Do Dental Veneers Damage Your Teeth?

Do Dental Veneers Damage Your Teeth?

August 1, 2022

Dental veneers are popular because they look natural, and unlike other cosmetic dental procedures, they don’t involve grinding your teeth down. But do dental veneers damage your teeth? Veneers are thin layers of material that fit over teeth. They can change the color or shape of your teeth but don’t damage your natural teeth. The procedure may require trimming a small amount of enamel from the tooth’s surface to prepare the tooth for the veneer.

What are Dental Veneers

Teeth veneers are thin, custom-made shells that fit over the front surface of your teeth. They can be made from porcelain, composite resin, or both materials. Veneers are used to change the shape, size, and color of teeth and repair damaged or discolored teeth.

How Are Veneers Fixed?

Getting dental veneers in Saleem, MA, requires at least two dental visits.

  • Preparation

You’ll need to go through a few steps to get dental veneers. Most dentists will take an impression of your teeth using a special material that hardens and creates a mold of your teeth. The dentist will then use this impression to create the veneers, which should be ready within about two weeks.

  • Placement

A lot of people are concerned about the placement of their dental veneers. The good news is that they are placed on your teeth, so they won’t interfere with your bite or chewing ability. They’re also made from porcelain or composite materials and bonded directly to the tooth surface so they can withstand chewing forces just as well as natural tooth enamel.

The procedure is similar to getting crowns or fillings: The dentist files down any rough edges on your teeth before bonding the porcelain veneer onto it. Once they’ve finished, they’ll polish away any excess material around the margins of your new smile. There’s no need for major surgery here; these are just thin shells of porcelain bonded directly onto existing teeth with no tearing out involved!

What Do Veneers Cost?

The cost of Porcelain veneers varies from dentist to dentist, and it also depends on where you live and the number of teeth fixed. The average price for a full set of dental veneers is between $1,000 and $2,000.

Because the veneers are a cosmetic procedure, they are rarely covered by dental insurance. But, it is advisable to consult your insurance provider for more information.

What are the Pros of Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers can improve the appearance of your teeth by:

  • Covering up stained and discolored teeth.
  • Creating a straight, even smile.
  • Fixing chips or cracks in your teeth.
  • Closing spaces between teeth (especially if you have crowding).

Some people with dental veneers also report improvement in gum health because these treatments cover up the part of their gums that were exposed before treatment, removing plaque from those areas and reducing inflammation.

What are the Cons of Dental Veneers?

Although dental veneers are a great way to improve the look of your smile, they aren’t without their downsides. Here are some of the cons of dental veneers:

  • Your veneer teeth can chip or break if you’re not careful. If you hit your teeth with anything hard, it could cause damage to the veneer and make it look less than perfect. One common way this happens is if you bite into something harder than what’s on top of your tooth (like an apple). If you feel pain after biting into something, it’s probably best not to eat that food again until you get another checkup with a dentist/orthodontist!
  • The veneers can stain over time due to foods like coffee or wine being left behind on them for long periods at once–and they cannot be bleached or whitened once they are fixed, and the dentist will have to replace them.

Schedule an Appointment

If you’d like more information on dental veneers and how they are fixed, don’t hesitate to visit Mass Bay Dental. We will assess your dental health and determine if veneers are a suitable option.

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