of your natural enamel removed from the teeth that are getting veneers. In these instances, the enamel must be removed to make room for the veneers and ensure they align with your natural teeth.
Proper planning is the best way to get the most conservative treatment. Lifetime Smiles offers Digital Smile Design so you can see your new smile before treatment begins. We start with the desired final outcome and work backward to achieve results that you’ll be amazed by.
Veneers Are Durable, Long-Lasting, And Stain-Resistant
Veneers are a versatile cosmetic dental solution. They are made of porcelain, which means they will never become stained. They are also strong and durable, lasting decades with proper care. Veneers will not damage the health or integrity of your teeth, but they do need to be maintained and replaced if they wear out, similarly to your natural teeth. Your teeth will be strengthened once the permanent veneers are adhered. Your veneers will also look and feel completely natural, and will cover the imperfections of your smile, boosting your self-confidence.
Dental Bonding Is An Option If You Don’t Want A Permanent Treatment
Although veneers do not ruin your teeth, we understand the treatment is a commitment. You may be wondering if you can improve your smile with any other cosmetic treatments.
The answer is yes. Dental bonding is a very common alternative to veneers. In this process, Dr. Christo Mallakis or Dr. Rabee McDonald will simply apply special dental resin to the tooth to improve its shape and appearance.
Explore Your Cosmetic Dentistry Options At Lifetime Smiles
Still not sure if veneers in Escondido, Valley Center, or San Marcos are right for you? Lifetime Smiles can help. Contact us or give us a call at (760) 747-1811 to discuss your options for cosmetic dentistry with Dr. McDonald or Dr. Mallakis, and explore the benefits of veneers in more detail.