Are cosmetic dentistry procedures like veneers and laser whitening safe for teeth?
Over 80% of Americans are unhappy with their smile, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Veneers are a popular choice to improve a smile and they have many advantages.
No prep veneers and porcelain veneers can improve the color, shape, and size of one’s teeth. They can close gap and porcelain veneers can help straighten teeth as effectively as braces as described on the website of Ora Dentistry Spa in Beverly Hills.
The owner of Ora Dentistry Spa, Dr. Sam Saleh, runs a dental practice that combines the relaxed atmosphere of a spa with the latest in dental technology. But how safe are veneers and what dangers, if any, do they pose?
Veneers are very safe, but patients who are getting them must not have tooth decay, gum disease, or complications stemming from root canals. Less than a millimeter of enamel must be removed for porcelain veneers.
The process of removing a minimal amount of enamel is described by the AACD as “essential as it creates room for the porcelain veneer to fit within the mouth and most accurately restore natural tooth function while creating an even better appearance than the original tooth.”
No prep veneers require even less enamel removal or none at all.
Another risk with veneers is coloring so it appears natural within the context of one’s teeth and skin tone. Dr. Saleh chose dentistry as a profession where he could help people. He also has an artistic eye and says some professionals know the technique well but they’re not as skilled at the aesthetic nature of the profession.
Veneers are part of an overall smile design. Once the material is bonded to the tooth, it’s possible to brush, floss, eat and drink as normal.
The cost of veneers will vary from one patient to another based on how many teeth will need the procedure, the experience of the dentist, and the overall professionalism of the office.
Veneers are minimally invasive to not invasive at all and can restore a smile to its original beauty and attractive quality.