Veneers can be used to conceal many different tooth imperfections. Veneers can be used to conceal chips, discoloration, and gaps. They can even be used to fix the appearance of mildly crooked teeth. Veneers are often the right option for fixing these types of cosmetic issues, but there are some exceptions.
Veneers are ultra-thin porcelain shells that fit over your natural teeth. In order for veneers to be placed, it will be necessary for our West Hollywood dentist to remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of your teeth. The amount of enamel that is removed is usually around 0.5 millimeters, which is roughly the same size as the veneer itself. Most people are considered good candidates for veneers, but if you lack the necessary amount of enamel, then veneers may not be the right option for you. Veneers may also not be your best option if you are suffering from uncontrolled gum disease or if your teeth are severely misaligned. Additionally, bruxism can sometimes prevent patients from receiving veneers, as the veneers are not able to easily withstand clenching and grinding forces. For most other patients, veneers are usually the best option for concealing any imperfections in their teeth. They are also good for lengthening teeth that appear too small.
If you are interested in learning if veneers are the right option for you, contact our expert in dental veneers in West Hollywood to set up a consultation.