Dental Veneers and their Benefits

Dental Veneers and their Benefits

Dec 01, 2020

The main purpose of dental veneers is to cover your teeth and to even out their appearance. Veneers use porcelain to hide cosmetic flaws, level out uneven spaces, and also filling gaps between teeth.

Types of Veneers

When you visit the Pleasure Dental office, you will get service via various types of veneers. They include porcelain veneers and veneers made from composite materials, also called resin veneers. Porcelain veneers are better at resisting stains compared to resin veneers.

Porcelain is also better at mimicking the natural color of teeth through its light-reflecting properties. Before treatment, you will have to discuss with your dentist the type of veneers best for you.

What Problems Do Dental Veneers Treat?

Veneers are regularly used to fix:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Worn-down teeth
  • Chopped or broken teeth
  • Uneven, misaligned, and irregularly fixed teeth
  • Large gaps found between teeth

The process of applying dental veneers required that you make at least three trips to the dentist. One for consultation and diagnosis, and the other two to create and apply veneers. You can have one or more teeth undergo the veneer process simultaneously.

Benefits of Veneers

Dental veneers as a form of cosmetic dentistry have the following benefits to the patient:

  • They have many uses

Veneers are known to improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth affected by various issues. Regardless of whether you suffer severely discolored teeth, crooked teeth, large gaps between teeth, or crooked teeth, veneers can provide a solution to correct each of these flaws.

  • Veneers look natural

When you undergo the veneering process, others won’t be able to tell whether or not you have them. Porcelain veneers, especially, assume a natural tooth look that blends in with other teeth.

At our dental office, the dentist first makes an impression of your teeth so that veneers look as much alike with your teeth as possible. You get a uniform appearance of teeth that greatly improves your smile.

  • They require a minimally invasive procedure

Like other cosmetic dentistry procedures, to get veneers your dentist has to first trim off some of your tooth enamel. It’s necessary so that your veneers have a comfortable fit to avoid having your teeth looking so bulky.

However, compared to other dental treatments like crowns, only a minimal amount of your tooth enamel will be removed for a perfect fit. It means you still have plenty of enamel left on your teeth to evade bacteria damage which leads to decay.

  • Veneers are durable

If well maintained, veneers can last for 10 – 15 years. If you observe proper dental hygiene, it’s unlikely that your dental veneers will chip, break, or wear down.

Porcelain is non-porous, unlike porous tooth enamel. So, veneers resist staining and decay better than natural teeth. You, therefore, don’t have to worry about replacing them due to discoloration. To ensure your veneers even last longer, have routine dental visits for exams and dental cleanings.

  • Veneers don’t need special maintenance

There is no special care required to care for your dental veneers. Veneer maintenance is just like for your normal teeth. Brushing your teeth, regular flossing, going for routine cleanings is just enough to keep them healthy and strong. Your teeth will always have the natural white shine if you maintain this routine.

  • Veneers offer a permanent whitening option

Many of our patients keep coming back to have their teeth whitened. Others however get dental veneers instead, which is better in many ways.

Veneers are great at resisting the staining effects of alcohol, coffee, and smoking cigarettes. They are highly stain-resistant dental prostheses compared to natural teeth, so there won’t be a need for regularly whitening/bleaching them like with natural teeth. For this reason, veneers are a great choice for patients seeking a more permanent tooth whitening option.

  • They are sure enamel treatment option

Though your tooth enamel is quite strong, it’s subject to wear away when exposed to highly acidic foods and drinks for a long period. The worse thing is that if the enamel wears down, it never comes back.

Veneers are a sure aesthetically pleasant way to treat a worn-out tooth enamel.

  • Veneers are a valuable investment

Most of our dental veneer patients view this form of treatment as a dental investment. Veneers help patients accomplish vital dental goals like teeth whitening, orthodontic camouflage, and tooth enamel replacement.

Although it’s a fairly more expensive treatment option compared to other cosmetic treatments, it’s quite a worthwhile investment.

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