If you are looking for a dental restoration to improve the function and appearance of your smile and teeth, dental veneers could be an option for you. Today, our Barrie dentists share some reasons to consider dental veneers.
What are Dental 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 with the goal of changing the way your smile looks.
Your dentist will start the process by taking an impression of your teeth, which will be used to craft your custom veneers. The veneers will then be bonded to your natural teeth. Dental veneers imitate your tooth enamel’s natural translucency, so they have a similar feel and appearance to your natural teeth.
Reasons to Consider Dental Veneers
1. Dental veneers can help protect your teeth and restore your smile.
Dental veneers are able to help restore the way your smile looks and functions. 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 can help correct various dental problems.
Dental veneers could be used to change the appearance of your smile by helping to improve the colour and shape of your natural teeth. They can be used to repair spacing, sizing, alignment, erosion and chipping issues.
3. If you take care of them properly, dental veneers could last years.
Usually, porcelain veneers have a longer lifespan 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 your veneers last as long as possible, you’ll have 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 aren't as intrusive as 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. Veneers can be used on several teeth.
You can decide to have veneers on just one tooth or multiple at a time. If you have a discoloured or misshapen tooth as the result of an injury, you might only need one veneer. 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 treatment.
Dental veneers are a common dental restoration partly because of their cost-effectiveness. Depending on your dental problem and the type of veneers you choose, the cost of veneers might make more economical sense for you long-term than other dental restoration methods.
While dental veneers could be a great option for those who want to improve the appearance of their smile, they might 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.