The age of social media platforms that we live in has made most of us more concerned about the way we look, including getting the perfect smile for our teeth. In many cases, people like you and I want to have a white, straight smile that will impress our friends, family, and co-workers throughout our lives. One of the most common procedures undertaken at The Tothbar is the application of veneers that can be installed in a multistep process across multiple dental appointments. Our Austin cosmetic dentistry
experts can guide you through this process and make sure you make the right decisions for your teeth.
Do Veneers Cause Cavities?
This is a big question that many patients are concerned about when they are considering applying veneers to their teeth. The answer is that veneers themselves do not cause cavities
or other oral health problems. However, the introduction of veneers does not mean a patient at our Austin Cosmetic Dentistry practice will have cavities in what remains of their teeth.However, oral health care is vital to the work of our dentists staying intact, and your teeth remaining healthy at all times. Even when a veneer is attached to the front of your teeth, you will need to keep up with excellent oral health practices to keep what remains of your teeth healthy and cavity-free. Tartar and plaque can still buildup and cause problems for your teeth, gums, and mouth over a long period of time, according to Cosmopolitan
The reason why cavities can still form and tooth decay can be a problem with veneers is the way these dental applications are attached to your teeth. Instead of replacing the entire tooth or covering the whole area of the tooth, as crowns do, a veneer consists of a front to your tooth attached to the existing tooth in your mouth. This is usually done with a form of concrete to bond the veneer to your tooth for an estimated time of 15 to 20 years. Some of your existing teeth will have to be ground down to install the veneer, but this is usually less than a millimeter to allow for our experts to install your veneers correctly
Should I Worry About Veneers?
The general answer to this question is that no, you do not need to be concerned about adding veneers to your teeth when The Toothbar is used to complete this process. Our experts believe that as long as you continue to practice excellent oral health over the life of your veneers, you will usually not face long-term problems with your teeth and enjoy a happy, healthy smile.