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Dental Veneers Pros And Cons

After this many years, it’s no surprise that your smile isn’t looking as good as it used to. All that coffee and tea stains your teeth. Accidents happen, so you can have chips and small cracks in your teeth that show when you smile. And even if you had braces when you were younger, you can now have some small gaps between your teeth. All of this leaves you with an unsightly smile that can be embarrassing to show.

Thankfully, there is a solution. Call our Winnipeg, MB dental office today at 204-977-8515 and make an appointment for dental veneers. Our Winnipeg dentists can use this cosmetic dentistry treatment to transform your smile into something that looks wonderful.

Dental Veneers Explained

What are dental veneers? They’re a cosmetic dentistry treatment, so they improve how your teeth look. Since your smile is an important part of your life, this means dental veneers can also improve your confidence and self-esteem.

Our Winnipeg dentists are trained to offer two kinds of dental veneers: traditional porcelain veneers or e.max veneers. Both are covers for the front of your teeth. Once they are made to fit your teeth individually, you will have them bonded to your teeth. Both porcelain and e.max veneers will look and feel like healthy enamel while being very durable.

But are dental veneers a good choice for you? Here are some pros and cons for this cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Pros Of Getting Dental Veneers

– Dental veneers resist stains

As you continue to eat, anything dark (such as coffee, tea, chocolate, etc.) will leave behind tiny stains on your teeth. That’s why your smile is probably darker than it should be. But dental veneers are more stain-resistant than enamel, so your smile can stay whiter for much longer.

– Dental veneers cover small gaps between teeth

You probably had braces a long time ago. Most people get orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth when they’re young. However, decades of chewing food can nudge your teeth out of position again, giving you small gaps between your teeth.

Thankfully, our Winnipeg dentists can make your dental veneers just a bit too big in spots. When artfully placed on the front of your teeth, they can cover those small gaps. This makes it look like you just finished another orthodontic treatment.

– Dental veneers are easy to take care of

Speaking of orthodontics, some dental work requires special maintenance. When you have braces, you cannot eat certain foods or you could damage the braces. But with dental veneers, there are no restrictions or special care needed. Just brush, floss, and visit a dentist every six months like normal.

– Dental veneers hide stains and damage

This is probably the biggest benefit you can get with dental veneers. It’s not uncommon to have stained and damaged teeth by now. However, veneers do more than just hide these. Damage to enamel can get worse over the years. Because dental veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth, they protect your teeth and stop that damage from getting worse.

Cons Of Getting Dental Veneers

– Dental veneers won’t change color like your teeth do

Because dental veneers are more resistant to stains than enamel, your smile can look unusual if you only get veneers on some of your visible teeth. It’s a slow process to be sure, and you can get past this by getting more dental veneers.

– Teeth grinding can damage dental veneers

If you are a teeth grinder, then dental veneers could be a problem. All that grinding can damage the veneers on your teeth. It can even make a dental veneer pop off unexpectedly. That’s very rare but still something to consider.

– The dental veneer process is not reversible

In order for your dental veneers to sit flush with your teeth, our Winnipeg dentists will have to remove a thin layer of enamel first. That means the dental veneer process cannot be undone. In other words, you can’t decide one day that you want your veneers gone.

Call Lakewood Dental Centre today at 204-977-8515 or use our online form to schedule your next cosmetic dentistry appointment for dental veneers.

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