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Can veneers help with worn down teeth?

Cosmetic Smile Makeovers in De Pere WIIf your teeth are worn down, veneers can be an excellent option to repair your smile. However, it should be noted that if your teeth are worn down from bruxism—teeth grinding or clenching—this habit needs to be deterred before getting veneers, or they will likely be damaged just as your teeth were. Your dentist might recommend a nightguard to be worn while you are sleeping to help with unconscious teeth grinding.

Veneers are wafer-thin tooth covers that are placed over the teeth to camouflage problems with your natural teeth. Because they are translucent, they mimic the look of natural teeth, so it’s nearly impossible to tell you have veneers. In addition to teeth that are worn down, veneers can also cover up gappy, misaligned, and discolored teeth as well. Because some preparation of your teeth is needed before placing the veneers, these are a permanent cosmetic option.

Caring for veneers is easy: Brush and floss regularly, and see your dentist twice a year for routine exams and cleanings. Veneers cannot stain like your natural teeth, but they can become scratched, so whitening toothpaste or other abrasives are not recommended.

For veneers, contact FoxView Dental in De Pere. Make an appointment today!

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