What Problems Do Veneers Resolve?

Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures out there, embraced by celebrities, Instagram influencers, and news anchors alike. Veneers provide pearly whites worthy of the big stage, but you don’t have to be an A-lister to get the dazzling smile you’ve always wanted.

Dr. David Blaustein and our team of providers at Chelsea Dental Aesthetics in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City understand firsthand how a beautiful smile can boost your self-confidence and help you fall in love with your smile. 

We also know that veneers can help resolve other problems. In this guide, we take a look at the dental issues that veneers can address. 

Improve your smile with porcelain veneers

At Chelsea Dental Aesthetics, our veneers are tailor made just for you, designed to complement your natural smile. Veneers, which are paper-thin porcelain shells, are bonded to the front of your natural teeth to correct imperfections with, for example, color and shape. 

Veneers transform a dull smile so your pearly whites appear healthier and brighter.

Here are five common problems that we can correct with veneers:

1. Minor gaps between teeth

When you think of gaps between teeth, you probably think of orthodontic treatments. While Invisalign® can correct gaps between teeth, you don’t necessarily need orthodontic treatment.

Porcelain veneers, too, can hide minor gaps between teeth. We carefully design your veneers so they conceal small gaps in a natural-looking way.

2. Permanent stains

Although teeth whitening treatments are the go-to for most stains, it’s important to note that some stains don’t respond to even professional whitening. Discoloration from some antibiotics, like tetracycline, and medications, like antihistamines, can leave your teeth gray or brown. 

Veneers permanently hide any discoloration, restoring each tooth to a naturally brilliant appearance.

3. Chips and cracks

When your tooth is chipped or cracked, repair is essential. A damaged tooth is more likely to succumb to infection or decay. Bonding can repair cracks, but bonding lasts only 3-5 years. Veneers, on the other hand, can last up to 10-15 years with proper care. 

4. Misshapen teeth

Veneers enhance the color of your teeth, but they can also address the size and shape of your teeth. If you’re unhappy with teeth that are misshapen, too small, or too large, then veneers might help you achieve your goals. Dental veneers improve the uniformity of your teeth. 

5. Lost tooth enamel

The outer surface of your tooth is called enamel, and it’s strong but not immune to damage. Tooth enamel can be worn down by you chewing on non-food items, brushing too roughly, or even having acid reflux.

You can’t regrow enamel, but you can replace it with veneers. If you have enamel erosion, veneers can protect your teeth, making them not only more beautiful but stronger too. 

Make the most out of your veneers

Veneers are easy to care for and don’t require any special treatment. Simply follow a solid at-home oral care routine — brushing twice daily, flossing daily, and using mouthwash. Avoid using your teeth as tools to open things and schedule your regular dental exams twice a year.

At Chelsea Dental Aesthetics, it’s our mission to help you get and keep a healthy, dazzling smile. To schedule an appointment or to find out if veneers are right for you, give our Manhattan office a call at 917-633-7312.

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