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Non-Cosmetic Benefits Of Veneers

Non-Cosmetic Benefits Of Veneers

Veneers are often associated with providing bright, picture-perfect smiles as seen on movie stars and celebrities. Although this is one of the main reasons why many people decide to get veneers, veneers are not limited to just providing aesthetic benefits. Veneers are often recommended to correct some common, non-cosmetic dental issues as well. They can be a good alternative to other restorations such as bonding or crowns that correct a chip or crack in a tooth. When considering veneers, the aesthetic value goes without saying, however, there are other non-cosmetic reasons to consider veneers for your dental health.

4 Non-Cosmetic Reasons To Get Veneers

1. Restore Damaged Tooth Enamel

Your tooth enamel plays an important role when it comes to your dental health and wellness. Enamel is responsible for providing a hard outer covering on each tooth to protect it from bacteria and food particles as well as decay. Although tooth enamel is tough, it can still erode over time. No matter what causes your tooth enamel to erode over time, the result is the same: your teeth are exposed to a much greater risk of decay. 

Porcelain veneers are a great way to restore damaged enamel. The hard porcelain veneer sits on top of the surface of your tooth providing the same benefits as your natural enamel would. This impenetrable barrier will protect your tooth from decay as well as sensitivity problems. Porcelain is also resistant to acid erosion and will therefore be tougher and stronger than your natural enamel which is susceptible to decay from acids found in foods and beverages. 

2. Straighten Out Small Misalignments

Even if you went through the process of having braces when you were a teenager, sometimes your teeth may have found their way back to a crooked position over time, especially if you did not wear a retainer. Misaligned teeth can be difficult to clean and can easily trap bacteria and food particles that can lead to tooth decay. Instead of reliving the process of having braces, you can get veneers to help your teeth appear straighter while making it much easier to maintain good oral hygiene. 

3. Repair Superficial Cracks

Teeth can become cracked for a lot of reasons. Accidents happen and can cause either serious cracks that can threaten the tooth's integrity requiring a crown restoration, or the crack can be minor and only superficial. Minor, superficial cracks may not always threaten the tooth’s integrity, but they can still appear unattractive. Also, any opening in your tooth provides a pathway for bacteria and food particles that can end up causing serious infections and decay which require a root canal or extraction for treatment. 

Veneers are bonded to the tooth and can be very effective in sealing off a crack so bacteria cannot enter the tooth. Unlike crown restorations which commonly treat cracks in teeth, veneers do not require “grinding down” on the tooth to make room for the restoration. The veneer placement process is less invasive which means less downtime and time spent in a dentist's chair.

4. Fill In The Gaps

Gaps between teeth offer a pathway for bacteria to enter causing significant plaque and tartar build-up on the surfaces and spaces in between the teeth. This buildup will quickly lead to cavities and even tooth decay if left untreated. Acids from foods and beverages are also more likely to penetrate the enamel on the surrounding teeth which can cause severe sensitivity problems. Veneers are frequently used to seal the gaps between teeth making it a lot harder for plaque, tartar, and decay-causing bacteria to set up shop. When your teeth are evenly spaced, it is a lot easier to care for your teeth and gums so you can ward off cavities, infections, and gum disease too. 

Calgary Veneer Dental Services

Dental veneers are a popular choice among those wishing to improve the look of their smile. With their versatile design and simple application process, porcelain veneers can correct a variety of cosmetic flaws to enhance your smile or can serve as protection from tooth decay to improve your oral health and wellness. To learn more about dental veneers and if they would be a great restoration option to fix a damaged or misaligned tooth, contact Dr.Korol Dental today. 

Dr. Korol Dental is a leading holistic and biocompatible dental practice in Calgary that offers veneer restorations, dental cleanings, emergency dentistry, and more. Dr. Korol has the experience and expertise to evaluate your teeth to determine if you are a good candidate for veneers or if you require other dental restoration services to give you the best smile possible. To learn more about veneers, contact our clinic by calling 1-403-245-9099, or by filling out our online contact form


Q: How often should I visit the dentist for a dental cleaning?
A:  The Canadian Association of Dentistry recommends patients visit their dentist once every six months.

Q: How long do veneers last?
A: If well taken care of, veneers can last up to 30 years.

Q: How long does it take to get veneers?
A: The process of getting veneers will require two appointments with your dentist. The first appointment will prep your teeth for your veneers and you will have temporary veneers placed until your custom veneers are finished being made in the lab. Once the custom veneers are ready, you will go in for your second appointment where your teeth will be bonded with your custom veneers. The entire process typically takes 3 weeks. 


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