If you’re looking for a dental procedure where you can instantly see results, then you should consider dental veneers. Not only can veneers fix almost any kind of tooth imperfection, but you’ll be able to spot the results with just one or two visits to the dentist.
So what exactly can veneers do for you and your pearly whites?
Fill in gaps. Diastemas or spaces in between your teeth can instantly be filled in by giving the two teeth a wider appearance by attaching dental veneers to them. If your bite is perfect already and all you need is to bridge a gap, then you can opt for veneers instead of going through the painfully slow process of moving teeth with braces.
Fix stained teeth. Especially when the stains have seeped through the inner dentin layer, routine teeth whitening procedures may no longer be enough to get rid of these discolorations. However, veneers can restore the natural color of your teeth almost immediately.
Strengthen and protect the enamel. Because of the natural process of wear and tear as well as the enamel erosion due to exposure to certain acids, the enamel goes through a number of changes which includes the thinning and even the dissolution of the enamel layer. In order to fortify the weakened tooth, and protect it from invasion of microorganisms and other foreign materials, veneers can be bonded on the exterior surface of your teeth.
What are the different types of veneers?
There are two types of veneers – porcelain and composite resin veneers. Porcelain veneers are extremely durable and can last for five to ten years with proper care. At the same time, these veneers resemble more like teeth, owing for a very natural look. Porcelain veneers require two trips to the dentist before they can be permanently bonded on your teeth, and your dentist would have to make impressions of your teeth during the first visit. You will be fitted with a temp during the first appointment. The only drawback of veneers is that they are more expensive.
Composite resin veneers can be made in just one day since the material is directly applied on the tooth. The dentist molds and sculpts the composite resin, so you need to find a dentist who is precise and skilled enough to pull off composite resin veneers. This type of veneer might be cost-effective but they only have a lifespan of one to two years.
Image Courtesy Pinterest