Dental veneers are a covering that is placed over the natural teeth. Veneers, which are made of porcelain, from resin composite materials or a combination of both, provide excellent benefits to those choosing this option for their dental health care.
There are various reasons, including these top ten reasons people choose veneers.
- Throughout a person’s life, their teeth can become faded and stained from different foods and beverages, some of which stain heavily. For example, coffee can cause your teeth to lose their white appearance. Also, those that smoke have discoloring from the tobacco. Veneers restore your teeth to their beautiful white unstained smile. The porcelain is more resistant to stains than your own tooth’s enamel.
- Veneers change the appearance of gapped or irregularly spaced teeth. Sometimes adult teeth grow in crooked or with wide gaps between for instance, the front upper teeth. Veneers offer a solution to close these gaps without the lengthy process of using traditional braces.
- Veneers are easier to care for than caps. Since veneers only cover the front of the tooth they are easily cleaned and in less time that dental caps which have more surfaces for bacteria to hide in.
- Retain more of your natural teeth and tissue. Because veneers only cover the front the dentist will only have to remove a small area of your natural tooth as opposed to much of the tooth needing removed for caps. Additionally, there won’t be any changes to your gums.
- Veneers react to light the way that enamel does so therefore teeth look natural. Nobody will know you have them.
- It is a fast procedure. Placing veneers involves preparing the front of your natural teeth, then gluing the veneers onto the prepared surface. Normally this only takes about an hour in one visit. Some may take a little longer but still in most cases it only takes one visit to complete the process.
- Veneers are very durable and can last ten years or more with regular care of the teeth and gums such as brushing and flossing. You can eat any foods aside from extremely sticky or extremely hard, which can prematurely shorten the life of your veneers.
- Veneers can be combined with other procedures successfully. Sometimes a more involved procedure is needed by a tooth such as an implant or gum restructuring because of advanced gum disease. A veneer on the tooth gives a finishing touch to other procedures bringing your teeth back into a uniform smile.
- Sometimes teeth become chipped or cracked but not to an extent where they cause problems. Still, it can look very unsightly and distracting to the point of affecting your confidence. Veneers cover these small damaged areas making your teeth look as good as new.
- Finally, veneers can last up to more than 20 years!
Our smile is one of the first things people see when meeting us. Having a beautiful one helps us feel great and make a terrific first impression. The dental veneer procedure restores your smile to one you can be proud of.