Benefits of Dental Veneers

Benefits of Dental Veneers

January 1, 2022

Are you looking to repair and enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry? Dental veneers offer you an easy, straightforward, affordable, and effective solution to improve your smile. Even better, the veneer treatment is far less invasive than alternative treatments such as dental crowns, bridges, and implants.

A veneer is a thin, shell-like coating bonded over a tooth to repair and improve the appearance of a damaged tooth. Depending on your condition, a veneer changes the shape, size, length, or color. Minimal shaving of the tooth’s enamel is required to allow the veneer to bond perfectly without looking too large or abnormal.

Getting a dental veneer is straightforward. You’ll begin by visiting your dentist for a dental exam. The dentist will review and determine whether veneers can be helpful. If not, your dentist can use alternative methods such as dental bonding, crowns, and inlays & Onlays to restore your beautiful smile.

Benefits of Veneers

Dental veneers can with a lot of benefits, including:

  • Veneers cosmetically repair teeth simply and easily.

When bonded to a damaged tooth, a veneer helps repair it, restoring its color, shape, size, and length. Since each veneer is unique for every patient, the results look professional and natural. It will be impossible for anyone to notice you’ve got a veneer when eating, laughing, and speaking.

Getting a veneer is also quick and easy. On average, you need about three dental appointments – initial consultation, tooth preparation procedure, and lastly, the bonding procedure. The entire treatment typically takes less than a month.

  • Dental veneers offer a natural appearance.

When creating the veneer, the dentist takes impressions and images of your teeth and mouth to ensure that the result looks and feels like your natural tooth in terms of color, size, and shape.

  • Solves multiple dental issues

What aspect of your tooth makes you feel embarrassed to smile in public? Whether you’re dealing with stubborn tooth stains, tooth cracks, uneven tooth, gapped teeth, chipping, or minor misalignments, dental veneers offers a quick, long-lasting, and affordable fix. Visit your dentist for an exam to determine whether veneers are ideal for you.

  • Affordable and durable

Compared to alternative restorative treatments such as dental crowns, implants, and braces, dental veneers are among the most affordable option to enhance your smile. On average, a veneer lasts for about 10 – 15 years, depending on the tooth’s location, the type of material used, and the patient’s oral habits. Porcelain veneers tend to last longer than composite resin. Consult your dentist about how much it will cost you to get veneers and how much your insurance covers.

  • Less invasive treatment

Getting a veneer is less invasive than other dental restoration procedures such as dental crowns. Only a little enamel is removed from the tooth’s front surface to allow the veneer to fit perfectly. You’ll require little to no anesthesia to get a veneer. However, it’s worth noting that the procedure is irreversible. Once the dentist trims the enamel, they can’t restore it. Removing a veneer will make the tooth vulnerable to cavities and decay.

  • Low maintenance

Proper dental care is necessary to maintain your new smile once the veneer glues to the tooth. Veneers resist stains better than the tooth’s enamel, meaning less effort is required to keep your white pearls. For this reason, there’s nothing out of the ordinary needed to care for your repaired tooth. You’ll simply have to maintain your regular dental routine. This include:

  • Brush and floss daily.
  • Avoid chewing hard, crunchy, or sticky foods such as ice, hard candies, and nuts.
  • Use the right dental products,
  • Avoid tobacco products.
  • Eat healthier and hydrate well.
  • Use a mouth guard during contact sports.
  • Use a night guard for tooth clenching and grinding.
  • Schedule frequent dental exams and cleanings.
  • Avoid pigmented foods and drinks such as coffee, soda, red wine, berries, and tea.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Are you interested in professional dental veneers procedures, or would you like to learn more about veneers treatment? Contact Harriston Family Dentistry for more information.