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Here at BeaverBrooke Dental in Sandy, one of the specialty dental services we provide is dental veneers. Your smile is one of the first things people many people will notice about you — why not take some minor dental treatment to make it really shine? Dental veneers help enhance your smile, and they’re also a great way to address a variety of physical and aesthetic issues with your teeth. In today’s blog post, we’re sharing some general information about dental veneers as well as a few pros and cons for the treatment. If you’re considering veneers, continue reading to learn more. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with our Sandy family dentist, contact us today!

What Are Dental Veneers?

A veneer is a permanent addition to your teeth in order to correct imperfections, like stained or chipped teeth. They are made of thin porcelain or composite resin that is bonded to the front surface of your tooth/teeth. Because dental veneers are permanent, it’s important to talk with your family dentist and weigh the pros and cons. 

Pros of Dental Veneers

Whiter Smile 

Veneers are an easy way to instantly whiten your smile. If years of drinking coffee or smoking cigarettes have taken their toll on your teeth, dental veneers can bring them back to their original sparkle. Veneers are mostly stain-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about discoloration or needing to have them whitened down the road.

Fix Cosmetic Issues

Veneers can fix minor cosmetic problems like chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, and minor misalignments. Because they are attached to the front surfaces of your teeth, they can camouflage minor orthodontic problems. While your teeth may still be gapped or crooked, no one will know except for your family dentist!

Replace Damaged Enamel

Your teeth are coated with enamel, which is very strong, but will also eventually be worn down. If you eat highly acidic foods or brush especially hard, your tooth enamel can degrade. Stomach acid from frequent vomiting or acid reflux can also damage your enamel. If you have enamel abrasion or erosion, veneers are an excellent option.

Cons on Dental Veneers

Cost

The price of veneers varies based on a variety of factors, but they are an investment. More so, because veneers are cosmetic, they aren’t usually covered by dental insurance — though if you’re considering them, you should check with your insurance company.

It’s Irreversible

If you choose dental veneers, your family dentist will need to change the structure of your natural teeth in order to properly place them. The enamel on your teeth is shaved down before the placement of the veneers, and you cannot restore this enamel. More so, many veneers will eventually need to be replaced, as they last about ten years on average. 

BeaverBrooke Dental – Sandy Family Dentist

Dental veneers are an excellent way to hide aesthetic imperfections of your teeth but they’re also something to carefully consider before you get them. If you have any questions about your particular dental needs, contact BeaverBrooke Dental today!