Many of us have heard about dental veneers and have some questions about exactly what they are and what they can do for us. First of all, veneers are a cosmetic procedure that can improve the overall appearance of our teeth and help us want to smile more often because we no longer worry about negative reactions to the appearance of our teeth. Veneers can improve our overall appearance and numerous well-known people have them. Prior to making a decision to pursue getting veneers, you should do your research about the process.
WHY MIGHT YOU CHOOSE TO GET VENEERS?
Many people are not happy with their teeth and are looking for possible ways to improve their dental appearance. When you explore veneers, you will learn that they will cover chips, cracks and stains on your teeth, they can also help short teeth look longer and, although braces are best for straightening, veneers can sometimes help with this.
Veneers are a cosmetic way of improving appearance, having a more acceptable smile and might even make you look a little younger. Porcelain is most frequently used as the material for veneers because of the close resemblance to tooth enamel. There are other materials that can be used, but they are not always as durable and can stain easily. There is no anesthesia used for the procedure and no pain involved which is a real plus.
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT THE VENEER PROCESS?
There are several steps involved in the process of getting dental veneers. You will have a consultation with your dentist, discuss the pros and cons of them for your situation and discuss the cost. When the decision is made to proceed, the dentist will make some impressions of your teeth, have you choose the shade of the color you want which can be an almost exact match to your own enamel. This information will go to a lab which will make the veneers. Prior to bonding the veneers to your teeth, the dentist will scrape some of the enamel, and make another dental impression to make sure that the veneers are appropriate for the bonding process.
HOW LONG WILL VENEERS WORK?
When you have veneers, keep in mind that you still have to continue with recommended dental hygiene procedures just as you would with any teeth. It is possible for the veneers to last from 12 to 15 (according to The American Dental Association) years if proper care is used and the veneers are made from a durable material. When you are considering veneers, make sure that you have a licensed, experienced cosmetic dentist to partner with you.