If you’ve ever had crooked teeth, gaps in your teeth, or any other cosmetic dental problems, you may have wondered if there was a way to fix them without undergoing extensive dental treatments. The answer is yes – with veneers. Veneers are a type of thin shell made from porcelain that can be placed over an existing tooth to improve its shape and colour. In this article, we will discuss what veneers are, how they function and how they can be beneficial for people with crooked or misshapen teeth.
What are veneers?
Tooth veneers are an increasingly popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can quickly give you a straighter smile! These porcelain or composite resin shells cover the visible surface of a tooth, creating a natural-looking, uniform set of teeth. Porcelain veneers are semi-translucent and mimic the colour of naturally healthy teeth when bonded in place, while composite veneers use tooth-coloured resin to create a more permanent yet slightly more fragile option. Dental veneers do more than just enhance one’s appearance; they also protect a person’s existing teeth from further damage. Both porcelain and composite veneers provide an affordable bridge between traditional dental procedures and major surgeries, affording patients who opt for them enhanced protection against everyday wear and tear as well.
What is the process of getting veneers?
Veneer placement involves several steps and requires multiple visits to your dentist’s office. First, the dentist will take an impression of your mouth so that the veneer can be customised to fit your individual needs. Then, your dentist will prepare your tooth for the veneer by removing some tooth enamel so that it fits snugly and securely onto your tooth structure. Once prepared, your dentist will bond the veneer to your tooth using special adhesives and curing lights. Afterwards, you may need follow-up visits so that adjustments can be made if necessary before you leave with a beautiful new smile!
After you’ve had veneers installed, how do you ensure their longevity?
Brush and floss regularly
Just like with natural teeth, it’s important to brush and floss regularly when you have veneers. You should brush at least twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and floss daily as well. This will help prevent plaque buildup around the edges of your veneers and keep them looking beautiful for longer.
Avoid bad habits
Veneers are strong but not indestructible, so it’s important to avoid bad habits that could damage them. This includes avoiding chewing on hard objects, such as ice or pens, which can chip or break your veneers. Further, if you grind your teeth while sleeping at night (a condition called bruxism), it is important to wear a mouthguard while sleeping in order to protect your veneers from damage due to grinding or clenching.
Visit your dentist regularly
Even if you take excellent care of your veneers at home, it is still essential that you visit your dentist regularly for check-ups in order to ensure the health of both your natural teeth and the veneers themselves. Visiting your dentist every six months will allow him or her to assess the condition of both natural teeth and veneers and provide extra cleaning where necessary.
What are the benefits of teeth veneers?
One of the main benefits of veneers is that they provide a more natural-looking solution than traditional braces or dental crowns.
Traditional braces require metal brackets to be attached to the teeth, while crowns cover the entire tooth surface, which can cause them to stand out in comparison to other natural teeth.
With veneers, only the tooth’s front surface is covered, blending in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth. This makes them ideal for individuals who want a subtle improvement in their smile without having to resort to drastic measures such as braces or crowns.
For an impeccable smile, look no further than Boutique Dental Care—where quality veneers await!
At Boutique Dental Care, we understand that everyone wants to put their best smile forward. That’s why we proudly offer quality veneers to help you achieve your dream smile. Our veneer treatments use the latest in dental technology and superior materials that produce durable, long-lasting results. We strive to provide a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere for our patients during the veneer application and make sure that each step is explained clearly so that you are fully informed of the process. With our skilled professionals and top-notch service, you can trust us to achieve your perfect set of teeth with beautiful veneers!
Call us at (02) 9054 5281 to schedule your consultation.
What to know about dental veneers