Having a smile to be proud of is a key part of boosting self confidence and gives a good first impression which is important in how we communicate and socially interact. If you are looking to enhance the appearance of your smile, there are many cosmetic dentistry options available. One popular treatment is veneers, so let’s take a closer look at what veneers are and whether they are a suitable treatment for you.
Veneers are an effective way to give you a bright, straight smile. Typically made of thin porcelain or composite, veneers are thin coverings that are bonded to the front of your existing teeth, hiding any unsightly elements or cosmetic problems. They are an effective way to fix discoloration, gaps, and other issues that affect how you feel about your smile.
During treatment, your dentist will often remove a small amount of your teeth’s natural enamel, creating a surface to which the veneers are fixed.
Getting veneers is a fairly quick process. First, you will need a consultation with a dental practitioner, who will assess your teeth and understand your aesthetic goals.
To prepare your teeth for veneers, a light layer of enamel is removed from your regular teeth, in order to provide a bonding surface.
Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth to make sure each veneer fits perfectly. While your final veneers are being made, you may be supplied with a set of temporary ones. Once made, your final veneers are fixed to your teeth with a special adhesive, and adjusted for a perfect fit.
With regular care and maintenance, veneers provide long-lasting results for cosmetic dental issues. It is common for veneers to last ten years or more, so it is a great option for those looking for solutions that will stand the test of time.
To keep your veneers in good condition, it is essential to maintain an effective dental hygiene routine. This includes regular brushing with a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste, as abrasive types may cause damage to the surface of the veneers. Also, make sure to floss daily and use a recommended mouthwash.
Having veneers offers many benefits over other types of cosmetic dentistry. This includes:
- A quick and effective way to improve the appearance of teeth, covering issues such as discoloration, wonky teeth, or small gaps.
- Veneers look natural, as they are specially created to fit the existing shape of your teeth.
- The procedure for fitting veneers is minimally invasive, so there is no recovery time needed.
- Veneers are resistant to staining, meaning your smile will stay bright.
Veneers are a fantastic solution to many aesthetic dental problems and can give you a radiant smile to be proud of. If you are considering veneers, the first step is to book a consultation to make sure they are the best option for your specific needs. For help and advice on choosing the right type of treatment for you, our dental team in Chestermere is here to help. Feel free to contact us for more information.