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Are you displeased with the appearance of your smile? Do you have smile flaws like discolored, worn down, chipped, or gapped teeth? Dental veneers in Gilbert, Arizona, may be for you! Dental veneers are thin shells that are custom made from tooth-colored materials to cover the front of your teeth and improve their appearance. Before you decide whether or not to have veneers placed by Dr. Naman B. Patel, consider the following pros and cons:

Pros:
Dental veneers are made to look like your natural teeth, so they can restore the beauty of your smile. Veneers can improve the appearance of teeth that are slightly crooked or irregularly shaped. Dental veneers can close small gaps in your smile. Dental veneers can restore the beauty of worn down or chipped teeth. A shade of veneer can be chosen that makes your teeth look whiter. Porcelain dental veneers are stain resistant, so they will keep their beautiful color. Veneers are a more conservative approach to altering the appearance of your teeth than dental crowns. They don’t require as much tooth enamel alteration before placement, yet they are stronger and more aesthetic than dental crowns.

Cons:
Having dental veneers placed is not reversible, as the tooth enamel is shaped before placement. Because the enamel is shaped, the teeth may become more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. Your dental veneers may not exactly match the shade of your natural teeth. Also, keep in mind that once your veneers are in place, their color cannot be altered.

Talk to our dentist if you are considering dental veneers for your smile and he can help you determine if they are the right choice for you! We welcome you to contact Island Dental today to learn more about dental veneers and to schedule a consultation.