Advantage # 1: Easy Smile Whitening
Years of drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes, or eating highly pigmented foods eventually damage your teeth, turning them an unattractive yellow or brown color. Stained enamel can be bleached at home or by your dentist, but it can stain again. If you are looking for a more radical way to whiten your smile, dental veneers may be a good option for you. Veneers are typically stain-resistant, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), so you will have less to worry about discoloration or the need to bleach.
Advantage # 2: Minor cosmetic troubleshooting
Slightly crooked or spaced teeth can be treated with braces or other orthodontic treatments; however, according to Dentistry Today, veneers can sometimes help fix these problems as well. These adhere to the front surfaces of the teeth, so while they do not change their positions, they do camouflage minor orthodontic problems once they are applied. Natural teeth may still be gaping or crooked, but no one will know other than you and your dentist.
It is important to mention that veneers cannot always replace orthodontic treatment, they can promote inflammation of the gums and your dentist may refer you to an orthodontist instead of placing veneers.
Advantage # 3: Replacement of damaged enamel
Enamel is strong, but not indestructible. Excessive brushing can wear it down, and consuming highly acidic foods or drinks can erode it. Stomach acid related to GERD can also damage enamel. This can become a cause for concern because the enamel that is lost does not grow back. Luckily, it can be replaced. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry , veneers are an excellent treatment for teeth with abrasion or enamel erosion, while also pleasing to the eye.