Teeth are exposed to day-to-day chewing, and habits like clenching or grinding which cause them to wear down. Our genes and daily dental care routine also play a role in the condition of the teeth. Our teeth undergo a lot of wear and tear and need to be professionally attended to by a Somerville-area cosmetic dentist.
What can be done to address uneven or disfigured teeth, damaged enamel or chips and cracks? Most patients are advised by their dentists to go for dental veneers.
Dental veneers are manufactured from a substance that resembles a natural tooth in color and other properties, and are used to cover a tooth deformity.
They are generally made from porcelain, but composite resin is available, too. Both kinds are crafted in a dental laboratory or the dentist's office where the specifications for each patient are matched, including the color of the individual's teeth.
How are dental veneers fitted on to the teeth? To properly fit and place veneers on the teeth of the patient, the teeth must first be properly shaped by the dentist. For this reason, veneers would only be recommended to restore injured or crooked teeth, as it would make little sense for a person with working and good looking natural teeth. If tooth discoloration is the problem, then a simple tooth whitening treatment may be all that is required.