How Dental Veneers Can Change Your Smile
Smile is one of the first things people notice, so if one is unhappy with his/her smile, it may be time to consider porcelain veneers. Veneers are basically thin sheets of porcelain. They can repair a wide range of cosmetic dental imperfections. The most common reasons people get veneers done are:
Filling in gaps between teeth– If one has gap between the two front teeth, veneers can close that gap so one can smile confidently and speak without an annoying lisp.
Severely discoloured teeth– Veneers can be the best options to avoid yellow teeth as they are shells that cover the front surface of teeth.
Damaged Enamel– If the enamel is severely damaged, it leaves the teeth susceptible to tooth decay. Porcelain veneers can be really helpful to protect the enamel.
Pros and cons of Dental Veneers
Dental Veneers can be expected to last 10-20 years. Porcelain Veneers are stain-resistant and the material is quite transparent which mostly resembles the natural tooth. They are hand-made in a laboratory. The biggest drawback to porcelain is the cost, which is usually at least double that of composite.
Veneers Vs Lumineers
Even though veneers and Lumineers serve the same function, the difference arises in applying them. They are also different in nature like how they feel and work in your mouth. Mostly, people choose porcelain veneers because they are stronger and long lasting. Lumineers are more specialised type of veneers that are always made of porcelain. Usually, Lumineers are thinner than porcelain veneers.
What to expect before you get your Veneers
Before one get the veneers, they’ll have a preliminary appointment with the dentist to discuss which options are right and how many veneers one needs. Your dentist will often take X-rays first to evaluate teeth’s health. If there are any signs of tooth decay or gum disease, then he may refuse to put veneers. If everything is fine, he will take an accurate sizing for your veneers, and take an impression of the teeth. This mould is then sent to the lab for the creation of your veneers.
Care for Veneers
One must not abuse Veneers because the thin porcelain shells can damage or break. The dentist may suggest you to wear a protective appliance while sleeping and advise you against certain uses or dietary changes.