If you are unhappy or uncomfortable with your smile and have some moderate imperfections, you may want to consider dental veneers. This can be a relatively inexpensive option when compared to other dental restoration treatments and may completely transform your smile. With dental veneers, you may no longer have to hide your smile and you can show it off instead!
Dental veneers consist of thin wafers that are generally made of porcelain material that covers the front of the tooth’s surface. They are essentially thin coverings and are custom made for each individual patient. This is a popular option because veneers are very life-like and can mask a number of different dental imperfections.
The procedure is mildly invasive and some of the enamel layer of your teeth, to which the veneers will be bonded, may need to be removed. This alteration is permanent, so your teeth will require a veneer or other type of restoration going forward because the alteration cannot be reversed. The removal of some enamel is usually necessary so that the veneers do not appear bulky. Keep in mind that even with this step, veneers are still usually less invasive than other restoration procedures.
Veneers can help address a variety of structural flaws, including chipped teeth, abnormal tooth shape from wear or teeth that are smaller than normal. A lot of patients also turn to veneers to help resolve heavy staining because while whitening solutions can help, they are temporary options, whereas veneers are a permanent solution in terms of stains. Whitening solutions are also ineffective when it comes to internal tooth stains and neither home, nor professional external whitening procedures can help but veneers can solve this issue as a whole. Dental veneers can also be used to close small gaps and other minor forms of dental misalignment. They cannot correct larger gaps on their own but can be used in conjunction with orthodontic treatments to provide the patient with the best results.
Your dentist can discuss veneers with you to see if your situation can benefit from this procedure. Dental veneers can help with several dental flaws, but not all, so you will likely have to undergo a complete dental examination to determine whether you are a suitable candidate or not. If a veneer application is not suitable for your dental needs, your dentist may recommend another type of treatment to improve your situation. If veneers are a suitable option for you, your dentist may begin the treatment right away and you will have a whole new smile in as little as just a few visits.
Veneers can change your smile and transform your life as a result. If this is a dental restoration option you are interested in, Slipacoff Dental in Sarnia can help! Give us a call today, and we will gladly provide you with more information!