Do you want to improve the appearance and function of your existing teeth with dental restorations? Dental veneers might be a good option for you. Five reasons why you should consider this option, according to our Burnaby dentists.
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, which will be used to make custom veneers. Following that, the veneers will be bonded to your natural teeth. Dental veneers mimic the natural translucency of your tooth enamel, giving them a natural appearance and feel.
Why should I consider getting dental veneers?
1. Dental veneers can help to restore your smile – and protect your teeth.
Dental veneers can help restore your smile's appearance and function. They can also protect the surface of your teeth from discoloration or damage, as well as mask stains that teeth whitening cannot remove.
2. Veneers can help resolve a number of dental issues.
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. 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 alternative to dental crowns. They also don’t require as much reshaping of your teeth.
5. You can have veneers on several teeth.
You can have veneers on just one tooth or several at once. You may only need one veneer if your tooth has become discoloured or misshapen as a result of an injury. Some patients who want to improve the appearance of all of their teeth may opt for a more extensive procedure.
Bonus: Veneers are a cost-effective option.
Dental veneers are a popular dental restoration because of their affordability. Veneers may be more cost-effective in the long run than other dental restoration options, depending on your dental issue and the type of veneers you choose.
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.