Non-Cosmetic Reasons To Consider Veneers

Dental veneers are usually associated with cosmetic improvements, but they can do much more and are one of the most versatile dental treatments available. In addition to improving your smile, they are also used to strengthen fractured teeth, or to seal a tooth after root canal therapy.

At Manhasset Dental Arts, our dentists Dr. Elizabeth Abrams, Dr. Michael Abrams, and our dental team offer a range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments for the whole family at our office in Manhasset, New York.

Non-cosmetic reasons to consider veneers

While cosmetic concerns like stains and discolorations or misshaped, uneven teeth are a common concern, there are several underlying dental problems that can affect your oral health as well as how good (or bad!) your teeth look.

In addition to changing the size, shape, and color of damaged teeth, veneers can also add an additional layer of protection against common oral health problems like tooth decay, trauma, and enamel loss. 

Protect your teeth from enamel loss

There are several factors that can damage and strip away at tooth enamel:

Enamel is the outermost layer of the tooth and acts as the first line of defense against everything from the bacteria that causes tooth decay, to trauma from a sports injury or accident. While tooth enamel is incredibly strong, it can erode over time and expose your teeth to sensitivity, stains, discoloration, and damage to the inner layers of the tooth (dentin and pulp). Veneers can act as a reinforcement that either protects or replaces lost tooth enamel.

Restore lost or missing tooth surface

Cracked and fractured teeth may look terrible, but they can also lead to oral health problems by creating even more pathways for bacteria to burrow into your teeth and increase your risk of cavities and gum disease

Additionally, teeth that have been treated in the past for cavities or other dental procedures are sometimes vulnerable to fractures. Veneers fortify weak and damaged teeth, and also improve your smile in the process!

Veneers are non-invasive and only require a few short visits to the dentist, which makes them an ideal solution for some of the most common cosmetic and general dentistry problems. 

For more information about veneers and other restorative dentistry available to you at Manhasset Dental Arts, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists at our office in Manhasset, New York. 

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