Thinking about getting dental restorations to change the appearance and function of your existing teeth? Dental veneers might be the right choice for you. Our dentists in Napanee list five reasons you may want to consider this cosmetic treatment.
What are veneers?
These wafter-thin strips of porcelain are custom-made to fit the shapes of your teeth. Dental veneers are bonded to the fronts of your teeth using composite resin, with the intention of changing your smile's appearance.
Your dentist will start by making an impression of your teeth, which will then be used to create your custom veneers. These veneers will then be bonded to your natural teeth. They mimic the natural translucency of your tooth enamel, so they look and feel like your natural teeth.
Why should I consider getting dental veneers?
1. Dental veneers can help to alter your smile – and protect your teeth.
Not only can dental veneers help change the appearance and function of your smile, they can also protect your tooth surfaces from damage or discolouration, and cover stains that teeth whitening cannot remove.
2. Veneers can help resolve a number of dental issues.
Dental veneers can change the colour and shape of your existing teeth, thereby changing the appearance of your smile. They can be used to repair alignment, sizing, spacing, chipping and erosion 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 misshapen 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.