Completely avoiding dental wear and tear can be difficult. After all, a nutrient-rich diet calls for the consumption of many different foods, including those that prove tougher to bite and chew. While many people can have a hard time seeing how wear and tear has affected them, some people cannot help but observe changes in their appearance due to this problem. What can you do if your smile looks older and less healthy because of excess wear and tear? You can prevent the problem from worsening by improving your oral hygiene routine and addressing any unresolved issues with habitual teeth grinding. To cover existing wear and tear, speak with your Prairie Village, KS dentist about cosmetic dental work! Porcelain veneers can effectively hide wear and tear as well as other problems with the shape, size, and color of teeth.
Wear And Tear Can Make Teeth Look Older
If excess wear and tear has affected the shape and condition of your teeth, it can feel difficult to ignore just how much your smile has changed. Friction can cause some issues with wear and tear, but people with softer enamel, or those who grind their teeth at night, may see more changes at an earlier age. This can make them look older, and it can give people the impression that their teeth are less healthy than they really are. Fortunately, this issue is one of many that porcelain veneers can effectively address.
Trusting Porcelain Veneers To Change Your Smile
Porcelain veneers are thin shells your dentist will affix to the front surfaces of the teeth you want restored. Each veneer is custom-made to provide desired smile improvements. Before you receive them, you will have your teeth measured and prepared for their placement. When they are bonded in place, your veneers will provide permanent smile improvements. Their placement can cover up discoloration, hide enamel wear and tear, and even address issues like damage and poor alignment. Although they are slim, veneers are made from a durable porcelain material that can withstand years of friction from biting and chewing.
What Else Can You Do To Address Dental Wear And Tear?
If a tooth is worn down to the point where its health or ability to absorb bite pressure is affected, we can cap it with a custom dental crown. Dental crowns are made to provide bite support, and they can be designed to imitate healthy tooth structure. For some patients, cosmetic wear and tear can be treated with tooth bonding and contouring services. While veneers can provide more durable improvements, a bonding and contouring treatment is something we can provide in as little as one visit!
Talk To Your Prairie Village, KS Dentist About Porcelain Veneers
Dr. Browne is ready to help patients who want to do something about frustrating dental wear and tear. To learn how we can help you, please contact our Prairie Village, KS dental office today at 913-901-8585.