Dental Veneers – What are Their Benefits?
Dental veneers are made of porcelain to recreate the natural white look of your teeth. Apart from that, they also provide almost the same strength and resilience as your natural tooth’s enamel. They are often an ideal solution if you are looking to alter the position of your teeth or their shape, size and color.
Why Opt for Dental Veneers?
One of the main reasons cosmetic dentists recommend dental veneers to their patients is that this option is an excellent alternative to dental crowns. This is especially true if you need to change your tooth’s size, shape, and color. It is also the ideal choice if you want changes in your teeth done in a more conservative approach.
They can mask the undesirable effects of stains and damage as a result of injury or root-canal procedure. If you have discolored fillings in your front teeth, they are also an ideal choice. If you have gaps between your front teeth, you may consider this type of treatment. In terms of their longevity, they can last for many years when performed and taken care of properly.
How to Prepare for Dental Veneers?
If you are a good candidate for this type of procedure, then your cosmetic dentist will prepare your teeth for the veneers. They are lightly buffed. Our dentist will usually remove half a millimeter of your tooth. Do not worry. Buffing is not painful as your dentist will apply local anesthesia. Once your tooth is ready, your dentist will bond and sculpt the material onto your teeth. Composite resin veneers can be done in one appointment. However, ceramic dental veneers may take several days to complete.
When your dental veneers are completed and ready for placement, we will place them on your teeth. They will be fitted and checked for the right shade or color. Pay attention to the color. If you do not like it, the color can still be altered. However, when they are already cemented on your teeth, the color can no longer be altered. Cosmetic dentists used a special cement that is sandwiched between your tooth and the dental veneer. The cement is further hardened through a light beam.
Dental veneers replace your tooth enamel. This is the reason a small amount of your tooth must be removed so that the veneer will fit within your mouth and restore your natural tooth function.
A Good Choice
Dental veneers are a good choice for many situations, especially if your original teeth have developed poor shape, color, size, and contours. They are also great in resolving gaps between teeth, fractured teeth and chipped teeth. And if you do not respond well to teeth whitening, dental veneers may be suggested by your dentist.
If you do not want us to remove a small amount of your tooth enamel, the no-prep dental veneers may be performed. They are done quickly with little to no discomfort compared with traditional veneers. Then again, no-prep veneers are not for everyone. We will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for it. If you are not, we will make a sensible treatment plan. Do you want to enhance your smile? Talk to our office today about dental veneers.