If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, veneers may be a good option for you. Veneers are a type of dental restoration that can improve the look of your smile in as little as two appointments. But before you decide to get veneers, there are some things you should know. In this blog post, we will discuss five things you need to know before getting veneers. Keep reading to learn more!
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite material that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They can be used to improve the appearance of your teeth in a number of ways, including making them look longer, correcting misshapen teeth, and hiding stains and other imperfections. They are placed over the course of two dental appointments and can last for many years with proper care. While many people love their veneers, there are a few things that you should know before committing to this popular cosmetic treatment.
5 Things You Need to Know
They are permanent:
Once porcelain veneers are placed, they cannot be removed. This is because a thin layer of tooth enamel is removed in order to place the veneer, and this process is irreversible. Before getting veneers, be sure that you are ready to commit to this cosmetic treatment. If you are unsure, ask your dentist about temporary veneers made from composite resin.
They can be damaged:
Veneers are made of porcelain, which is a very strong material that often lasts for many years. However, they are not indestructible and can still be damaged if you do not take care of them properly. Be sure to avoid biting your nails, chewing on hard objects, and using your teeth as tools in order to prevent damage to your veneers. You will also want to consider wearing a night guard if you grind your teeth at night, as well as a sports mouth guard if you play certain sports.
They are stain resistant:
Porcelain veneers are very stain resistant and will not discolor over time like natural teeth can. This is because porcelain itself is stain resistant and is not porous like tooth enamel. However, it is still important to practice good oral hygiene habits and avoid foods and drinks that may cause staining. Although veneers are stain resistant, they can still become stained if they are not properly cleaned. They can also stain if their protective coating becomes worn down.
You can go too white:
When choosing the color of your veneers, it is important to remember that you can always go too white. Veneers are made from porcelain, which can be stained to match the color of your natural teeth. However, it is important to avoid choosing a shade that is too white, as this will look unnatural and may take away from the aesthetic appearance of veneers. Even “white” teeth are slightly tinted, so ask your dentist about the color that will look most natural for your smile.
You don’t need a mouthful:
One of the great things about veneers is that you do not need a full set in order to achieve your desired look. In fact, many people choose to only get veneers on their upper teeth, as this is the most visible part of your smile. You can also choose to only get veneers on the teeth that are most visible when you smile, such as your front teeth. In some cases, you can even get veneers on a couple imperfect teeth and that is enough to make over your entire smile. Veneers are a great way to improve your smile without going to extremes, and they can be tailored to fit your specific needs.
In this blog post, we have covered five things you need to know before getting veneers. We hope that this blog post has helped you learn a little more about this popular cosmetic treatment. Veneers are a great way to improve the appearance of your teeth, but they are not right for everyone. Be sure to talk to your dentist about whether or not veneers are right for you. Thanks for reading!
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