If you are unhappy with the look of your smile, you might be trying to figure out what the best cosmetic treatment option might be. Our Langley Straight Smile dentists are here to discuss veneers and how they might help you.
What Are Dental Veneers?
A dental veneer is simply a thin piece of porcelain that is custom-made for your teeth and may be able to give the appearance of a straighter, more even smile.
Your dentist will begin by taking an impression of your teeth, which will be used to make your veneers. Next, your dentist will bond your newly made veneers to the front of your natural teeth. Dental veneers imitate your tooth enamel’s natural translucency, so they look and feel like natural teeth.
Why You Might Consider Dental Veneers
Not every patient can be a candidate for dental veneers, but if your dentist deems it to be a valuable treatment, here are some reasons that you might want to consider this cosmetic option.
1. Dental veneers can help restore the look of your smile.
Dental veneers can often be used to help restore the appearance and function of your teeth. They can also protect the surface of your teeth from discolouration or damage, and hide stains that cannot be removed with any kind of teeth-whitening solution.
2. Veneers can often be used to resolve dental issues.
Dental veneers can be used to alter the look of your smile by changing the colour and shape of your teeth. They can be used to repair spacing, sizing, alignment, erosion and chipping issues.
3. When cared for correctly, dental veneers can last a long time.
Porcelain veneers tend to last longer than composite resin. On average, veneers can last 15 years. However, with proper care, 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 can be less invasive than other options.
This treatment option tends to be less invasive to dental crowns. This option also minimizes the amount of tooth shaving or reshaping that is required on your existing teeth.
5. You can have veneers on many different 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.
6. Veneers are a relatively cost-effective option.
Dental veneers are a cost-effective option making them relatively common. Depending on your dental issue and which type of veneers you choose, the cost of veneers may make more economic sense for you long-term than other dental restoration options.
While dental veneers are a great option for some looking to change 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.