Do you feel confident in the appearance of your smile? When asked this question, many people state that their teeth are one of the aspects of their appearance that they would like to change. Fortunately, there are many cosmetic dentistry solutions that can enable you to do just that. One of the most popular ways to transform the way that your teeth look is through using dental veneers.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, shell-like covers that are positioned over the enamel on the outside of your teeth. This procedure works by covering imperfections and can make your entire smile appear more uniform. It is possible to have a single veneer to cover just one damaged or discolored tooth, but some patients who are looking for a complete smile transformation will opt for an entire set. Either way, each individual veneer is custom designed specifically for each tooth so that it fits perfectly over the top without looking unnatural.
Dental veneers are applied individually, but before this can happen, the underlying teeth need to be prepped. This involves filing down a small amount of natural enamel on each tooth that is to receive a veneer so that the shell sits flush and doesn’t look odd or unnatural. Once your unique veneers have been created, the fit of each is checked against the tooth that it will be applied to. It is then secured in place using a special adhesive. The entire process can be carried out using local anesthetic and doesn’t require any downtime for recovery.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
What makes dental veneers such a popular choice among patients? Here’s what you need to know about the benefits associated with this cosmetic dentistry treatment.
More attractive smile
Everyone wants to enjoy white, bright and attractive teeth. Unfortunately, it is very normal for our smile to become blighted by stains, discoloration, and other problems as we get older. Veneers are just one of the ways in which we can cover such imperfections, enabling patients to choose a smile color that looks entirely natural.
Whilst we are on the subject of whiter teeth, you will be pleased to know that dental veneers are highly stain resistant, helping you to keep your smile looking fantastic for much longer.
Protects your natural teeth
Our teeth may be fairly resilient, but they certainly aren’t infallible. Placing a dental veneer over your existing enamel can help build strength and protect your natural teeth.
Since veneers are minimally invasive, there is no downtime required following your procedure. There should be no post-procedure discomfort, and although you will be given special advice about caring for your new smile, you will be able to go back to your usual activities immediately after your veneers have been fitted.
Confidence in your smile
Easily the benefit that is most important to the majority of patients is increased self-confidence. You want and deserve to feel happy and attractive, and by transforming your teeth with dental veneers, you can rediscover your confidence in your smile.
Durable and long-lasting
Despite their fragile appearance, dental veneers are stronger and tougher than you might expect. Prior research has shown that veneers can last much longer than many other cosmetic dentistry solutions, and in some cases, last an upwards of 15 or more years.
If you are considering dental veneers, our expert team near you would be happy to discuss them with you in greater detail. Please call our offices today for more information or to schedule a consultation.