Dental restorations are a common way to help improve the appearance and function of your existing teeth. Dental veneers may be the right choice for you. Our Taber dentists list five reasons you may want to consider this option.
What are Veneers?
Dental veneers are an extremely thin piece of porcelain customized for your teeth. They are bonded to the fronts of your teeth with the intention of altering the egenral appearance of your smile.
The first step to creating your custom veneers is for your dentist to take an impression of your teeth. The veneers will then be bonded to your natural teeth. Dental veneers imitate your tooth enamel’s natural translucency, so they look and feel like natural teeth.
What are some of the pros to having dental veneers?
1. Dental veneers not only restore your smile but can protect it as well.
Dental veneers can help restore the appearance and function of your smile. They can also protect the surface of your teeth from discolouration or damage, and mask stains that cannot be removed with teeth whitening.
2. Veneers are able to be used to treat 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 prooperly cared for your dental veneers are able to last a long time.
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 able to alter your smile without surgery.
Dental veneers are a less invasive alternative to dental crowns. They also don’t require as much reshaping of your teeth.
5. You are able to restore several teeth at once using dental veneers.
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 can be cost-effective compared to other treatment options.
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.