How often have you thought of improving your smile and teeth? Even the most body-conscious among us don’t. A safe way is to visit your doctor and learn all about cosmetic dental veneers. This short post will throw some light on dental cosmetic veeners and how it can impact your smile and overall oral health.
As a matter of fact, cosmetic dental veneers are tailor made for your teeth specifically. You can have them made of thickness anywhere from 0.5mm to 1mm. The biggest advantage of cosmetic dental veneers, perhaps, is that they are available in a range of materials including resin, porcelain and acrylic, and how much you need to pay will depend on the material you like to have for your veneers.
Cosmetic dental veneers are wafer-thin, similar to the enamel’s shell, and are designed to cover the front and the top surface of teeth to improve your appearance. As these veneers are see-through, they easily go with your existing tooth, looking real and healthy. If you are someone with crowded, cracked, chipped, stained or worn teeth, then cosmetic dental veneers is the way to go. Similarly, they can work exceedingly well for someone with gaps in their teeth or gum line erosion.
Another big advantage of cosmetic dental veneers is that they are permanent. They are extremely durable and are stain resistant too. You don’t have to visit your dentist often for modifications with Cosmetic dental veneers, as they can last for several years; all you need is three regular visits to your dentist. Porcelain veneers generally outlast other material types and are proven to have greater longevity when properly done.
With the first visit being generally consultation, the next two visits entail preparing your teeth and applying the veneers. The final follow-up visit is left to one’s discretion. The first consultation will involve the cosmetic dentist examining your teeth, taking an X-ray of it and proposing a suitable treatment plan. The next visit, mostly the “prep” visit, will cover the dentist preparing each tooth, making a tooth impression and writing down the order (prescription) for the dental technician to create the veneer exacting the required specifications. The final ‘cementation’ visit will cover fitting the veneers and bonding it to the teeth.
Following this, for about a week or two, you’ll need to go through a period of adjustment as getting used to your ‘new’ teeth structure with the new shape and size will require some time and patience, of course. All you need to do is brush and floss your teeth daily, morning and evening, as required. Your dentist may also ask you to come for a follow-up appointment.
Porcelain veneers comes as a great alternative if you need to keep a crown in many situations. This is because with a traditional approach, the solution may involve changing the size, colour or shape of the tooth. Porcelain veneers can conceal teeth stained by the effects of tetracycline, or a result of an injury or root-canal procedure, and are perfect for masking discoloured fillings on front teeth. If you have spaces in between your front teeth that are either chipped away or worn, you may go for porcelain veneers.
If you are looking for cosmetic dental veneers, talk to us, and we’ll advise you on how to go about it, with the correct maintenance procedure post placement of the cosmetic dental veneers.