Are Dental Veneers Right for You?

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Are you displeased with the appearance of your smile? Do you have smile flaws like discolored, worn down, chipped, or gapped teeth? Dental veneers in Manhattan, Kansas, may be for you! Dental veneers are thin shells that are custom made from tooth-colored materials to cover the front of your teeth and improve their appearance. When making the decision of whether or not to have veneers placed by Dr. Josh Walker, consider the following pros and cons:

Pros:
Dental veneers are made to look like your natural teeth. Dental veneers can restore the beauty of worn down or chipped teeth. Veneers can improve the appearance of teeth that are slightly crooked or irregularly shaped. Dental veneers can close small gaps in your smile. A shade of veneer can be chosen that makes your teeth look whiter. Porcelain dental veneers are stain resistant, so they will keep their beautiful color. They don’t require as much tooth alteration before placement as dental crowns do and they are still stronger and more aesthetic.

Cons:
Because the tooth enamel is shaped before veneer placement, the teeth may become more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. Having dental veneers placed is not reversible, as the tooth enamel is altered before placement. Your dental veneers may not exactly match the shade of your natural teeth. Also, you should be aware that once your veneers are in place, their color cannot be altered.

Talk to our dentist if you are considering dental veneers for your smile and he can help you determine if they are right for you! We welcome you to contact Family & Implant Dentistry today to learn more about dental veneers and to schedule a consultation.