When it comes to improving the appearance of your teeth, veneers are a popular option. But not everyone is a good candidate for veneers. If you have signs of decay, such as demineralization or a fully swollen cavity, your dentist will not place a veneer over the compromised enamel. Treating these problems with veneers will not fix the underlying issues and can even allow them to worsen.
Your dentist will conduct an evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for veneers or if you need other treatments, such as a dental crown first.It's also important to remember that veneers cannot be used to cover dental cavities. If you have cavities, your dentist must remove the tooth decay before considering giving you dental veneers. To avoid problems with veneers, don't use your teeth as tools. Simply using your teeth to open a package can damage both your teeth and veneers.
You should also wear a night guard or mouth guard to protect your teeth from clenching and grinding, and during contact sports.Veneers should not be used if you have a history of weakening enamel, gum disease, or other dental conditions. If this is your case, your dentist can recommend other treatment options to repair broken or missing teeth.Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain that fit to size and adhere to your teeth. They tend to be stronger, more durable and of better quality than composite veneers, but also more expensive. Teeth can still have cavities while under a veneer, which can lead to root canals and crowns along the way.By following these guidelines and taking proper care of your teeth, you can ensure that you get the best results from your veneers and avoid any potential problems.