Wake Forest dentist brightens smiles while boosting overall health with porcelain veneers
While the cosmetic effect of porcelain veneers can’t be overstated, these thin ceramic layers help you avoid many other conditions with implications for oral and overall health.
Dr. Edmond Suh may recommend veneers if you have crowded or misshapen teeth or spacing concerns. These conditions can make it difficult for you to brush and floss your teeth. Inadequate hygiene can lead to tartar and plaque buildup, and eventually gum disease. As gum disease progresses, it threatens the structure of your teeth. You may need fillings to preserve the integrity of the teeth.
If periodontitis continues unabated, the tooth can become loose and fall out. You can develop a painful infection. Dr. Suh may then need to extract the tooth if it can’t be restored by other means. Extraction, too, brings with it a whole host of complications, not limited to the loss of supportive bone needed for proper function and appearance.
Damage to other teeth
If you are seeking veneers to correct minor to moderate alignment issues, you are doing both the tooth receiving the veneer a favor as well as your other teeth. If a tooth is, for example, crooked and you can’t use its surface for biting properly, this can place undue pressure on other teeth that may not be designed to handle the forces needed for eating. This can lead to breakage of other teeth and the need for additional restorations and treatments.
As a premier TMJ practice in the Wake Forest area, Dr. Suh understands the importance of resolving alignment and bite issues to avoid debilitating headaches and other symptoms associated with temporomandibular joint disorders. With less jaw, neck, and shoulder pain, you may find yourself sleeping better. Your whole quality of life improves. This is a reason to smile beyond the mere look of “pearly whites.”
Dr. Suh may recommend porcelain veneers in Wake Forest to get you both looking and feeling better. Call 919 556 6200 to schedule a consultation so Dr. Suh can discuss these and other options with you, including whitening for lighter and non-gray stains, and clear aligners for more significant straightening needs.