Smile Bigger & Brighter Each Time with Veneers from Dr. Lawson
Similar to crowns and inlays, tooth veneers are thin porcelain covers to improve the look of your front teeth. These ultra-thin shells require less tooth reduction than a crown and can be made to dramatically improve a smile with careful planning and experience. A veneer can improve your smile aesthetically, but can also correct a number of dental issues such as:
Despite the fact that veneers traditionally fall under cosmetic dentistry, the protective benefits they provide can prevent the need for further extensive treatments. Not only will your smile improve, giving you confidence, but you teeth will become stronger and more resistant to damage and wear.
Not all patients are good candidates for veneers. There are a handful of reasons why we would suggest alternate treatments other than veneers. If you are experiencing any of the following dental ailments, then a veneer is not your best option:
- If you experience decaying teeth or periodontal disease (gum disease), then you must deal with them first.
- If your teeth only have a little enamel left, a veneer will not stick to it properly.
- If too much of your tooth is missing then a crown might be the better option.
- If you grind or clench your teeth do to bruxism without treatment, then porcelain veneers could become damaged.