Think veneers are purely cosmetic? Health benefits of veneers that our dentist can offer
Are you fed up with having yellow teeth that don’t seem to change colour irrespective of your whitening toothpaste? Or do you have cracks in your smile that you want to conceal?
Luckily there is now a cosmetic solution that achieves both of these goals, while also protecting your teeth against sensitivity; dental or porcelain veneers.
Affixed to the front of your teeth with dental cement, veneers are a simple and painless way to improve the appearance of your smile, while also being very affordable. Interestingly, the laminates also come with a wide range of unexpected physical health benefits, which we will discuss in more depth in this article.
When you are looking for a way to improve your smile cosmetically, our dentist Sheffield at Dee Kay Dental can help. Whether you want to use veneers, dental implants or even adult orthodontics, we will work with you to ensure that you get the smile you have always wanted and deserve.
So, what are some of the health advantages of letting our dentist Sheffield fit dental veneers?
OK, so being stain proof isn’t really a health benefit, but it saves a small fortune in traditional dental whitening, which can cause issues with the gums and the teeth if not performed by our trained dentist Sheffield.
And of course, having beautiful, white, stain-resistant teeth allows you to feel more confident in your smile, which will lead to an increased level of confidence.
An interesting fact regarding veneers is that they often resolve issues surrounding tooth sensitivity. As most dental sensitivity is caused by microscopic holes in the enamel leading to the nerves, these porcelain laminates often act as a barrier, blocking those painful signals that occur when you sip hot tea or eat ice cream.
If you have a weakened tooth, due to damage, erosion or a root canal, it is possible that we can fit you with an oral veneer to add strength to the tooth.
While porcelain may seem like a weak material, it is surprisingly strong when used in dental settings, allowing you to retain a tooth that could have been lost. Perfect!
Having small gaps in your teeth can be problematic, as it allows bacteria and plaque to accumulate in hidden areas of the mouth. Left untreated, this can lead to decay or gum disease.
With the use of veneers, these gaps can be closed, leading to better long-term dental and physical health.
Minimal enamel removal
When you come to our team at Dee Kay Dental to have dental veneers fitted, we will affix them by sanding off a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth.
Compared to other restorative procedures, such as fillings, this involves a minimal amount of enamel removal, which is better for your dental health in the long term. Not only does it reduce sensitivity, but it also lessens the chances of developing decay, especially if the veneer is removed permanently in the future.