When there is damage to a tooth, it generally happens in the molars, since they’re the ones that work the hardest and the ones that are more at risk of chewing something that might damage them. They are also the ones that have a higher chance of storing food remains and develop bacteria leading to decay.
However, in some cases it’s the front teeth that are damaged. Disease can affect front teeth too. Also, the front teeth are the teeth that are more at risk of trauma caused by accidents.
Front teeth have different characteristics than molars. They perform different functions, such as assisting in speech and cutting and tearing, rather than chewing. It’s for these reasons that many of the repair solutions that are typically used effectively with molars are impractical or impossible to use with front teeth.
When the damage is not severe—and a tooth is otherwise healthy—a front tooth can be reconstructed with the use of dental veneers. Dental veneers are thin covers for teeth. They are relatively flat and offer several benefits: They adapt better to front teeth, they give the teeth support and strength, they hide defects or cracks that a tooth might have, they give the tooth more durability, and they look just like natural front teeth.
Front teeth with dental veneers look natural. Moreover, front teeth with veneers can be used normally for biting. This allows a patient to eat practically any food. They are also long lasting and protect the tooth under them from cracks and fractures.
Dental veneers are very durable. Most veneers remain in place for the rest of the patient’s lives, without requiring any more maintenance that their normal daily oral hygiene (exactly like natural teeth) and their twice a year visits to the dentist.
Patients have an option of getting composite or porcelain veneers. The main difference is that composite veneers can be created in the dentist’s office or in a laboratory, while a porcelain veneer has to be manufactured in a dental laboratory. Unless you are in a rush, it is highly recommended that your veneers be fabricated in a laboratory, since the equipment used there will manufacture a smoother dental veneer.
The process of applying dental veneers is simple enough that it can be performed at the same time as more complex procedures. Of course, for many patients in the US, the cost of veneers can be prohibitive. That’s why people from many towns in Arizona, such as Phoenix, Flagstaff, Tucson, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Glendale, Prescott, Yuma and Sedona, often travel to Los Algodones just south of the border in Mexico to get dental veneers, either alone or in combination with other procedures at affordable prices.
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