As per a recent research about how people’s teeth make them feel about themselves, nearly a third of all the people don’t even like to flaunt their smiles on being photographed.
Do you know why?
It’s mostly because they feel self-conscious particularly if their teeth have deformities.
If your teeth make you feel awkward in any possible way, we would be more than happy to help you here at our centre.
Moreover, in this guide, we’ll cover all the details about dental veneers, their purpose, benefits as well as aftercare!
So, let’s begin!
What Are Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that mostly attach to the front surface of
your teeth and serve the purpose of improving your smile.
They are often made from porcelain or the resin-composite materials that are permanently bonded mostly to your teeth.
Veneers can mostly be used for treating a number of various cosmetic concerns which mostly include:
- Broken teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Teeth that have size smaller than the average size
Some people may only get one veneer in case of chipped or broken teeth.
However, many get between eight to six veneers for the purpose of creating an even as well as a symmetrical smile.
Moreover, the top front 8 teeth are the most commonly used veneers
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
Insurance doesn’t often cover veneers since they are mostly considered as a cosmetic procedure.
As per a guide to Dentistry, traditional veneers can cost an average of around $925 to $2500 per each tooth.
Moreover, it can last for around 10 to 15 years and are often the most cost-effective option.
The cost of the veneers mostly depends on certain factors like:
- Type of veneers you’re choosing
- The name of brand available at your dentist’s
- Your location
- The expertise of your dentist
Benefits of Dental Veneers
The biggest benefit that dental veneers serve is to improve the appearance of your teeth. It also gives you the confidence of flaunting your beautiful smile.
Moreover, dental veneers are often used for the purpose of treating the following cosmetic occurences:
- Gaps in the teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Pointed teeth
- Teeth having an unusual shape
- Smaller than average teeth
- Discoloration of teeth
- Uneven coloring of teeth that whitening can’t fix
Veneers can last for more than a decade. It mostly depends on the type of veneers you opt for yourself. Moreover, it also makes them a semi permanent investment that can help you smiling with confidence.
Types of Veneers
Most commonly, the dental veneers are made out of porcelain.
Moreover, applying the traditional type of dental veneers mostly require an intensive prep work in comparison to the alternatives that are sometimes known as “no-prep veneers”.
These no-prep veneers mostly include options like:
These generally take lesser time and are comparatively less invasive as well.
Furthermore, applying the traditional veneers typically involves grinding down the structure of tooth
It sometimes involves removing some of your tooth even past enamel.
This not only allows for the proper placement but it is also an irreversible procedure that is sometimes painful and often requires an anesthesia.
On the other hand, there are no-prep veneers, that mostly require some tooth preparation or at times some alterations.
However, these alterations are very minimal.
Moreover, instead of removing layers of tooth that are present under the enamel, no-prep veneers would only affect the enamel.
Though, in many cases, no-prep veneers don’t usually require local anesthetics.
Veneers aren’t mostly the same as crowns or the tooth implants.
Furthermore, veneers cover the front surface of your tooth. However, implants mostly replace the entire tooth.
Crowns also encase whole of your tooth, while veneers would only cover the front surface
Preparation for an Appointment
Before you get your veneers, you’ll be having a preliminary
appointment with your dentist for the purpose of discussing which options are right for you.
Moreover, you may also need to have braces before your dentist decides on placing the veneers.
At this stage, your dentist will be taking X-rays for the purpose of evaluating the health of your teeth
They’ll look for signs of:
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay
- Need for root canals
Moreover, if you have any of the above conditions, you might not be a suitable candidate for veneers.
In order to get an accurate sizing for your veneers, at the next appointment, your dentist starts off with trimming down about half a millimeter of your tooth.
Furthermore, for the purpose of removing enamel, your dental expert would be suing a grinding tool before taking a proper they take an impression of your teeth.
This mold is then sent off to the lab for creation of your veneers.
It typically takes between one and two weeks after your dentist creates your mold for the purpose of getting the veneers back from the lab.
After getting your veneers, you can schedule an appointment with your dentist to put them in place.
At this point, your dentist evaluates the fit, coloration as well as shape of the veneers for the purpose of making sure that they’re perfect for you.
Next, your dentist will thoroughly clean your teeth. This step is important as it keeps bacteria from getting trapped under the veneer as well as causes decay.
After this, the team will be using the grinding tool for the purpose of creating a rougher texture on each tooth which serves as a base for the veneer,
This enables the veneer to stick to your tooth.
They’ll also be using ultraviolet light for the purpose of hardening the cement quickly.
And after you leave the office, your new smile would be ready to go!
This second appointment where veneers are usually placed, typically doesn’t longer than two hours.
However, it might take an extra 30 minutes if the local anesthesia is used.
Unlike other dental procedures, the process for recovery doesn’t take very long or extended periods of time.
Instead, once the veneers are put in place and any anesthetics start to wear off, you can eat as well as chew as you’d normally do.
While the anesthetic start to wear off, you need to be very conscious of not chewing on your tongue or cheeks.
Moreover, in some of the cases, immediately after the veneers are applied, you may also notice that they would start to feel a little rough.
There are some rough spots which usually come from the extra cement and is likely to adhere to the veneer.
These usually wear down after several days of teeth brushing and normal eating.
Moreover, if they don’t, your dentist will be able to smooth them out.
Traditional porcelain veneers usually last between 10 and 15 years, however, no-prep veneers last for around 5 to 7 years.
Taking certain precautions can also help you to make sure that you get the longest lipespan out of these possible.
These mostly include:
- If you grind or clench your teeth during night, you would be needing to get a retainer or splint for the purpose of protecting your veneers.
- You don’t need to chew on hard objects such as ice, pens or your finger nails.
- If playing sports, you must be wearing a mouth guard.
- Never use your teeth for the purpose of opening condiment packages.
Porcelain veneers are very durable and do not need to be replaced unless they are damaged. If they do crack or break for any reason, they can and will need to be replaced; they cannot be repaired with dental bonding
Veneers function just like natural teeth, so the general standards for oral hygiene apply. As long as patients brush their teeth, floss, and visit their dentist for regular teeth cleanings, their risk of developing cavities or tooth decay is significantly decreased.
The color of your veneers is completely customized to match the rest of your teeth. Some patients choose to whiten the rest of their teeth with laser teeth whitening before they receive veneers to achieve an overall whiter smile.
One of the major advantages of porcelain veneers is that, unlike natural teeth that can become discolored over time, porcelain veneers are incredibly stain resistant.
We have a team of highly skilled and expert professionals who ensure to make individualized plans catering to the needs of each client individually.
Moreover, we use latest equipment for the procedure of veneers and our services are designed in particular to the needs of each case.
To book an appointment, call at our official number and reserve your slot today.