Dental veneers are tooth-colored porcelain pieces cemented to your teeth. They are used to correct various aesthetic and physical issues. Most commonly, porcelain veneers are sought by people who have stained their teeth by years of drinking coffee and tea, eating pigmented foods, and not brushing and flossing properly.
You may need porcelain veneers if you have the following issues:
- Cracked teeth: You may have cracked a few teeth by falling or being involved in an accident
- Gaps: Having gaps in your teeth is a birth defect that embarrasses many people. The most common solution for this is bonding or inserting porcelain veneers
- Worn teeth: Your teeth may get worn down of you have bruxism (issues of continuously grinding your teeth)
People who have excellent dental hygiene are ideal candidates for getting porcelain veneers, as your doctor will need a good amount of healthy enamel to affix them to your teeth.