Wearing a beautiful smile often leaves an excellent first impression in people’s hearts; hence, it’s worth investing in. A survey carried out by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentist showed that 48% of American adults see a smile as one’s most impressive feature. However, if your teeth aren’t as white as they should be, making an excellent first impression becomes problematic.
How do you solve this problem? A dental veneer will do just fine.
Dental veneers are efficient in repairing cracked, chipped, and stained teeth. But it’s wise to understand the whole teeth whitening process first before getting one. This blog aims to expose you to everything you should know before getting veneers.
Tips about Veneers
Below are what you need to know before getting Veneers. You might also be interested in learning what Veneers are?
The dentist would remove a thin layer of your enamel before placing the veneer
Veneers are placed on a tooth to create an even smile. Before placing it, tiny bits of the enamel is removed so the tooth can have a proportional or similar dimension with the rest of the teeth. The layer of enamel removed from the tooth is often about as thick as hair. However, some veneers are slightly thicker and would require the dentist to remove more enamel than usual.
You may need to pay the dentist three visits within the three weeks
Most veneers are custom-made from dental labs. The lab uses the patient’s information provided by the dentist to fabricate the veneers. Since the process takes time, the dentist would have to provide a temporary veneer for the patient. Once the veneer is ready, the dentist would set up another meeting to fix the permanent one.
It is a quick and painless procedure.
The dentist will administer an anesthetic before any procedure. If you have tooth decay, you will be numb so that the doctor can remove the decayed tissue. You will feel no pain while the dentist removes alayer of enamel from each target tooth.
Veneers can last a very long time, due to the kind of veneer and the patient’s hygiene.
A composite veneer can last up to a decade or even longer with adequate care, while patients can wear porcelain veneer for 10 – 15 years. Pressed porcelain veneers can last for decades even. Good oral habits determine if your veneer will wear down in five years or last for 15 years.
Each type of veneer has its own advantage
Porcelain veneers are more durable, stronger, and stain-resistant compared to composite alternatives. They also have a better appearance. However, this means they are more expensive and require patients to ensure several procedures. Technically, composite veneers are cheaper, easier to maintain and replace. Also, they are installed with lesser stress.
Do you want a Dental Veneer?
If you are not happy with the state of teeth, then a porcelain veneer is the most suitable choice. We have a simple, non-invasive procedure that will give you your desired smile in just 2-3 weeks. Book an appointment with us now.
If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to our dentists in Berwick.