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Veneers are an excellent option for improving the appearance of teeth with a wide range of cosmetic problems, including discolouration, misalignment, and poor shape. However, veneers are just one option of several, and sometimes a different solution will be more appropriate for your needs. Make sure you discuss all your options with your dentist before choosing teeth veneers Oshawa.

A Permanent Solution

Teeth veneers involve removing some of the surface of the tooth, meaning the procedure is irreversible. If a less invasive option is available, your dentist may recommend this over teeth veneers. For instance, if you are seeking veneers to help with discoloured teeth, your dentist may prefer to try whitening first. If your teeth are crooked, your dentist may prefer to opt for orthodontic treatment, such as Invisalign.

Procedure Time         

A simpler solution will also reduce treatment time. Although veneers only require two visits to the clinic, the procedure may take a few hours, as you will need an examination and then tooth preparation before the fitting. However, to help the time pass faster, your dentist can offer sedation and distractions to keep you relaxed and comfortable.

Extensive Damage

Veneers are ideal for small chips and cracks as well as uneven teeth. However, teeth that are severely damaged may require crowns. Whenever possible, your dentist will opt for veneers over crowns, as they involve removing less of the tooth structure.

Teeth Grinding

Although veneers are strong and can last up to 15 years, they are only designed to withstand normal chewing forces. If you grind your teeth at night, you risk damaging your veneers. If veneers are the best option for you, your dentist may decide to combine them with treatment for grinding, such as a night guard.


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