Veneers are a cosmetic solution to problems with the appearance of your teeth. They do not cure problems caused by the underlying structure of your jaw or the position of your teeth. By following proper orthodontic procedures, many cosmetic and health problems involving the teeth, gums and jaws can be solved permanently. The Sacramento Dentistry Group offers both of these procedures.
While veneers are long lasting, they do need to be replaced every so often. For traditional veneers, the teeth need to be permanently reshaped. While the teeth look “perfect,” the patient is relying on dental appliances that require changes in eating and drinking habits to maintain their beauty. With orthodontics, you are left with your own teeth, but with your health and appearance improved.
To summarize, veneers can be relatively quickly applied to deal with cosmetic problems of the teeth. They are not a permanent solution, requiring replacement every five to twenty years, depending on quality of materials and patient habits. Orthodontic procedures solve both cosmetic and health problems with the teeth. Orthodontics require more time to work, but the solution they provide is permanent.
Your Sacramento dentists are prepared to answer all of your questions regarding procedures, costs and benefits of veneers versus orthodontics. Arrange a personal consultation with the Sacramento Dentistry Group today to discuss your specific needs.