As we become more and more engaged in social media, we also started to become more conscious of our smile. But, before you rush off to your dentist to schedule your new cosmetic veneers let’s take a look at what’s involved, the advantage of having veneers and the process involved in having them fitted.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers or cosmetic veneers are very thin custom-made ceramic casings placed over the front of your teeth to improve the appearance of your teeth and create a new, even more beautiful smile.
Porcelain veneers are an ideal choice for people who are less confident with their smiles caused by shape, discolouration, and appearance. They are used for minor dental alterations as well. Individually sculpted for each patient, even your loved ones will have a hard time distinguishing between a natural tooth or a veneer. The procedure is very straightforward and only takes a few visits to the dentist. They can either into an existing smile to correct one tooth or create a whole new improved smile.
Benefits Of Having Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain Veneers are the ideal solution if you suffer from discoloured, cracked or faintly crooked teeth. Unlike our natural teeth, veneers are stain resistant. They help close gaps between teeth, rebuild broken teeth, and improve and change the tooth shape.
For other dental issues such as teeth overlaps and minor twists, this is the quick way to fix them. Porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of your smile by making the teeth appear more even. Not only that, they widen a smile, so you can flash it proudly.
Generally, veneers also protect the teeth from further damage and with proper care, your veneers can last for a long time. It is very important to maintain your oral health routine if you have veneers.
Are There Any Risks?
When done by a registered dental practice, your porcelain veneers procedure and treatment are 100% safe and performed by professionals. All necessary precautions are run through before anything else. You are also assured that the materials used are of high quality.
However, be aware that the process does not come cheap, so you want to be sure you’re getting the absolute best service. Additionally, during this procedure, a portion of your tooth enamel is removed so you cannot return to the original condition of your teeth. Teeth can still decay even if you are using veneers which may lead to other dental procedures in the future.
There are plenty of things that you need to consider before having traditional dental veneers. The process is not reversible, and even if the material that you will use is of top quality there are still risks that they may chip, crack or debond.
How Are They Applied?
During your initial consultation visit, our dentists will check the health of your teeth and gums and will ask you how you feel about your smile. We also feel it is important to set reasonable expectations, so we will also discuss what the procedure will involve and some of its limitations.
If you choose to proceed with the treatment, impressions are taken of your teeth for the lab to create your new smile. We also offer Glamsmile porcelain veneers which are a No Damage porcelain veneer system. Your dentist can explain the differences to you at your consultation or have a read of our website information.
On your second visit, the dentist will bond your porcelain veneers using a series of materials, so you can leave on the day with a beautiful result.