Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers

Dental veneers are designed to look and feel like your natural teeth. They’re fitted to completely cover your teeth, thus hiding any signs of wear, discoloration, and breakage. The process for preparing and fitting veneers involves filing down your natural teeth and then permanently bonding the veneers to them.

While this entire process can make your teeth appear better, it can also benefit your overall health. You might be wondering just how this is possible. We can shed some light on that for you. 

Dr. Dana Samet, and our team, compiled this helpful guide to how veneers can benefit your dental and overall health. Keep reading to learn more.

Dental health is healthcare

Your dental health actually influences your entire body’s health. When your teeth are chipped, cracked, or broken, they provide bacteria places to thrive and grow. Your mouth is the gateway to your digestive and respiratory tract, so any bacteria that grow in your mouth can actually make its way into your body and cause serious problems. 

How veneers improve your oral health

Cracked or missing teeth don’t just cause pain and discomfort. Cracked teeth can cut your mouth and gums, raising your risk for infection and your chances of transmitting disease. 

Missing teeth, or severely cracked teeth, can expose the pulp of your teeth where your nerves and blood vessels are housed. This creates an entryway for bacteria that can cause serious infections. 

You can tell you have pulp damage if you experience:

Leaving pulp damage untreated can result in infections that require root canals or even the extraction of your teeth. Veneers, however, stop these issues by covering your chipped and broken teeth. Thereby preventing them from harmful bacteria that can spread infections to your jaw and the rest of your body.

How veneers improve your mental health 

A great smile has a lasting impact on your self-confidence. This makes sense when you take into consideration that your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. 

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that almost two-thirds of people with depression also report having tooth pain within the last year. There's even a strong link between gum disease and serious mood disorders like depression, stress, and other mental illnesses. It’s clear, dental health impacts everything.

Dr. Samet and our team understand just how important good oral health is. That’s why we provide you with the latest and most innovative in dental healthcare. We want you to see just how much veneers can improve your dental health as well as your overall health. Contact us to set up an appointment today.

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