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Alternative Minor Orthodontics: What You Should Know About Veneers

When you look at celebrities, you probably can’t help but wonder how they managed to get their teeth to look so white. You think they often visit their dentist for a dental check-up and cleaning, or they get their teeth whitened. But did you know celebrities actually have veneers that boost their confidence when they smile? On that note, why are veneers all the rage these days?

In the next section, we'll learn more about the use of veneers. Here's what you should know:

Veneers

So what exactly are veneers? Simply put, veneers are thin coverings placed over the front or visible parts of the teeth. There are two main types of material used to make them: composite and dental porcelain. Porcelain veneers are said to be more stain-resistant and mimic natural teeth better than resin veneers.

Veneers are basically put on the surface of your teeth to alter their appearance and protect them from damage. In most cases, veneers are a permanent orthodontic solution. But they can also be removable or temporary.

Veneers are usually used for both aesthetic and functional reasons. They can correct a wide range of dental issues. We'll learn more about the reasons why some people use veneers in the following section.

Purpose of Veneers

As mentioned, veneers are used for various reasons. They can improve your teeth's appearance and your smile, protect them from damage, and correct any other issues, like discoloration. To be more specific, however, below are some of the issues veneers can correct:

  • Gaps in your teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Uneven or irregularly shaped teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Slight imperfections in your teeth

Removable and Permanent Veneers

For some, veneers are the perfect solution to the problems they have with their teeth. However, others see them as temporary, which is why they opt for the removable kind. Those people just aren’t quite ready to commit to using veneers.

In most cases, permanent veneers are the most common option for people seeking to correct their smile. These veneers look like natural teeth and are more conservative than crowns. They are very strong and are typically custom made for every person. On the other hand, removable veneers are bonded to your teeth, but they are meant to be a temporary fix. They are made from resin and are more limited in shapes and colors than the permanent veneers. That makes temporary veneers less expensive.

If you're not ready to commit to dental veneers, you may consider removable veneers. But if you’re open to making a commitment, then you may get permanent veneers that will surely make a big difference in the way you smile.

Final Words

At this point, you may be thinking about getting either permanent or temporary veneers. Aside from the aforementioned benefits, veneers can also serve as an alternative to minor orthodontia. They can cover missing teeth or fill gaps. They may not necessarily correct bite issues, but they can cover crooked, misaligned, or missing teeth.

So what are you waiting for? If you want to improve your smile, then consider taking advantage of dental veneers. If and when you do, you’ll be able to flaunt your pearly white teeth, and people will compliment you on having such a nice smile!

If you’re looking for a local dentist to help you with your dental health, get in touch with us today for a free consultation.

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