Veneers are a popular and effective treatment for tooth discoloration, damage to the teeth, and cracks or gaps in the smile. This cosmetic dental treatment offers several benefits.
Veneers are small, thin shells that are custom-made to fit the front of the teeth. They are bonded to the surface of the teeth and result in an immediate smile transformation. Besides altering the appearance of the shape or size of the teeth, veneers can hide discoloration or a tooth crack.
They are made based on an impression taken of your teeth, which ensures that the contours of the porcelain shell will fit closely. Additionally, the color of the porcelain can be matched to the natural teeth, so the veneers are inconspicuous. Porcelain veneers also feel natural in a patient’s mouth, allowing them to eat, drink, and talk comfortably.
Veneers are very versatile in their uses. They can help fix misshapen teeth, fill in gaps between teeth, provide a solution for missing teeth, or cover up stained or discolored teeth.
With proper care, veneers can last for more than ten years. In addition to improving the look of a smile, they are stain-resistant, so you can enjoy a bright, white smile. They also resist decay. Though they are resilient, however, they will still require careful maintenance, so it’s recommended to avoid drinking too much coffee and biting hard food, as it could damage the veneers.
Veneers require the same type of cleaning and maintenance that natural teeth do, including brushing twice a day and flossing daily to remove plaque and reduce tartar buildup. Regular checkups will also be important not only to have the teeth cleaned professionally, but to allow your dentist to check on the veneers.
Compared to other types of dental restorations, such as crowns, the procedure for porcelain veneers is much less invasive, with only a very small portion of the tooth surface needing removal. Additionally, the procedure may not require anesthesia.
If you wish to make cosmetic improvements to your smile, make an appointment at Dentistry of the Oaks today to discuss dental veneers as a solution.