In an age where social media has turned many of us into wannabe celebrities, having the perfect smile has arguably never been more desirable. Dental veneers are one option for resolving aesthetic issues such as chipped teeth. They can change your appearance by covering up defects and by giving you a more confident demeanor with an increased openness to smiling. However, undergoing the treatment will not magically make you look like a Hollywood star.
The procedure is performed by qualified dentist Red Beach. An exact shade of porcelain can be chosen for a single tooth, matched to the surrounding ones on a shade guide. It can also be used to close small gaps, when braces are not suitable. Veneers can make teeth look healthy and natural. The final procedure is painless and requires little work on the tooth itself. However, they can chip or break. Small chips can be altered, or a new veneer fitted if this is needed. Veneers are more stain-resistant and durable than some of the alternatives. At a high street dentist, prices can range from £400 to £1,000 per veneer. It is important to have a discussion with the dentist about possible alternatives, such as composite bonding or crowns (tooth-shaped caps).
Reasons to have veneers
Easy to take care of
You can take care of your new veneers in the same way that you look after your regular teeth. Make sure you floss twice a day to reduce tartar and plaque buildup and be sure to schedule regular visits to the dentist. Easy maintenance can help you keep the shine of your veneers so you can enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile. Veneers are made of stain-proof, non-porous material, so they can resist cavities and permanent stains effectively.
The perfect smile
Many Londoners lead a hectic life with tobacco, red wine, fizzy drinks and coffee all on the agenda. This leads to discolouration of the teeth, which can be covered by veneers. Of course, you will need to look after your veneers, so it is not a quick-fix solution. It is also best to just take care of your teeth in the first place.
Orthodontics procedures like braces are considered the best way to reduce gaps between your teeth. Veneers are the best solution to cover these spaces – most patients opt to get them instead of enduring the alternative. It is true that veneers merely hide the gap rather than fixing it, but if no-one would ever know, why go through the pain of having a brace?
With proper care, dental veneers can last up to 15 years. You will need to care for them as you would for your normal teeth. Excessive smoking and coffee drinking can stain veneers and hard foods can cause them to chip. As long as you take care of your them though, they will last long into the future.
Many patients regularly return to the dentist to get their teeth whitened. Veneers offer a solution to making these repeated visits. They are the best option for those who would prefer hassle-free and long-lasting whiter teeth.
Prevent loss of natural enamel
Abrasive brushing or acidic foods can contribute to erosion of the teeth.Teeth become more prone to sensitivity and decay when the enamel is weakened. Veneers protect your teeth and reduce the discomfort caused by loss of enamel.
The final say
Your smile is a central point of focus in the appearance of your face, with symmetry and healthy whiteness considered universally attractive. Dental veneers that create the appearance of healthy and even teeth can therefore have a huge impact on your overall appearance, with the level of change dependent on how your teeth looked to start with. It also depends on the quality of the procedure. Poor-quality veneers can lead to an unnatural looking smile and the need to get the procedure repeated elsewhere.
It is important to note that having dental veneers fitted will not guarantee a perfect celebrity smile as an outcome. It is best to investigate the work of the person performing the surgery. You can ask to see photographs of previous clients and can visit other dentists to make comparisons. Personal recommendations are also a good way of finding the right person for the job. The cost and effort of maintaining veneers over time are also important factors to weigh up.
There is always something to be said for accepting and growing to love the idiosyncrasies of your appearance. However, if you finally decide that dental veneers are the best way to solve an issue, it may well lead to an improved smile that enhances your look.