Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells made to cover the tooth surface to develop the status of the tooth and improve the appearance of the patient.
Veneers are made from clear materials that are easily influenced (shaped) over teeth. They come in different sizes depending on the tooth of the patient. They improve the length, shape and color of the patient’s teeth.
What problems do veneers take care of?
This is a condition where a tooth changes from its natural color. It can be the result of many factors. Certain foods and drinks like wine, cola, coffee and tea can be major contributors in teeth staining. Also, poor dental hygiene can cause discoloration. Lack of proper brushing and flossing affects the enamel and the dentin, leading to a build-up of plaque that causes this condition. In addition, there are some medicines, if used for a long period, can result in teeth staining. Other causes may be genetic reasons where people have thicker and brighter enamels in their teeth naturally. Teeth discoloration or staining can be diminished by the use of dental veneers.
Chipped or broken teeth
Many things can cause teeth breaking. Frequent causes are…
Irregularly and unevenly shaped teeth
- Severe accidents
- Engaging in sports
- Teeth clenching or grinding
- Subjecting the teeth to extreme temperatures
- Stress on a tooth
- Eating Ice or other hard foods
- Side effects from endodontic therapy
- Having weak teeth
Most causes of this condition start very early in a life. They include:
- Inherited conditions
- Continued gritting of the teeth
- Cysts and tooth tumors
- Failure to restore a missing tooth
- Failure to treat misaligned teeth
- Continued biting of nails affecting the jaw muscles
Other problems that may result in the need for dental veneers are:
The presence of a diastema: This is when there is a gap between the front teeth. One can use dental veneers to close the gap.
Old age: As a person advances in age, the outer layer of enamel on the teeth tends to be depleted. This results in the dentin layer being exposed. The dentin layer is yellow in color, which gives the patient a yellow smile. Veneers can help correct the discoloration.
Dr. Peter Hazim can determine your best treatment plan, as well as answer any questions you have about dental veneers.
Please call us at (972) 727-5599. We are conveniently located at 105 N. Alma Drive, Suite 100 in Allen, Texas.