Dental veneers are a popular treatment in cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are custom-made, thin shells of porcelain or plastic that cover the front surfaces of your teeth. You can use them to improve facial aesthetics and correct problems like a chipped tooth, gapped teeth, misaligned teeth, uneven gum lines, and worn tooth enamel.
Dental patients will often wonder whether they need veneers. Even if your teeth are healthy, you may still want to consider getting them for aesthetic purposes. Some people get them for cosmetic reasons, while others need them for non-cosmetic reasons.
No matter your reasons, veneers can be a great way to improve your smile and overall appearance. Call our office to consult with our dentists today to determine if your smile could benefit from dental veneer restoration.
Read on to learn eight reasons to consider veneers.
1. Veneers can give you a total smile makeover.
If you are unhappy with the color, shape, or length of your teeth, veneers may be an excellent cosmetic dentistry solution for you. Veneers are a fantastic choice for many patients. You can do a full mouth of veneers to improve your entire smile or just one or two veneers. It all depends on your needs and what you are hoping to achieve.
You can use them to correct several dental problems, including:
- Chipping or fracturing
- Severely discolored teeth
- Crooked or uneven teeth
- Gaps between teeth
2. When you get veneers, they look like your natural teeth.
One of the biggest advantages of veneers is that they look incredibly natural. Most people cannot tell the difference between veneers and their natural teeth. You can have your veneer color-matched to blend seamlessly with your teeth, so you have a natural appearance, and no one will be able to tell the difference.
3. Veneers will whiten and brighten your smile.
Dental veneers can easily give your smile a makeover by making them appear instantly whiter. Often, teeth whitening can help discolored teeth and the stains that have built up on your teeth. However, there are times when teeth whitening cannot remove stains, like when the stains are too deep or if you have severe tooth sensitivity.
This is when dental veneers will be your best option. They are resistant to staining, so they will always stay a nice pearly white. You will never have to worry about your teeth becoming dull or stained again.
4. They can restore and protect your teeth.
If you have recently cracked or broken your tooth, that tooth is at higher risk for tooth decay and other dental issues. When you place a veneer over a broken tooth, it will help protect it from periodontal disease that can cause further damage.
When you eat or chew on a fractured tooth, it can be at risk of cracking or breaking even more, to a point past repair. A veneer will mask the damage to the tooth so that you or anyone else will never know that it has happened. Sometimes a dental crown is recommended in these situations to pair with the veneer.
5. Porcelain veneers are long-lasting and durable.
Dental veneers are typically either done using porcelain or composite resin. Porcelain has become the best choice due to its durability and ability to last anywhere from 10-20 years. With proper care and maintenance, many patients have them last even longer. Once they are in place, you will have a beautiful smile that will last for many years to come. Typically patients only need repairs when they have been chipped or broken.
6. Veneers are easy to care for and maintain.
Veneers are easy to care for and maintain, and they can give your smile a beautiful boost. As long as you maintain good dental health, they should cause you no problems. The better care you take with your new veneers, the longer they should last you.
These are our recommendations for caring for your veneers and keeping them in top shape:
- Maintain good oral health and practice good hygiene to avoid gum disease.
- Brush your teeth twice daily with a soft toothbrush and gentle toothpaste.
- Avoid eating hard foods that could crack the thin enamel, like ice or hard candy.
- Schedule regular checkups with your dentist to maintain good oral hygiene.
- Avoid smoking to prevent discoloration and staining of the veneer.
7. They are a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure.
Dental veneers are placed by using an adhesive to the front of your teeth. To place them, a very small amount of dental enamel must be removed. This is needed to ensure the veneers fit perfectly and discreetly and do not look fake. Some veneers require no prep or very little prep to place the veneer. In the long run, veneers can help preserve your natural teeth’ overall structure and function.
8. It’s a procedure with a quick turnaround time.
Dental veneers can give you a new look in just a few short appointments. Most patients experience a speedy treatment time. Typically, veneer treatment can be completed in as little as two treatment sessions.
When you decide to get veneers, your first appointment is spent doing a consultation to discuss your smile goals and what exactly you should expect. It is also spent preparing your teeth to receive the veneers. We will remove a small amount of tooth surface and take impressions of your teeth to create the veneer shell. You will receive temporary veneers while you wait for the permanent ones to be made from the impressions.
You will come back for the second appointment in approximately two weeks to have the temporaries removed and the permanent veneers placed.
Contact Us For Your Dental Veneers Consultation
To determine if your smile could benefit from dental veneer restoration, call our office for a consultation with one of our dentists today. We can help you determine if veneers are the right choice for you and your unique needs.
Your oral health is important to us! Whether you are looking for dental veneers or just want to learn more about the process and our services, we invite you to contact our office today at (713)-941-8261.