Are you considering dental restorations to help improve the appearance and function of your existing teeth? Dental veneers may be the right choice for you. Our Coquitlam dentists list five reasons you may want to consider this option.
What are 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 intention of changing the appearance of your smile.
To begin, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth, which will be used to create your custom veneers. After that, the veneers will be bonded to your natural teeth. Dental veneers mimic the natural translucency of your tooth enamel, giving them the appearance and feel of natural teeth.
Why should I consider getting dental veneers?
You should consider dental veneers for the following reasons.
1. Dental veneers can help to restore your smile – and protect your teeth.
Dental veneers can improve the appearance and functionality of your smile. They can also protect the surface of your teeth from discoloration or damage, as well as mask stains that teeth whitening cannot remove.
2. Veneers can help resolve a number of dental issues.
Dental veneers can be used to improve the colour and shape of your existing teeth, changing the appearance of your smile. They can be used to repair issues with spacing, sizing, alignment, erosion, and chipping.
3. If cared for properly, dental veneers can last many years.
Porcelain veneers typically outlast composite resin veneers. They typically last about 15 years. They can, however, last 20 years or more depending on a few key factors such as how well they are cared for.
To ensure your veneers last as long as possible, you’ll need 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 are less intrusive than 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. You can have veneers on several teeth.
You can have veneers placed on just one tooth or many. If you have a discoloured or misshapen tooth as a result of an injury, you may only need one veneer. Some patients who want to change the appearance of all of their teeth may choose to have more work done.
Bonus: Veneers are a cost-effective option.
Dental veneers are a popular dental restoration, in part due to their low cost. Depending on your dental problem and the type of veneers you select, the cost of veneers may make more sense for you in the long run than other dental restoration options.
While dental veneers are a great option for some looking to improve the appearance of their smile, they may 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.