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Is Trimming Before Getting Veneers Necessary?

Posted on 12/25/2019 by Dick Hikade, DDS
Is Trimming Before Getting Veneers Necessary?Dental issues such as missing teeth, discolored teeth, cracked teeth, or fractured teeth are quite common.

Nonetheless, despite this being the case, having any of these problems can be quite embarrassing and also might have a significant impact on our self-esteem, especially during social interactions.

The great news is that there are numerous dental procedures which can allow a person experiencing any of the dental issues discussed above, to get their smile back. One of the dental procedures that can prove to be a great fit is dental veneers.

Dental Veneers – The Basics

Dental veneers are thin and custom shaped carapaces that are fitted onto a tooth's front surface to improve the teeth's overall appearance. Designed from materials which resemble enamel porcelain laminates, resin, and porcelain, veneers can help you to enhance the overall appearance of your teeth greatly, thereby allowing you to be able to smile without being too conscious of your surroundings or presence.

Is Trimming Before Veneers Required?

While getting veneers fitted on your teeth, your teeth will undergo some modifications with trimming being the most common modification. Veneers create a uniform look of the teeth. However, since the enamel and the veneer together would be too thick, the tooth must be trimmed in order for the tooth to feel normal. Plus, since veneers are glued to the teeth, if the teeth were not trimmed, there may be decay left on the teeth that would continue to eat through the tooth behind the veneer.

That said, if you have chipped, broken, or discolored teeth, then you should schedule an appointment so that we can be able to examine your teeth and advise you on what steps could be taken to help your teeth. We would love to help you figure out if veneers would be the best option, or if something else would suit your needs better.

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