Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers

Most people who choose porcelain veneers simply want to cover cosmetic issues with their smile. However, these aesthetically pleasing fronts for your teeth can be part of a multi-faceted treatment designed to strengthen your smile as well as improve your appearance.

At Mayer Dental Care in New York City, Dr. Wendy Mayer combines necessary dental treatments with cosmetic ones, with services like dental bonding to provide support for unstable or damaged teeth and custom veneers to give you the smile of your dreams. Here are some reasons to choose veneers that go beyond improving just the look of your teeth.

Protecting against enamel erosion

The protective enamel covering your teeth can wear away over time. This is especially likely if you brush overzealously, have a habit of consuming very acidic foods or drinks, or have acid reflux. Enamel can’t be restored, but strong porcelain veneers can protect the front faces of your teeth.

Addressing small cracks, chips, or fissures

A small crack, chip, or fissure on your tooth can lead to bigger problems down the road. Bonding can repair the tooth and provide structural integrity, and veneers protect the result, masking any sign of the repair and giving you a brilliant smile with which to face the world. This can be significantly less expensive than placing a crown and also more cosmetically appealing.   

Covering gaps or an uneven gum line

Small spaces between teeth or an uneven gum line that exposes any tooth root can also be corrected with a combination of structural and cosmetic dental services. Applying veneers creates an even, white smile.

Are you ready for veneers?

Once any structural issues or oral health problems have been addressed, Dr. Mayer can discuss veneers with you as an option for finishing off your beautiful smile. It’s important to note that while veneers can’t fix serious dental issues, they’re a strong, attractive part of a treatment plan to repair and renovate your smile.

Taking care of veneers is easy. All you have to do is follow a normal oral hygiene routine, including brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist for regular dental cleanings. Veneers are less likely to stain from food and drink than original tooth enamel, so you can look forward to years of white teeth with proper dental care.

Contact our office at 212-246-2398 for a veneers consultation, or schedule your appointment using our handy online tool today. 

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