What Benefits Do Dental Veneers Offer?
Dental veneers, also called porcelain veneers, refer to wafer-thin shells, custom made to fit your teeth and are made to cover the front surface of teeth. Their main purpose is to improve dental appearance. By bonding with the front teeth, they change the colour, shape, size or length of those teeth.
What Problems Do Dental Veneers Treat?
Dental Veneers at are routinely used to fix:
- Discoloured teeth caused by Root canal treatment, excessive fluoride, large resin fillings, certain medications and other causes
- Worn-down teeth
- Chipped and broken-down teeth
- Misaligned, uneven, irregularly shaped teeth and teeth with bulges and craters on them
- Gapped teeth
Advantage of Veneers
There are several benefits that dental veneers present over other dental restoration options. The American Dental Association recommends veneers for the following reasons:
- They are an easy treatment option
Veneers are just a custom-made shell that’s fitted in the front side of teeth to make your smile look more beautiful and more relaxed. They are also made to be tooth coloured and reflect light just as the natural teeth would. As a tooth restoration option, they even are staining resistant, so are a perfect option for people looking for an ideal appearance.
- They offer the appearance of natural teeth
The process of getting porcelain veneers may involve several appointments, but you can be sure that results are natural. This is because the veneers you are fitted with are made using your own tooth impression. After the impression is taken, the veneers are then manufactured in the dental lab, where they are made to match your natural teeth’ colour and shape.
- Veneer application is a minimally invasive procedure
Compared to other dental restoration options offered at Glenn C. DelaRoca DDS, the veneer process is less invasive. Only about half a millimetre will be removed from your teeth’ front surface before they are placed, which is way less than how much the tooth is scrapped when getting a dental crown.
After shaving down the tooth surface, the dental veneer overlay is then placed and later cemented with dental cement. The veneer’s colour and shape may be adjusted slightly while being set, for the most natural look and texture. Very little or no anaesthesia is needed during this process, and results are visible immediately the overlay is placed.
- Veneers quickly fix several cosmetic problems
Dental Veneers are a life-changing treatment for people who are uncomfortable with the way their teeth look. Teeth veneers can quickly fix any of the cosmetic issues below:
- Chipped teeth
- Missing teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Stained teeth or discoloured teeth
Braces and other orthodontic therapies are a sure way of treating gaps between teeth. However, dental veneers are a preference for many people who don’t want to endure the pain and inconvenience braces come with. Rather than moving the teeth, veneers act as camouflage to the various cosmetic issues you may have.
- Veneers are long-lasting
Specialists will tell you that dental veneers are permanent and will also resist staining and tooth decay better than natural teeth. There is not much of a dispute here because a dental veneer can last for 10 – 15 years if well maintained. Maintenance is easy too, as they are non-porous, so they don’t stain or get cavities, as is with natural teeth (which are porous).
- Veneer maintenance is easy
After getting your dental veneers at our office, there is not much needed for you to care for them. Since they are just like your natural teeth, you only need to follow routine dental hygiene. By brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once daily, your veneers are good to go.
You can also schedule regular checkups with us to maintain the white shine of your veneers at all times.
- Veneers can act as a tooth whitening option
Many people return to us for subsequent teeth whitening. Other patients, though, get veneers instead of going for tooth whitening options. Dental Veneers are a better option than tooth whitening options because they are resistant to staining caused by habits like cigarette smoking and drinking caffeinated beverages.
- Porcelain veneers are a suitable treatment for enamel loss.
The enamel is like the strongest tissue in the body, but can still wear down if it’s exposed to highly acidic foods or from some reflux disease. What’s worse is that if the tooth enamel gets eroded, it never comes back. Dental Veneers are a durable treatment to replace a worn down tooth enamel aesthetically.
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