Are you considering dental restorations to help improve the appearance and function of your existing teeth? Dental veneers may be the right choice for you. Our Glace Bay dentists list five reasons you may want to consider this option.
What are veneers?
In order to fit your tooth's shape, dental veneers are made of ultra-thin, custom-made porcelain. With the goal of improving the way you smile, they are bonded to the fronts of your teeth.
To start, your dentist will create an impression of your teeth that will be used to create custom veneers for you. Following that, your natural teeth will be bonded to the veneers. In order to mimic natural teeth, dental veneers mimic the translucency of your tooth enamel.
Why should I consider getting dental veneers?
1. Dental veneers can help to restore your smile – and protect your teeth.
Dental veneers can improve the appearance and functionality of your smile. They can also protect the surface of your teeth from discolouration or damage, as well as mask stains that teeth whitening cannot remove.
2. Veneers can help resolve a number of dental issues.
Dental veneers can help to improve the colour and shape of your existing teeth, changing the 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 typically outlast composite resin veneers. They typically last about 15 years. They can, however, last 20 years or more depending on a few key factors such as how well they are cared for.
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. They also don’t require as much reshaping of your teeth.
5. You can have veneers on several teeth.
You have the option of getting veneers on just one tooth or several at once. You might only need one veneer if you have a tooth that has lost its colour or developed an abnormal shape as a result of trauma. Some patients may decide to have more work done if they want to improve the appearance of all of their teeth.
Bonus: Veneers are a cost-effective option.
A common dental restoration is dental veneers, in part because they are inexpensive. The price of veneers may be more cost-effective for you in the long run than other options for dental restoration, depending on your dental problem and the type of veneers you select.
Dental veneers are a great option for some people who want to make their smile look better, but they might not be the best fit for everyone. Visit your dentist for a consultation if you want to find out if dental veneers are right for you.