When considering making a drastic change to your smile with little effort, veneers are something to take into consideration. Veneers have revolutionized how one can change their appearance. Often when you see a celebrity with a bright new smile or someone has gotten rid of gaps or discoloring in their teeth, they most likely got veneers. Treatment with veneers is one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry solutions. They can solve crooked teeth, discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps, and even uneven teeth in a short period of time. Gone are the days of extensive dental work to get the result that you want.
Veneers are a thin layer of pressed porcelain that is placed on the front of your existing tooth. In many cases they can be as thin as a contact lens. The porcelain looks like your natural tooth while also providing strength and resilience similar to your natural tooth enamel. Veneers can be treated like your regular teeth and only require regular brushing and flossing. Veneers can strictly be a cosmetic option, or can be a solution to fixing damaged teeth. Instead of multiple visits to the dentist’s office and numerous dental procedures, often people choose veneers to fix broken and discolored teeth in two to three visits. Veneers are also a less painful solution to correcting damaged or discolored teeth.
Veneers are sculpted for each patient so it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a real tooth. Custom made veneers resist coffee and tea stains and stains caused by cigarette smoke. Also because veneers only require a small portion of your enamel be removed, the majority of your teeth remain intact. Veneers can instantly make teeth appear whiter and are quick fixes for minor crooked teeth, overlaps, and gaps.
Some of the downsides of veneers are that the procedure is considered one that is permanent and you will most likely need more than one set in your life time depending on how old you are when you get them and how you care for them. Because some of the enamel on each tooth has to be removed so the veneer adheres, your teeth can no longer stay healthy and strong without the veneer on top to protect it. Veneers can be more brittle than your real teeth and initially you will have some sensitivity to hot and cold food and beverages until your teeth adjust to having the top layer of enamel removed.
Overall, veneers look like they are here to stay and with new products being developed more and more patients and dentists are considering them as the exceptional cosmetic dentistry solution to many dental problems.
If you are looking for veneers or a smile makeover, call (480) 730-5000 to schedule an appointment with the gentle Tempe dentists at Tempe Dental Care.