Patients come to us and ask, “Should I get dental veneers?” Well of course the answer to this question is highly subjective. Getting dental veneers comes with differing thoughts and responses. You need to consider a few things like your needs and goals, the condition of your teeth, and the cosmetic flaws that you want addressed. We take time to talk with our patients, giving them information about dental veneers, such as what the procedure entails, what the requirements are, and the costs involved. A well informed decision is a product of knowledge and the right information. Here are things that you should know about dental veneers, to help you decide if this treatment is right for you.
Dental Veneers are Versatile
address various types of cosmetic flaws ranging from chipped and cracked teeth to oddly spaced and stained teeth. Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain, bonded on the front side of a tooth, to mask imperfections of any kind. Being made of porcelain, the veneers appear very much like natural teeth because they are able to reflect light in the same manner as real teeth. This makes dental veneers the perfect option if you want a totally different look for your teeth or want their appearance to improve. The dentist can give you the smile you want with dental veneers.
Dental Veneers are Long-lasting and Easy to Maintain
The typical life of a dental veneer is from 10 to 15 years, depending on your oral care regimen. It’s interesting to note that dental veneers are stain resistant, making it easy for you to care for them. Coffee stains do not easily settle on the porcelain veneers
, nor do the stains caused by eating certain foods. The patient simply needs to practice good oral care habits like brushing after meals and flossing before bedtime. You are also advised to visit your dentist regularly for deep cleanings of the teeth and regular dental checkups. While dental veneers are durable, long-lasting, and easy to maintain, it is still essential to practice good oral care habits.
Dental Veneers Require a Few Millimeters of Enamel
Before the dentist bonds a dental veneer, he needs to prepare a tooth by taking it down by a few millimeters. Doing this is essential, so the veneers appear natural. Even if the veneers are very thin, it is best to remove a small part of your enamel, so your veneer-bonded tooth doesn’t protrude. This is perhaps something that you should consider, most especially if you have healthy teeth enamel. You should be aware that dental veneer bonding is an irreversible process. Your enamel won’t grow back on its own once a part of it is taken out. However, the cosmetic appearance of your teeth greatly improves in terms of color, shape, size, and structure. It’s like giving your teeth a permanent makeover that can last for at least 10 years.
Dental Veneers Can Handle the Worst Types of Discoloration
There are cases wherein teeth whitening can’t do much to lighten the shade of discolored teeth. In this case, dental veneers make a good solution as it can handle even the worst type of discoloration. Dental veneers can whiten your teeth instantly, giving your teeth that instant look of perfection.
Are Dental Veneers for you?
We, at Belmont Dental Care, take time to educate our patients about the dental treatments we offer. Set an appointment with Dr. Fleming and see if dental veneers are for you. Study the pros and cons and make a well-informed decision. Dental veneers offer many benefits that can transform your look dramatically overnight.