For many people dental veneers provide an effective way to alter the appearance and function of their smile. Are dental veneers right for you? Our Prince Albert dentists list five reasons you may want to consider this option.
What Are Veneers?
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made porcelain made to fit the shape of your tooth. They are bonded to the fronts of your teeth to change the appearance of your smile.
Your dentist will begin by taking an impression of your teeth, which will be used to create your custom veneers. 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.
Why Should I Consider Getting Dental Veneers?
1. Dental veneers can help to restore your smile – and protect your teeth.
Dental veneers can be an effective way to restore the appearance and function of your smile. This common cosmetic dental procedure can also help to protect the surface of your teeth from discolouration or damage, and mask stains that cannot be removed with teeth whitening.
2. Veneers can help resolve several dental issues.
Dental veneers can be used to change the look of your smile by masking stains and helping to improve the 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 typically last longer than composite resin bonding. On average, they are expected to last about 15 years. However, depending on a few key factors such as how well they are cared for, they may last 20 years or more.
To help ensure that your veneers last as long as possible, you’ll need to maintain a rigorous oral hygiene routine at home, including 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 ultra thin and don’t require as much reshaping of your teeth. Making them a less invasive alternative to dental crowns.
5. You can have veneers on a single tooth or several teeth.
You can choose to have veneers on only one tooth or on multiple teeth at a time. If you have an individual tooth that has become discoloured or misshapen due to injury, one veneer may be all you need to restore the appearance of your smile. 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.