How Exactly Do Dental Veneers Work?
The American Dental Association describes veneers as custom-made shells, as thin as a wafer, that coat the front of the teeth. These shells are colored to blend with the natural color of one’s teeth. These are developed to hide imperfections like stains, chips, tooth decay, or crooked teeth.
One primary reason people get veneers is to improve their smile. Some have damaged their teeth due to an accident, while others have plainly lost the shine in their smile as a result of teeth discoloration. Dr. Kami Hoss, DDS, MS, notes that poor oral health also contributes to one’s need for veneers. The wafer-thin customized shells are among the best solutions to correct tooth deficiencies. A dentist can cover up imperfections in the teeth such as stains, chips, decay, and deformities by applying veneers onto existing teeth.
The process of covering up crooked teeth with veneers is irreversible in most cases, as a result of removing a tiny portion of existing tooth enamel to put the veneers in place. The two types of veneers are porcelain and composite resin. The American Dental Association states that porcelain veneers are usually longer to place compared to composite resin.
According to Dr. Kami Hoss, DDS, MS, both types of veneers have advantages. Composite resin veneers demand less tooth enamel to be removed, are cheaper than porcelain, and can be worked in during a single visit to the dentist. And if fixing is needed, the damage can easily be resolved. Porcelain veneers, meanwhile, are sturdy and flexible once applied. Not only do these fight stains better, but they also look natural and demand less enamel removal, unlike caps or crowns.
Dr. Kami Hoss, DDS, MS, is an accomplished orthodontist, inventor, and commercial real estate investor. Alongside his wife, Dr. Nazli Keri, Dr. Hoss co-founded The Super Dentists, one of the largest pediatric dentistry and orthodontic practices in San Diego, California. For more updates, head over to this blog.