Do I need a veneer? What other options do I have?

“I have a slight vertical crack in my front tooth. There’s no pain, and it is not very noticeable except to my dentist and me. He mentioned getting one veneer (I’d get two if it’s my only option, so the two front teeth match), but is there something else I can do and worth looking into?”

Since the crack on your front tooth is vertical and not horizontal, and it hardly shows with no sensitivity, you do not need veneer dental treatment necessarily.
Your options are as follows: Do not do anything, wear a night guard, seal the tooth and observe, place dental bonding to seal again and repair the crack, possibly use a no-prep veneer, such as lumineer, and the last option is to have dental porcelain veneer.

Remember that Porcelain veneer is an irreversible dental cosmetic procedure, meaning tooth structure needs to be removed and prepared. Lumineers, however a no prep ( no removal of tooth structure) but will slightly be bulkier than veneer, but again it all depends on your clinical examination. It would be best if you tried to avoid chewing on ice and be more cautious about biting on hard foods since you have a crack.

A porcelain veneer can strengthen your tooth, but again before having it done, many factors must be considered as a no prep or lumineer or other options mentioned above.

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