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Should you Veneer Healthy Teeth?

Veneers provide patients with an excellent way to improve the appearance of their teeth, disguising any discolouration or minor damage to leave you with a smile that you can feel confident wearing. However, should veneers be used on healthy teeth?    

In dentistry, there is always a balance to be struck between the health of your teeth and gums, versus how they look. Most dentists will want to save as much natural healthy tooth structure as possible, although teeth may be discoloured, in bad form, or broken down in some cases.
Unless their appearance is causing you concern, it is always best to be cautious and leave natural teeth alone wherever possible. However, if the look of your smile is impacting your confidence, veneers provide a great solution.


In cases where the look of your natural teeth is affecting your self-esteem, the benefits of using veneers to improve the aesthetics of even healthy teeth can far exceed the disadvantages of having natural tooth surface removed. Veneers are then unquestionably the best option. Consult with an orthodontist, so that you get the help you need to make the right decision.


Can you get Veneers if you have a Gum Disease?


Gum disease often indicates that one’s dental health is not as good as it could be. Veneers require the same level of care as your natural teeth, and will therefore unfortunately not work to resolve issues of gum disease or improve oral hygiene.

Swollen, puffy, and bleeding gums can make the process of getting veneers quite difficult, as the margin between the veneer and the tooth might irritate these already inflamed gums, exacerbating the gum disease.

Before veneers can be fully considered, your dentist will need to assess to condition of your teeth and overall dental health, possibly following up with a proper oral health care plan that includes regular brushing.


What life is like with Veneers?

Life with dental veneers should be almost identical to living with natural teeth. Daily brushing, flossing, and mouth washing are still recommended and are even more necessary with restorations.

One of the most serious issues, especially with porcelain veneers, is that, much like your natural teeth, they can chip and break. The most common cause of this is patients accidently hitting their teeth on a glass or cup; this porcelain on porcelain contact chipping the veneers.

All that is necessary to live with dental veneers is to remember that they are fitted, to be cautious with the meals that are eaten to ensure that the front teeth are not used for exceptionally hard foods, and to be careful with the foods that are consumed… And watch out for those beverages!


Porcelain Veneers to Give You a Beautiful Smile

Are you ready to consider porcelain veneers to improve the look and feel of your smile? Learn more about how our cosmetic dentists can help to boost your confidence with dental veneers, allowing you to face the world with a winning smile all the time!

Let Ascent Dental Care help you to create a beautiful smile that you can be proud of.

Get in touch with us today on 01827 664 35