Dental veneers are one of the easiest ways to transform your smile appearance. Veneers involve placing a wafer-thin shell of porcelain on the front surface of teeth that are unsightly. A small portion of the tooth must be shaved off so that the veneer can strongly bond. However, this cosmetic dental solution can be life-changing for those that hide their smile due to cracked, chipped, discolored or disproportioned teeth. They can even be used on front teeth that are gapped or crooked! While it is easy to see the benefits of choosing veneers in terms of your smile confidence and appearance, there are some lesser-known facts about veneers that you may want to know too.
To help you make the best cosmetic dental choice for your smile, know this:
Veneers Can Help Sensitivity
While veneers are intended to provide cosmetic improvement, they can also provide structural enhancement to your teeth as well. If you experience sensitivity due to thin enamel, cosmetic veneers can provide a barrier against the hot and cold foods and drinks that would otherwise cause discomfort.
Veneers Can Reshape Your Face
When several veneers are placed to make a dramatic transformation to your smile, it can influence your entire face. Depending on your dental needs and cosmetic goals, veneers can widen your smile and define your cheekbones or make your face look more balanced and symmetrical. Never underestimate the power of a pretty smile.
Veneers Require Caution and Care When Eating
Keep in mind that while veneers can be cleaned just like natural teeth, they do demand some extra care when eating certain foods. Veneers are durable, but the delicate shells of porcelain can fracture or chip under excessive pressure, such as when you eat raw carrots, apples, nuts and other firm foods. You’ll also need to tell your dentist if you think that you have a teeth grinding habit so that you can protect your veneers while you sleep.
Veneers Can Save You Money
While veneers may cost more than cosmetic dental bonding or teeth whitening, there are some ways they can save you money and be a better long-term investment. Veneers last longer than cosmetic bonding. In fact, with proper care, cosmetic veneers can hold their attractive condition for up to 20 years. Veneers are also stain-resistant, which means you can save money on multiple teeth-whitening treatments each year. Lastly, if you are getting veneers to cover up crooked or widely spaced teeth, you may also be avoiding the cost of braces, retainers or other orthodontic fees.
Ready to see what cosmetic veneers can do for you? We are happy to tell you exactly what you can expect with this revolutionary solution in cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your consult for porcelain veneers at Gainesville Dental Group today.
Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group