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5 Dental Issues That Can Be Corrected Using Veneers

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If you are thinking about transforming the appearance of your teeth, veneers can help. Veneers are cosmetic dental applications that include the bonding of thin shells of dental ceramic material or resin to the front the teeth. Each veneer conceals the underlying tooth to transform its appearance. Veneers can be used to correct multiple aesthetic dental issues. Here are a few of them:


Discoloration is often corrected using chemical dental bleaches. The peroxide-based solutions help whiten the teeth. However, in some cases, dental bleaches do not work. Permanent stains caused by the ingestion of certain medications, such as tetracycline, do not respond to chemical whiteners. Also, some people suffer from a congenital condition that causes the teeth to have a darkened appearance. Injuries to the teeth can also cause the teeth to be discolored.

Dental veneers are effective for any type of dental discoloration. The veneers do not rely on a chemical bleaching process. Instead, each veneer covers the discoloration of a tooth.

Oddly-Shaped Teeth

Teeth that are misshapen can also be corrected using dental veneers. Each veneer can be made a little larger than the misshapen tooth it conceals to correct the tooth's appearance. Veneers can also be used to make teeth that are unusually small look larger and more uniform.

Cracked Teeth

Teeth that are cracked or chipped may still be healthy. However, the missing areas of tooth material can cause the tooth to look less attractive. A dental veneer can be applied to cover the cracks or chips of a tooth.


Dental misalignments that are not severe can be improved using veneers. The veneers can be placed over the crooked teeth in a uniform manner that causes the teeth to appear perfectly straight.

Teeth with Gaps

Teeth that have large gaps between them may be difficult to correct with other applications. Even if braces are applied to shift the teeth closer together, the gaps may recur if there's still enough room in the palate for the teeth to move about. Dental veneers can cover the teeth in a manner that makes the teeth appear closer set. The veneers typically need to be a little wider than the actual teeth so that the interdental spacing appears smaller.

To learn more ways that veneers can be used to correct cosmetic dental problems and to determine whether or not veneers are suitable for your teeth, consult with a cosmetic dentist in your area such as Elgazzar Dentistry.