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What Dental Problems Can Veneers Fix?

Published on:2019-11-28

Dental veneer is essentially the same as nail sticker. It is a custom-made and wafer-thin shell applied on the tooth surface to improve the shape and color of the tooth.

What dental problems can veneers fix? This is a question many people ask.


According to dentists from AKJ Dental Hospital, dental veneers can treat a wide range of indications including:


1. Tooth discoloration: Seriously discolored tooth, whether it is intrinsic dental fluorosis or severe tetracycline stained tooth, or discolored tooth that can not be whitened by cold light whitening, usually can be covered by dental veneers for cosmetic look.


2. Tooth defects: In the cases of excessive wear of teeth, “V-shaped” notches resulted from the consumption of too many watermelon seeds and chipped tooth caused by accident, dental veneers can generate good outcomes if such defects are relatively minor.


3. Large gap between teeth or microdontia: Large gap between teeth can be closed with dental veneer. This is a relatively fast restoration method. Microdontia, a condition in which one or more teeth appear smaller than normal, can also be fixed by dental veneer to improve the appearance of the teeth.


Therefore, if you have any of the above dental problems, you’re suggested to visit your dentist in timely manner to see if the problem can be fixed by dental veneers.  You may also note: there are 3 different materials of veneers, resin, stereoplasm and porcelain, of which all have different properties and costs. Porcelain veneers are most-recommended by the doctors, because when bonded to the teeth, porcelain veneers look just the same as your natural teeth, beautiful and translucent. But the cost is much higher, usually around three or four thousand yuan.


Moreover, here’s your reminder: To apply dental veneers, the dentist will remove a small amount of the tooth surface as required by the veneer material. Though the amount of grinding is very small relative to the porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crown, the damage to the teeth varies from person to person. So it requires the doctor’s precise and professional skills.