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Porcelain veneers are pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Porcelain veneers can be used to improve appearance, but they cannot be used to treat cavities, gingivitis, or periodontal disease. If you have tooth decay on one or more back molars then a dentist will usually recommend a root canal and crown instead of porcelain veneers. One advantage of having porcelain veneers is that you can improve the appearance of other aspects like spacing and alignment if necessary.

Porcelain veneers can be used to:

- Change tooth shape

- Improve teeth colour and lengt

- Close gaps between teeth

- Cover stains or discolorations on the front surface of teeth

Veneers can be used to solve a variety of cosmetic dental problems, but who shouldn't use veneers?

Some people should not invest in veneers because they don't have dental problems or anomalies. Others may want to get braces instead because it's cheaper and solves the problem more directly.

It is important that you do not use veneers if:

- Your teeth are in a terrible state, as they will not be able to bond with the veneer.

- You have some form of gum disease.

- The tooth is very thin or has a hole in it.

- You are missing one or more teeth on an arch.

In conclusion, veneers can't be used to replace missing teeth which is why it is important for you to take your family dentist's advice before deciding if you want them or not. If you have teeth that are too crooked, then veneers are also not suitable for you because they will just end up looking worse than their original condition.

To schedule a consultation or request more information about available services contact Harini B. Reddy, DMD, LLC, General & Cosmetic Dentistry by phone at (804) 501–0816 or send an email to appointments@drreddyrichmonddentist.com.

You can visit the therapy center at 3000, Hungary Spring Road, Richmond, VA, 23228.

 

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