How frequently do you hide your smile behind a nervous hand? If you’re concerned about showing your teeth or embarrassed of your smile, there is something you can do to restore your confidence. Veneers are a versatile treatment, with benefits and disadvantages.

Before snapping your next selfie, consider how dental veneers correct smile flaws. From fixing chipped teeth or brightening your teeth, this effective treatment improves your oral health and overall well-being.

What is a veneer?

A dental veneer is an innovative restoration procedure used to correct smile flaws and other oral issues. It is a very thin porcelain shell the fits on top of your existing tooth or teeth. They’re a custom-fitted creation that fit your mouth perfectly, so no one can tell the difference between your natural teeth and a veneer.

Advantages of Dental Veneers

Besides improving smile imperfections, veneers restore confidence and improve self-esteem. They’re an excellent option for many other reasons, as well.


Dental veneers can last up to 15 years, so you don’t have to worry about replacing them often.

No Special Care Required

You can treat your veneers just like your natural teeth. Take care of them by brushing and flossing normally, and they can remain sturdy and reliable for over a decade.

Eliminate Gaps

If you have gaps or spaces anywhere in your mouth, this treatment can fix that issue. This prevents food and other debris from getting stuck between teeth. When things are stuck between your teeth, bacteria build-up, leading to plaque, gingivitis, and even tooth loss. If you have gaps in your front teeth, it can fix that, too, making you more comfortable with your smile.

No More Crooked Teeth

Do you dream of having straight teeth, but you’re not interested in orthodontics? One of the most significant advantages of veneers is that they fix crooked teeth, like braces, without expensive dental appliances. Plus, there’s no waiting for a straight smile because they correct problems immediately.

Fix Small Teeth

If you have teeth that you feel are too small for your mouth, veneers are an ideal solution. Whether it’s genetics or a result of chronic teeth grinding, the problem can be fixed. If you have a “gummy” smile, making your teeth look disproportionate, this fixes that issue as well.

Correct Chipped or Broken Teeth

If you have chipped or broken, you should call Danville Family Dentistry as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your mouth. This kind of trauma often results in discomfort, pain, trouble talking, or problems chewing. Veneers not only disguise imperfections, but they also help you avoid pain and extra trips to the dentist.

Disadvantages of Dental Veneers

Although they fix a lot of problems, veneers do have a few drawbacks.

  • They’re permanent, so you won’t be able to change your mind after they’ve been applied.
  • You may end up with extra sensitivity to hot and cold on treated teeth.
  • You have to have a healthy mouth before getting veneers. If you have gum disease or problems with your gums, you aren’t a good candidate for them.
  • You can’t whiten your teeth after you get veneers, or the veneer may no longer match your natural tooth color.
  • You can’t fix cracks or chips.

To brighten your smile and fix flaws that make you self-conscious, dental veneers are a great solution. If you want to talk to one of our experts about correcting imperfections, call us today at 317-745-4400.

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Disclaimer: The information included in this article is for educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.