If you hope to change the outward appearance of your teeth as well as their functionality then there are many options, including non-invasive veneers. Our Penticton dentists share the top reasons why porcelain veneers may be a good fit for you and why you should consider them.
What are porcelain veneers used for?
Dental veneers are very thin and used to fit the shape and appearance of your teeth for a seamless restoration. They are bonded to the fronts of your teeth with the intention of changing the appearance of your smile.
Your dentist will begin by taking an impression of your teeth, which will be used to create your custom veneers. The veneers will then be bonded to your natural teeth. Dental veneers imitate your tooth enamel’s natural translucency, so they look and feel like natural teeth.
What are some of the top reasons for choosing dental veneers?
1. Dental veneers are able to both restore and protect your teeth simultaneously.
If you have dental veneers then you are able to restore not only the appearance of your teeth but also the function. They can also protect the surface of your teeth from discolouration or damage, and mask stains that cannot be removed with teeth whitening.
2. Veneers can be used for a number of different concerns.
Dental veneers can be used to change the look of your smile by helping to improve the colour and shape of your existing teeth. They can be used to repair spacing, sizing, alignment, erosion and chipping issues.
3. With proper care you can expect a long-term investment.
Porcelain veneers generally last longer than composite resin. While you can expect them to last around 15 years on average, they have the ability to last 20 or more years with proper care.
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. While there are a number of alternatives, dental veneers are non-invasive.
Dental veneers are a less invasive alternative to dental crowns. They also don’t require as much reshaping of your teeth.
5. You are not limited to restoring a single tooth with veneers.
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: They can be recommended as a cost-saving option.
Dental veneers are a common dental restoration partly because of their cost-effectiveness. Depending on your dental issue and which type of veneers you choose, the cost of veneers may make more economic sense for you long-term than other dental restoration options.
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.