Non Cosmetic Reasons for Getting Veneers

Most people opt for veneers because they offer a relatively quick and simple way to cover flaws. But what many of those people don’t know is that they simultaneously ensure their oral health. 

Dr. Ken Lalezarian and Dr. Sharyar Baradaran at Dental Care of Beverly Hills in California love the one-two punch of dental veneers because they give their patients the best of both worlds — cosmetic and health benefits. When we talk about the noncosmetic versus cosmetic reasons to consider veneers, it’s not an either-or situation — generally, the two go hand in hand. Here are the top reasons to consider veneers.

Crack repair

Tiny cracks and fissures on the surface of your teeth can be an eyesore, but they can also be a health hazard. Whether yours are the result of an injury, teeth grinding, or stress, those little lines leave your teeth vulnerable. Bacteria can enter your teeth through those cracks and may lead to infection and decay.

Veneers solve the problem of visible lines as well as the potential breach to the inside of your teeth. By sealing the surface, veneers strengthen your teeth and ward off the dangers of bacterial infections.

Enamel restoration

The hard coating on the surface of your teeth is called enamel, and it’s there to protect the dentin underneath it. If you’re born with weak enamel, if you brush your teeth too vigorously, or if you eat and drink highly acidic foods and beverages, your enamel becomes thin and begins to reveal the underlying dentin, which has a yellowish-brown tinge.

Many people choose veneers to cover this unsightly discoloration but don’t realize that by doing so, they’re killing two birds with one stone. Once your enamel is damaged or gone, it doesn’t regenerate, so the durable porcelain veneers effectively replace what you’ve lost. 

Gap closure

Another cosmetic reason our patients ask for veneers is to close up the gaps in their teeth. And while veneers are an excellent choice for correcting unwanted spaces, they also do double duty by helping to prevent the development of gum disease.

Open spaces between teeth harbor bacteria and allow sticky plaque to take hold on the increased surface areas exposed in your mouth. Those bacteria work their way into your gums and cause inflammation and mild bleeding at first, but left untreated, they wreak havoc throughout your mouth, progress to the next stage of infection called periodontitis (the top reason people lose their teeth), and eventually enter your bloodstream and lead to heart health conditions. 

By closing those gaps, veneers give you a beautiful smile and a great way to protect your mouth and heart at the same time.

Whether you’re trying to cover up imperfections or protect your teeth from harmful germs and bacteria, you can do both with veneers, and Drs. Lalezarian and Baradaran can custom fit yours to match the color of your existing teeth so you walk away looking natural and flawless — the picture of health.

To get started on your veneer transformation, give us a call 310-299-9621 or book an appointment online today.

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