Being in the age of selfies can make people feel like they need to look their best at all times. And one of the easiest ways to achieve the perfect selfie is with a beautiful smile. Of course, brushing, flossing, and teeth whitening can help your smile. However, there are other options.
So if you’re wanting to get a better smile then talk to a dentist. Dental veneers might be a suggestion for you.
What are Dental Veneers?
They are a covering, either made of porcelain or composite resin, that is bonded on top of your tooth. Veneers were designed to correct imperfections people might be very unhappy with, like staining or chipping. So they give the appearance of perfect, straight white teeth.
One thing to keep in mind with veneers, though, is that it is a permanent alteration. Please do the research beforehand, again talk to your dentist, and really consider them so that you are making the right choice for yourself.
If you are someone who has teeth that are chipped, stained, and can’t be whitened, or misaligned then dental veneers can correct these issues. In the course of a few visits (number of visits depends on the type of veneer), your dentist will provide consultation, fit the veneers for your teeth, and apply them.
The dentist will also have to remove a certain amount of enamel, which is why it is permanent. Once the veneers have been properly shaped, then they will be bonded onto your tooth with dental cement.
Porcelain Vs. Composite Resin
There are some differences between the two types of veneers to consider. With composite resin, it usually takes fewer visits to have them put on. They are made with a material that is applied to your teeth and they usually cost less than porcelain veneers. They are also typically easier to repair if there is any chipping.
With porcelain veneers, the dentist will need to make an impression of your teeth. The impression will be sent somewhere else for the veneers to be made, which is why it can take longer to get them. However, you might get temporary ones in the meantime. But porcelain is generally stronger than composite resin and can have a little more of a natural appearance.
What Veneers Can Do For You
Every patient is different, so whether veneers are for you or not depends on how you feel about your current smile and oral situation. Also, talk with your dentist about your concerns. Make sure you’re aware of how much money veneers can cost you. Know that veneers are a bit of a commitment and definitely require upkeep. As is the case before any cosmetic treatment, talk things over with your dentist during a consultation. Map out the pros and cons so you understand what you’re getting into and what to expect post-treatment.
If you have any questions about veneers or any dental procedure in general, contact North View Dental and they will be more than happy to help you. Please never feel judged and don’t hesitate!