There is much to be said about a toothy smile, and flashing one with a beautiful set of pearly whites can turn heads. This is why the transformation that veneers provide has been well received by a lot of patients. It is a quick and easy way to achieve a perfect smile.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are very thin, custom-made shells of ceramic (porcelain) or composite resin that are designed to cover the front portion of the teeth. These are placed to mask stained, chipped, crooked or decayed teeth. It can also hide gaps between your teeth when braces are not suitable.
Veneers are custom-made, which means that a precise shade of porcelain can be chosen. They also look natural because they are ultra thin and are helped into place by a special and strong adhesive. Veneers typically last for 7-15 years before they need to be replaced.
Types of Veneers
There are several types of veneers to choose from which includes the following:
These are the most expensive type, but these also provide the best aesthetic outcome. They are customized to fit the shade and size of your natural teeth.
This type of veneer is made from the same material used in cavity fillings. They are typically used to correct minor chips in the teeth or gaps in between. It is less expensive than porcelain, but it is not quite as durable.
These are pre-made and far less expensive than the other two. It can also be applied during the same appointment as a consultation for a missing or broken tooth. The drawback with this type of veneer is that it may not be matched exactly to your natural teeth.
This is the newest addition to the family and it is a hybrid between porcelain and instant veneers. They are still customized to match your teeth and can be removed when needed. It is not as expensive, but it is not a long-term solution for missing or broken teeth.
How Are Veneers Done?
The tooth is first prepared for the veneer. An impression is taken or sent for fabrication. The veneer is then stuck onto the tooth.
How Are Veneers Maintained?
There will be a period of adjustment for about a week or two as you adjust to your new set of pearly whites. You must ensure that you brush and floss daily. After a week or two, you are required to come back for a follow-up appointment.
The Difference Between Crowns and Veneers
A crown encases the entire tooth, while veneers only cover a tooth’s front surface.
Do you have to always settle for a grin because of chipped or stained teeth? Try the transformation provided by veneers so you can flash that smile with confidence! Make the first step and book an appointment with our licensed dentists at any Dental Focus clinic. Contact us now for your appointment.