Looking for effective ways to alter the appearance and function of your teeth? Dental veneers may be the right solution for your smile concerns. Our Melfort dentists list five reasons you may want to consider this option.
What are veneers?
Dental veneers are razor-thin, custom-made porcelain slices made to fit the shape of your tooth. They are bonded to the fronts of your teeth with the intention of changing the appearance of your smile.
Your dentist will begin by taking an impression of your teeth, which will be used to create your custom veneers. Once they are ready, your veneers will then be bonded to the fronts of your natural teeth. Dental veneers imitate your tooth enamel’s natural translucency, so they provide you with a natural looking smile.
Why should I consider getting dental veneers?
1. Dental veneers can help to restore your smile – and protect your teeth.
Dental veneers can often be an effective way to restore the appearance and function of your smile. They can also offer an extra level of protection to the surface of your teeth, protecting against discolouration or damage, while masking stains that cannot be removed with teeth whitening.
2. Veneers can help resolve a number of dental issues.
Dental veneers can be used to change the look of your smile by helping to improve the colour and shape of your existing teeth. They can be used to repair spacing, sizing, alignment, erosion and chipping issues.
3. If cared for properly, dental veneers can last many years.
Porcelain veneers generally last longer than composite resin. On average, they last about 15 years. However, depending on a few key factors such as how well they are cared for, they can last 20 years or more.
To ensure your veneers last as long as possible, you’ll need to maintain a rigorous oral hygiene routine at home, brushing at least twice a day for two minutes each time and flossing once daily.
4. Dental veneers are less intrusive than other restoration options.
Dental veneers do not require as much reshaping of your natural teeth, making them a less invasive alternative to dental crowns.
5. You can have veneers on several teeth.
You can choose to have veneers on a single problematic tooth, or many teeth at a time. If you have a tooth that has become discoloured or misshapen due to injury, one veneer may be sufficient. Patients who want to see a more significant change to the appearance of their smile may choose to have several veneers done.
Bonus: Veneers are a cost-effective option.
Dental veneers are a common dental restoration partly because of their cost-effectiveness. Depending on your smile issue and the type of veneers you choose, the cost of veneers may make more economical sense for you long-term than other dental restoration options.
While dental veneers are a great option for some looking to alter the appearance of their smile, this restoration option may not be right for everyone. The only way to know if dental veneers will work for you is to visit your dentist for an examination and consultation.