If you are not completely happy with the look of your smile, you might be considering some cosmetic dental options. Our Whitehorse dentists list five reasons you might want to consider dental veneers.
What are veneers?
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made porcelain designed to fit the shape of your tooth. They are bonded to the fronts of your teeth with the purpose of changing the appearance of your smile.
Your dentist will start by making an impression of your teeth, which will be used to make your custom veneers. The veneers will be secured to your natural teeth. Dental veneers look and feel just like your natural teeth because they imitate your tooth enamel’s natural translucency.
Why should I consider getting dental veneers?
1. Dental veneers can help to restore your smile – and protect your teeth.
Dental veneers can help restore the appearance and function of your smile. This cosmetic procedure can also protect your teeth from damage and discolouration, and hide stains that can't be removed with traditional 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 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 can choose to have veneers on only one tooth or many at a time. If you have a tooth that has become discoloured or damaged due to injury, you may only require one veneer. Some patients who want to change the way all of their teeth look 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. The only way to know if dental veneers will work for you is to see your dentist for a consultation.