Are you considering dental restorations to help you change the appearance and improve the function of your existing teeth? Dental veneers may be the right choice for you. Here, our North Sydney dental team lists 5 reasons why veneers may be a good option for you.
What are veneers?
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made porcelain made to fit the shape of your tooth. They are bonded to the fronts of your teeth with the intention of changing the appearance of your smile.
Your dentist will start by taking an impression of your teeth and then use this to create your custom veneers. The veneers will then bond to your natural teeth. Dental veneers imitate the natural translucency of tooth enamel, so they both look and feel like natural teeth.
Why should I consider getting dental veneers?
1. Dental veneers can help to restore your smile – and protect your teeth.
Dental veneers can help to restore the function and appearance of your smile. They are also capable of protecting the surface of your teeth for damage or discolouration as well as mask stains that teeth whitening can't address.
2. Veneers can help resolve a number of dental issues.
Veneers can be used to alter the look of your smile by helping to improve the colour and shape of your existing teeth. They can be used to repair the sizing, spacing, erosion, chipping or alignment issues affecting your smile.
3. If cared for properly, dental veneers can last many years.
Porcelain veneers generally last longer than composite resin. On average, they last about 15 years. However, depending on a few key factors such as how well they are cared for, they can last 20 years or more.
To ensure your veneers last as long as possible, you’ll need to maintain a rigorous oral hygiene routine at home, brushing at least twice a day for two minutes each time and flossing once daily.
4. Dental veneers are less intrusive than other restoration options.
Dental veneers are a less-invasive treatment option than dental crowns. They also don't require as much reshaping of your teeth before their bonding procedure.
5. You can have veneers on several teeth.
You can choose to have veneers on only one tooth, or many at a time. If you have a tooth that has become discoloured or misshapen due to injury, you may only require one veneer. Some patients who want to change the way all of their teeth look may choose to have more done.
Bonus: Veneers are a cost-effective option.
Part of the reason that dental veneers are common is that they are quite cost-effective. Depending on your dental issues and what kind of veneers you select, the cost of your veneers may make sore sense for your long-term health than other restorations.
While dental veneers are a great option for some looking to improve the appearance of their smile, they may not be right for everyone. The only way to know if dental veneers will work for you is to see your dentist for a consultation.