Dentistry has evolved and so has the branch of dentistry namely cosmetic dentistry. It offers several options for improving your smile and dental flaws. One such cosmetic dentistry procedure is porcelain dental veneers.
The veneers are thin shells made of porcelain which are placed over your natural tooth. A little amount of your enamel is removed from the teeth so that the veneers can fit with precision on your teeth. Let’s explore some benefits of veneers:
The porcelain veneers can fix minor cosmetic issues in your smile that are visible when you smile. You will have to first visit the dentist for a consultation where he will let you know if you are the right candidate for veneers or not. The dentist may find veneers ideal for closing the gap between your teeth, but if those teeth are not strong enough, the dentist may recommend a crown for restoring the tooth and achieving its natural strength and appearance.
Enamel can’t be re-grown; once you remove it, it is gone forever. With porcelain veneers, you don’t need to remove a significant amount of enamel. Only a small amount is required for making space for the veneers. You may not even need Anesthesia when your dentist removes the enamel. The veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth but the crown is placed over the entire tooth, thus more of the enamel needs to be removed.
Chipped, crooked, or discolored teeth can make you conscious about your teeth and you may avoid smiling while interacting with people or posing for the camera. A flawed smile can impact your appearance and it can affect your self-esteem and mental health negatively. A beautiful smile offers you the confidence to face the world and strike an everlasting impression.
Though several teeth whitening treatments can help in getting rid of the discolored and stained teeth, some stains can be stubborn. For people whom teeth whitening doesn’t work, veneers can be a great option for whitening. If you take good care of them, they can last for almost 10 years.
The dental veneers are easy to maintain. They are stain-resistant but you need to brush and floss just like you did with your natural teeth. Regular dental checkups along with dental care routine can help in maintaining them easily for years.