Dental veneers are a great option for those who would prefer a whiter, straighter smile without the need for braces or whitening. Read on to find out about the benefits.
The Benefits of Dental Veneers
Yearning for a Hollywood smile?
If you have ever looked at a celebrity and wondered why their whitening toothpaste works better than yours, it will be because they have dental veneers.
This also answers your question as to why their teeth are more perfect than yours as well!
Perfect teeth used to be for the rich and famous as they were expensive. Many specialised tooth treatments were also painful and often unpleasant.
But today, anyone can have beautiful teeth, as the cost is not as expensive and there are no downsides, and the work can be done much faster, which is why so many Melbourne patients are trying it out.
Dental veneers are a wafer-thin layer of porcelain, or resin composite which is laid over a tooth or teeth.
You can have a veneer laid over just one unattractive tooth, or over all of your teeth, creating a flawless beautiful smile.
They beautify camouflage discoloured or stained teeth, broken, worn down or chipped teeth, or just teeth with large gaps between them.
Even if you are not interested in having a perfect set of teeth, veneers can be used by cosmetic dentists to rectify fractures or discolorations.
They also protect the teeth against damage, so work to protect the teeth they cover.
Dental veneers also have the ability to rectify alignment, lengthening and gum recession issues through using varying application techniques.
Minimal preparation is needed before applying them, and the procedure is painless.
There are two different types of veneers, porcelain or resin composite.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
To answer this, we need to look at the difference between porcelain and composite veneers.
Porcelain is the more expensive option, but these veneers tend to last as long as 20 years with minimal maintenance. They also resist stains and mimic the light reflecting capabilities of natural teeth.
Composite Resin Veneers are a more affordable option, but they usually do not last longer than 8 years, and require regular maintenance as they are more likely to chip.
Whilst you usually can get resin composite veneers in one visit, the porcelain veneers often require 3 visits, as the porcelain veneers are manufactured to fit you perfectly.
What to expect from your dental veneers
At your first appointment the dentist will inspect your teeth and overall oral health, whilst you explain what you are after. However, if you have weak or unhealthy teeth or active gum disease or decay, veneers are not an option.
If you are prone to grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw, they should also be avoided as they are likely to break.
If you are in Melbourne and are interested in having a beautiful smile, but nervous about visiting a dentist, visit the professional team at Instant Dental Cosmetic, where their understanding and caring team will discuss your needs with you, helping you choose the best option for your personal needs.