When Are Veneers Used?

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Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that conceals flaws on the fronts of teeth. In the process of placing veneers, our dentist can give patients an entirely new smile. Here are the main issues for which veneers may be recommended.

Flaws Involving Structure

Teeth may be affected by a variety of structural flaws after decay or physical trauma. These flaws can include cracks, chips and breakage. While bonding can be used to cover this damage, it can become discolored and often lasts just a few years. By contrast, veneers can last for decades, and the porcelain resists stains.

Flaws Involving Discoloration

Discoloration can occur on the outsides or the insides of teeth. Teeth whitening is often effective for external stains, but concealment is required for internal stains. Not only can veneers hide internal stains or very heavy external stains, but veneers can also help keep the teeth white in the years that follow treatment.

On top of their versatile cosmetic benefits, veneers also physically reinforce teeth. This can be an added advantage when teeth are at risk of breaking. At a consultation with our dentists in Los Angeles, patients can find out what veneers can do for their smile.

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