Do you want to improve the appearance and function of your existing teeth with dental restorations? Dental veneers could be a good option for you. Our Calgary dentists provide five reasons why you should consider this option.
What are veneers?
Dental veneers are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain that are custom-made to fit the shape of your tooth. They are bonded to the fronts of your teeth in order to alter 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?
Here is a list of the five most common reasons to get dental veneers.
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 that your veneers last as long as possible, you should practice good oral hygiene at home, brushing twice a day for two minutes each time and flossing once a day.
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 have the option of having veneers placed on just one tooth or many. If you have a tooth that has become discoloured or misshapen as a result of trauma, 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 issue and the type of veneers you choose, 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 people who want to improve the appearance of their smile, they are not for everyone. The only way to find out if dental veneers are right for you is to schedule a consultation with your dentist.