Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Get Veneers

Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that transform the appearance of your teeth. Veneers are a popular cosmetic procedure because they can permanently hide unsightly stains or uneven spacing. Even though veneers are often considered just for cosmetic reasons, the reality is that veneers can provide other, non-cosmetic benefits too.

Dr. David Blaustein and our team of providers at Chelsea Dental Aesthetics in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City can create customized porcelain veneers whether you’re seeking them for cosmetic purposes or not.

From correcting a fractured or cracked tooth, or restoring your enamel, veneers can improve your oral health in many ways. 

Restoring your enamel

Enamel is one of the strongest materials in your body, but once it’s worn away, it can’t regrow. Eating a lot of acidic foods or drinks can damage your enamel, increasing the risk of developing oral health conditions like tooth sensitivity. If you have thin, damaged, or worn-out enamel, veneers can provide strength and durability for your teeth.

Correcting tiny cracks

Sometimes tiny cracks can develop in your teeth, especially if you’re prone to tooth grinding. Over time, cracks can increase your risk of cavities (if bacteria get into the cracks) or a toothache (if the nerve is exposed and compromised). 

A veneer can:

A dental crown can also cover up small cracks, but if you have several teeth with cracks, veneers may be more convenient.

Closing gaps between your teeth

Gaps can be bothersome and are often cited as a number one reason for getting orthodontic treatment. However, gaps can cause more than just aesthetic concerns. Gaps create a space between teeth where food, debris, and bacteria can build up. When plaque and tartar build up between teeth, you’re at an increased risk of developing a cavity. Veneers can create a beautiful smile, but they also close small gaps, eliminating this problem.

Getting your veneers

Veneers are customized to your specific needs and aesthetic goals. The process for getting veneers requires two appointments.

During your first appointment, your teeth are prepared to receive the veneers. This preparation ensures that the veneers fit well and are securely attached. You receive a set of temporary veneers while your permanent veneers are created using the highest-quality materials.

During your second appointment, your temporaries are removed and your permanent veneers are placed in your mouth. Veneers are easy to care for and can last over a decade with the proper oral care routine.

Safeguard your teeth with dental veneers

Dr. Blaustein and our team of providers at Chelsea Dental Aesthetics are experienced in porcelain veneer procedures and other treatment options — such as dental crowns — helping you achieve a healthier and more dazzling smile. To schedule an appointment, call our Chelsea clinic at 917-633-7312, or use our online booking tool.

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