Are you considering dental restorations to change the appearance and restore the function of your existing teeth? Dental veneers may be a suitable treatment option for your smile. Here, our Slave Lake dentists list five reasons you may want to consider this option.
What are veneers?
Dental veneers are thin and custom-made porcelain restoration created to fit the shape of your teeth. They are bonded to the fronts of your teeth and are designed to later the appearance of your smile once they are placed in your mouth.
Your dentist will start by taking an impression of your teeth and then use that information to create veneers that are customized to your smile. These veneers will then be bonded to your natural teeth. Dental veneers imitate the natural translucency of tooth enamel, so they can look and feel quite similar to a natural tooth.
Why should I consider getting dental veneers?
1. Dental veneers can help to restore your smile – and protect your teeth.
Dental veneers can help to restore the function and appearance of your smile. They are also able to protect the surface of you teeth from discolouration and damage as well as mask stains that are resistant to removal through 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 help ensure that your dental veneers last as long as possible, you will need to maintain a rigorous oral hygiene routine at home by brushing at least twice each day for two minutes at a time and flossing at least once per day.
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 placed only on one tooth or on many teeth at one time. If you have a tooth that has become discoloured or misshapen because of injury, you may only need one veneer. Some patients who want to change the way their teeth look may choose to have more done at once.
Bonus: Veneers can be 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 can be an option for someone looking to change their smile's look, they may not work for everyone. The only way to know if dental veneers are right for you is to visit your dental for a consultation and ask them about it.