Are you considering dental restorations to help improve the appearance and function of your existing teeth? Dental veneers may be the right choice for you. Our Kelowna dentists list five reasons you may want to consider this option.
What are veneers?
Dental veneers are wafer-thin layers of porcelain that are custom-made to fit the shape of your tooth. They are bonded to the fronts of your teeth to alter 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 mimic the natural translucency of your tooth enamel, making them 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 improve both the appearance and functionality of your smile. They can also protect the surface of your teeth from discoloration or damage, as well as conceal stains that teeth whitening cannot remove.
2. Veneers can help resolve several dental issues.
By enhancing the colour and shape of your natural teeth, dental veneers can be used to alter the appearance of your smile. They can be used to fix problems with alignment, spacing, sizing, erosion, and chipping.
3. If cared for properly, dental veneers can last many years.
Comparatively speaking, porcelain veneers last longer than composite resin. They have a 15-year lifespan on average. But they may only last 20 years or more, depending on a few important factors like how well they are taken care of.
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 alternative to dental crowns. They also don’t require as much reshaping of your teeth.
5. You can have veneers on several teeth.
One tooth at a time, or several at once, are viable options for veneer placement. You may only need one veneer if you have a tooth that has lost its natural colour or shape due to trauma. Some patients may opt to undergo additional procedures if they want to improve the appearance of all of their teeth.
Bonus: Veneers are a cost-effective option.
Dental veneers are a popular dental restoration, in part due to their low cost. The cost of veneers may make more economic sense for you in the long run than other dental restoration options, depending on your dental issue and the type of veneers you choose.
Dental veneers are a great option for some people who want to improve the appearance of their smile, but they are not for everyone. The only way to find out if dental veneers are right for you is to schedule a consultation with your dentist.