Can veneers make my teeth stronger?
If you’re thinking about getting veneers, you might wonder what the effects can be on your natural teeth. Of course the overall cosmetic effect on your teeth and smile is bright and beautiful, but what about functionality?
Veneers can strengthen your teeth
Veneers are made of porcelain, which is a strong material. If you have damaged or weak enamel on your teeth, veneers can be used as a treatment. Veneers cover the surface of your front teeth, which protects them from further damage.
A tooth can break when its enamel is damaged. Damaged enamel reduces the overall strength of your teeth and makes it easier to break or chip. And when the enamel of a tooth wears away, your tooth cannot replace it. The damage is permanent. Veneers cover the tooth and protect it from chipping and breaking.
Veneers do away with the pain of sensitive teeth
If you have sensitive teeth and avoid drinking hot or cold liquids, enjoying ice cream or other cold foods, veneers can help. Veneers provide a barrier between your sensitive teeth and food and drink because they cover the front of the teeth. This makes it possible to enjoy hot or cold drinks and cold foods again without feeling pain.
However, do be careful when biting into an apple or other hard or crunchy food. Porcelain veneers are strong, but it is possible for them to crack or chip when you bite on hard things. Do your chewing on harder or crunchier foods with your back teeth.
Veneers can provide needed facial structure
Veneers can change the shape of your face because they provide the proper structure that your mouth was designed to have in the first place. Weak teeth that aren’t shaped properly can make your face look hollow or less defined. Veneers provide the strength and structure to widen your smile, lift and accentuate your cheekbones, and give your whole face a more symmetrical, attractive appearance.
Veneers are long lasting
Veneers provide strength and support to your teeth, as well as a shining, white smile, for up to 20 years. Veneers are stain-resistant, while teeth can be stained much more easily by darker foods or drinks, so your smile will stay whiter and brighter for much longer with veneers.
What is the takeaway?
The answer to the question about whether veneers will make your teeth stronger is yes. Veneers are very long lasting, strong, and protective material that make your teeth stronger, less sensitive, better shaped, and very attractive. You can enjoy a white, beautiful, strong smile for a very long time with your porcelain veneers.