With each passing moment, your child’s smile turns into a young adult’s grin. Once they begin to lose those baby teeth, it is possible that their precious smile begins to show signs of flaws as their adult teeth set in. Their smile is what will help them meet new friends and form relationships in the world. It is vital that they have the confidence to look people in the face as they engage in relationship building, and that can happen with dental veneers if your child is a good candidate for this extensive dental procedure. Veneers can help restore your child’s smile.
Exactly What are Dental Veneers?
Dental Veneers are casings that are placed on top of the patient’s teeth. The dental casings are extremely strong for their size. They can last for over 20 years, as long as they are taken care of every day. The veneers sit on the teeth covering the worn enamel, browning of the teeth, bad spacing, and chips in the teeth.
How Young Can My Child Be In Order to Get Dental Veneers?
There is no magic age for when a child or teen can start dental veneers. However, most times, veneers are only needed when damaging trauma has been done to the teeth. This can be due to an injury, or even extreme cases when decay or damaged teeth can no longer be repaired from their natural state.
Veneers can not be undone once you decide to opt for this procedure. This is because our dentist has to essentially shave down your natural tooth(s) to ensure that the casing will fit properly and snug into the mouth and gums. While we only recommend looking into veneers for extreme reasons or emergencies, there are other procedures, like tooth bonding and even Invisalign, that can help change the overall appearance of your child’s teeth if they are not confident in the way their smile looks.
Veneers are Used for Many Things
As mentioned above, Veneers can be used to treat a number of issues in the mouth, but we’ve found that most of our younger patients under the age of fifty use veneers because:
- Your teen’s teeth can become discolored with time. The biggest cause for discolored teeth in a teen is drinking soda or other staining drinks.
- Worn teeth is a result of grinding. Some adults and teens in the United States grind their teeth and are unaware that they do so. Over time, the enamel wears down, causing tooth decay if not treated right away.
- Gapping occurs over time as new teeth start to come in. The new teeth push the other teeth over, which causes improper spacing.
- Broken and chipped teeth happen when your teen is involved in sports or outdoor activities. Veneers are used to cover the damaged areas.
How are Veneers Placed on My Teens Teeth?
Having a proper understanding of the procedure can help keep anxiety down for your teen or child. The procedure starts by removing some of the enamel so the veneers will fit properly. Impressions are taken and then sent to the lab for veneer creation. Once the veneers are ready, the teeth are prepared for permanent bonding. All adjustments to the veneers are then made before they are placed on the teeth.
What are the Benefits of Veneers?
While some of the benefits for veneers might need to be for more restorative measures, there are additional benefits to these types of casings. They include:
- Your teen will have the confidence to speak with new people.
- Veneers are extremely strong. They can last up to 20 years or more if they are cared for properly. You can feel confident knowing that your teen’s teeth are taken care of for years to come.
- Caring for the veneers is not hard. You will receive complete instructions on the proper care of your youth’s new smile.
If you are looking for the perfect alternative for your child’s dental care, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today. Our team of specialists excel in customer care and dental procedures. Contact us online today to set your comprehensive appointment and get your child on track for a confident smile they’ll be proud to show off for years to come!