If you want to change your appearance, then consider dental veneers. They are a great option if you have a gap between your teeth, chipped teeth or if you have misshaped teeth. Veneers are covers that are thin and they adhere to the teeth. There are different types of dental veneers and if you want to find out which one is the best for you, then you should speak with your dentist.
Dental veneers offer you a great way to improve your smile. These thin coverings go over the front of your tooth or teeth. Once they are set in place, they will blend in with your other teeth. Veneers are used to correct various issues such as chipped teeth, crooked teeth, teeth that can’t be whitened with bleaching and uneven spaces or gaps between teeth.
Either porcelain or composite resin material is used to make veneers. Your dentist can talk to you and help you decide which one you should get. Both types have their own set of benefits.
Benefits Of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are very thin and they are custom-made. One of the best things about them is the strength of them and they will last a long time. They look natural and they don’t stain that easily. Another benefit is the dentist won’t need to remove a lot of tooth enamel.
Getting Porcelain Veneers
The dentist will remove a little bit of enamel from the sides of your teeth and the front of the teeth. This will make room for the porcelain veneers. Plus, this is what will help make your teeth look more natural.
Next, an impression of your teeth will be taken and then the shade of the veneer will be decided on. Once the shade has been chosen, the impress will be sent to a lab, which is where the veneers will be made. This part of the process can take a few days, but temporary veneers may be given to you.
When you go to the dentist for the next visit, you will be fitted with your veneers. The dentist will make any adjustments if needed and then your teeth will be cleaned. After that, the dentist will bond the veneers to your tooth or teeth. It is important to note that additional changes may be required, but they will usually take place at a later appointment.
Composite Resin Veneers
These types of veneers are made with filling that is the same color as the tooth, and when compared to crowns or porcelain veneers, not as much tooth enamel has to be removed. Fewer visits to the dental office is another benefit and they don’t cost as much as porcelain veneers. If they are damaged, then they can be fixed, but they are not as strong as porcelain.
Getting Composite Resin Veneers
The teeth are either reshaped or prepared. After that, the composite material will be bonded and sculpted with a color that best suits you and then the composite will be hardened. The dentist will then bond it to your teeth and then they will smooth the veneers out and polish them, which will result in natural looking teeth.
Before Getting Veneers
Your dentist will make sure your gums and teeth are healthy because this is important. If any disease or decay is detected, the dentist will treat it before they give you veneers. Also, if you clench or grind your teeth often, then reconsider getting veneers because if you do that, then they may break or become chopped. Your dentist may recommend wearing a guard while you sleep because this can protect your teeth while you’re sleeping.
It’s important to note that a little bit of tooth enamel is removed, and the process cannot be reversed once the dentist has removed it. Veneers may also come loose as time goes on and you’ll have to get new ones. As for how to care for your veneers, your dentist will tell you how to do it and you will want to visit your dentist on a regular basis.
After Getting Your Veneers
Pressure can cause your veneers to break or chip, so avoid doing things such as chewing on hard objects or chewing your fingernails. Also, it will take a couple of days to get used to how your veneers feel, but if you don’t think your bite feels right, then go back to your dentist. They will get to the bottom of the problem.
Make sure you brush and floss regularly. Cavities can still form around the veneers and under them. There are dental products that meet ADA standards, so look for these products and use them as directed.