For many people dental veneers can be an effective way to improve the appearance and function of their smile, but is this cosmetic dental service right for you? Our Swift Current dentists list five reasons you may want to consider dental veneers for your smile.
What are veneers?
Dental veneers are very thin slices of porcelain that are custom-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. The veneers will then be bonded to your natural teeth. Dental veneers imitate your tooth enamel’s natural translucency, so they look and feel like natural teeth.
Why should I consider getting dental veneers?
1. Dental veneers can help to restore your smile – and protect your teeth.
Dental veneers not only help to restore the appearance and function of your smile, but they can also help to protect the surface of your teeth from discolouration or damage, while masking underlying stains that cannot be removed with teeth whitening.
2. Veneers can help resolve a number of dental issues.
Dental veneers can be used to alter the colour and shape of your existing teeth helping to change the overall appearance of your smile. 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 are a less invasive alternative to dental crowns since they typically require much less reshaping of the natural tooth.
5. You can have veneers on several teeth.
You can choose to have veneers on only one tooth, or several. If you have a tooth that has become discoloured or misshapen due to injury, one veneer may be all you need to restore your smile. That said, some patients who want to change the way their overall smile appears may choose to have more done.
Bonus: Veneers are a cost-effective option.
Dental veneers are a common dental restoration partly because of their cost-effectiveness. Depending on your dental issue and which 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 improve the appearance of their smile, they may not be right for everyone. To find out if dental veneers will work for you see your dentist for a consultation.