If your teeth are damaged, discolored, or otherwise just don't look how you'd like, veneers can be an answer to all the above issues. Even better, the process of attaching veneers is relatively painless and quick requiring just one visit in many cases.
What Are Veneers?
Dental veneers are cemented in place over your teeth to cover the front of your natural teeth. The veneers procedure is simple and can be highly effective at improving the look of the teeth. Let’s have a look at some of the reasons people choose this procedure.
A Brighter Smile
If you have stained teeth, there is only so much that you can do with a whitening treatment. As we get older, our teeth naturally start to look more yellow, and normal wear and tear take a toll. You could have try whitening treatments, but it might damage your enamel.
To add insult to injury, it won’t stop further staining from taking place. You’ll need a few appointments and will also need to use a bleaching tray provided by the dentist at home. Teeth whitening takes time to work.
Veneers, on the other hand, are a one-and-done option. You’ll walk out with the teeth you’ve always dreamed of and a stain-resistant smile as well.
Minor Issues are Easy to Sort Out
Maybe your teeth are chipped, have gaps between them, or are crooked. A veneer could help to create a more cosmetically perfect smile.
Enamel is prone to damage over time. If your enamel is damaged, veneers provide a viable solution as they replace the enamel coat.
Common Problems with Veneers
It’s important to carefully weigh the pros and cons before choosing this option. While technically all veneers are removable veneers, to install them, the dentist may have to shave some of your tooth enamel. This changes the structure of your teeth permanently.
Let’s see what the potential issues might be.
On average, you’re looking at about $1,300 per veneer. That’s not cheap. Your insurance might also view this as a purely cosmetic procedure, and so refuse to pay. The cost of veneers for your whole mouth can add up quickly.
That said, it’s a fast and permanent option. Teeth whitening treatments are long-winded and can only lighten teeth a few shades. Veneers give you the look that you want in one easy step.
You might find that your teeth feel more sensitive after the procedure. Our advice is to ensure that you steer clear of very cold or very hot food and drinks until a week or so after having the veneers installed.
The pain does usually go away quite quickly. It should be remembered, though that the enamel would have had to be worn down a bit in order to adhere the veneers. It’s bound to be more sensitive than before.
It Can’t Be Undone
The dentist may need to remove the tooth’s outer layer of enamel. You will, therefore, require the protection of veneers for the rest of your life.
Wrapping It Up
Veneers may be pricey sometimes, but there is no quicker way to the perfect smile. They can be used to hide a multitude of issues. This makes them the ideal solution for a number of different cosmetic complaints. Your teeth will never look better.