Think of veneers as similar to acrylic nails since they are bonded to your teeth. Read more about the conditions to see how veneers may benefit.
Teeth can become severely discolored over time from drinking coffee and tea or smoking. An article on WebMD also states that root canals, the use of drugs like tetracycline and large resin fillings can also discolor teeth.
Other causes as noted on medscape.com include enamel or dentin defects.
Home teeth whitening remedies work with mild cases, but they won’t be effective in severe cases.
This sounds obvious but it’s important to note that teeth wear down with age. The Dental Health Foundation, Ireland, under Tooth Wear notes in all age groups studied men’s teeth wore down more than women.
Erosion, attrition, and abrasion are the three key reasons why tooth wear occurs. What you eat and drink does affect how your teeth wear down. Drinking too many carbonated drinks including sparkling water breaks down the enamel.
Broken or Chipped Teeth
Don’t expect flaws in your teeth to be easily noticed. According to the American Association of Endodontists erratic pain when chewing or pain when teeth are exposed to extreme temperature differences like ice water or hot tea can be symptoms of what they refer to as “cracked teeth.”
Misaligned or Uneven Teeth
Some of the issues we notice as adults can stem from issues early in our lives. Frequent use of a pacifier after the age of 3 or sucking a thumb are noted as reasons for misaligned teeth on Healthline.com.
Genetics can play a role, too, as will injuries.
Teeth with Gaps
In adults, gaps in the teeth are known as diastemas and the problem may stem from too much space in the jaw for the size of the teeth. They can appear between any two teeth. A gap can affect a person’s bite.
On a recent YouTube posting, Dr. Saleh answered a question about using veneers on crowded teeth. In Q&A Episode 1, he responded by saying veneers are a great way to get “instant orthodontics.” Consider using veneers to reposition teeth, change colors, or change shapes.
Restoring Teeth Using Veneers and No Prep Veneers
Veneers are laboratory-constructed, custom-made facings, which are bonded to the tooth surface. When done properly, veneers blend in with your other teeth since they can be color-coordinated for an almost perfect match.
A thin porcelain veneer is bonded to the teeth. Porcelain has certain advantages that include not staining like composite resin and gum tissue tolerates porcelain well.
See examples of veneers and no prep veeners on Ora Dentistry Spa’s Smile Gallery website page.