In dentistry, a dental veneer is one of the very few devices that can cross over between purely aesthetic and functional treatment. For a very long time, people considered dental veneers to be purely aesthetic and are still considered by some to be for nothing more than better-looking teeth. However, when you have a damaged tooth, you have three options. You repair it, replace it, or lose it.
If you chose to replace it, you will need dentures or a dental implant, both considered aesthetic. If you chose to repair it, dental veneers are your best option as they not only look like the tooth once installed but also function the same way.
Fix your damaged tooth
We know now, and there continues to be emerging evidence, that it is important to fix a damaged tooth immediately. Cracks in a tooth can lead to an unhealthy buildup of plaque in the hard to brush crack, which can lead to any number of infections and gum diseases. A broken tooth can lead to damaging your lips or gums when the broken tooth presses into these sensitive tissue areas. Fixing a tooth is far preferable, and leads to better eating and health habits, than losing a tooth because of an accident.
For several years, the dental veneer has been improving. Both the technology and the techniques used to create these devices have advanced by leaps and bounds. Whereas, once one could only get a certain number of shades with veneers, and were often stuck with the perfect block of white teeth, now there are many more options. Discerning patients know that having a smile that is too perfectly can lead to questions about the fakeness of one’s teeth. Out of a need to have perfect teeth that were not too perfect, arose the latest trend called couture dentures.
Treatments for a better smile
Couture dentures are the perfect blending of art and science. Using our skills as a dental veneers specialist we create a custom set of dental veneers that look exactly like natural teeth, only better. To make them fit into the mouth, we do things like shading where the top of the dental veneers is slightly more discolored than the bottom, something commonly found in natural teeth. We also make the best use of natural light to highlight the tooth. By making the dental veneer the same translucency as one’s natural teeth, we can give patients that perfect luminous effect. We can even place the veneers in such a way, so as to give the impression of the teeth slightly overlapping each other. Couture veneers are changing the idea of dental veneers by adding the element of subtlety.
People need dental veneers for a number of different reasons. Damaged teeth because of trauma or diseases are perhaps the leading reason people select this technology. The desire to have a perfect smile is another. In either case, using couture veneers to match and improve your teeth may be the best decision you can make.
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