Do you dream of having a beautiful, brilliant smile? Veneers could help you achieve that smile you deserve. And while most people get veneers to change the look of their smile, there are other benefits to consider on top of their cosmetic improvements.
Veneers are Easy to Take Care of
Although they will discolor and stain like regular tooth enamel, they are far less susceptible to staining than your natural teeth. Regular tooth maintenance and hygiene are all that is needed to care for veneers.
Veneers Help Reinforce Your Tooth Structure
Veneers are actually tooth-shaped caps that are affixed to the front of the tooth after some slight enamel removal. They can be affixed so that your teeth appear straight, and they are a perfect solution for minor tooth issues like a small gap between teeth. They make all this possible without any major work or anesthesia. Veneers are durable and look and feel just like your natural teeth, so they will not affect your bite or other tooth function.
Veneers Can Prevent Tooth Wear
Your teeth suffer wear and tear through the years, and veneers can stop tooth wear by covering the biting surfaces of your front teeth where wear and erosion happens. Veneers are extremely strong, so even under normal use, your veneers will suffer less damage than natural tooth material. On top of this, they are an ideal fix for stained and discolored teeth. With veneers, you can be confident that your beautiful smile will last for years to come.
Who Would Veneers Most Benefit?
If you have generally healthy teeth but you would like some cosmetic fixes to make your smile more attractive, veneers could be a perfect solution. They are ideal for teeth that have minor cracks or chips that need to be covered, staining you would like to hide, making slightly crooked teeth look straight, and covering in small gaps between teeth. In addition, veneers offer fixes to these problems with a minimally invasive procedure that requires no anesthetic.
Getting Veneers is a Quick and Easy Process
Your dentist will first perform an exam on your teeth, ensuring they are healthy without any major problems. You will then discuss with your dentist your expectations of veneers and what you would like veneers to do for you. Your dentist will take a cast of your teeth and schedule a follow-up appointment. At this next appointment, your dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a fine layer of enamel from your teeth and do any necessary shaping. A thin layer of dental cement will be applied to your teeth, then your dentist will affix your veneers. Some adjustments may be needed, and your dentist will make those before your appointment is over.
Veneers Might Not Be for Everyone
There are some disadvantages of veneers of which to be aware of before making a final decision, though. For example, because a small layer of enamel is removed from your teeth, you might experience some tooth sensitivity after your procedure which may be temporary, but it could be permanent. Also, because enamel is removed from your teeth, veneers are considered a permanent procedure and cannot be removed. If your veneers suffer any damage in the future, such as cracks, they must be replaced – they generally cannot just be repaired. And veneers can be expensive and may not be covered by your dental insurance, so they are definitely an investment.
Despite these potential down-sides, veneers can offer a convenient and non-invasive way to improve your smile in all kinds of ways. If they sound like something you’d be interested in, consult with your dentist to see if veneers are the best option for you.