Almost everyone wants a beautiful smile. A highly effective way of getting it is through porcelain veneers. Veneers can completely transform your appearance, boost your self-esteem and grow your confidence. In this article, we’re going to take a look at whether veneers are worth it.
A veneer is a covering. That means that the underlying structure of your tooth is covered with a porcelain layer . Veneers do not completely replace teeth, but cover the surface to improve the appearance of the smile.
Dental veneers can fix a range of problems from gaps, crooked smiles, discoloration, breakage, to irregularly sized teeth.
Some of the main reasons patients choose to get veneers include:
- Conceal Gaps in Teeth
As mentioned, veneers can fix gaps in the teeth. If you’re feeling self conscious about gaps in your smile, veneers can provide a fantastic solution. Veneers conceal small spaces between the teeth, offering a great way to get the smile you’ve always wanted almost instantly.
- Hide Cracks or Chips in Teeth
Chips and cracks are very common and happen to peoples’ teeth all the time. Whatever the reason is for your chip or crack in your tooth, your dentist will be able to determine if a veneer will provide the best solution. Dental veneers can quickly cover up the tooth, leaving your smile looking good as new!
- Camouflage Stains and Discoloration
Even with great oral hygiene, and regular dentist visits, some smiles are more likely to lose their shine and whiteness, especially as you age. If you are a lover of coffee, red wine or similar beverages, you may notice that your teeth turn yellow or brown between dentist visits.
Although teeth whitening solutions work, they often are only a temporary fix. If your teeth suffer from discoloration that you can’t shake, veneers are often a great option for getting a white smile.
- Straighten Smile Appearance
Crooked or misaligned teeth are very common and can leave people feeling very self-conscious about their smiles. Especially in adulthood, getting braces or aligners to straighten the teeth can seem like too much of a lengthy process to pursue.
If you have irregularly shaped teeth, veneers may be possible to cover them up and make them appear more even.
- Alleviate Tooth Sensitivity
In some cases, patients may have thin, worn or damaged enamel. When the teeth are worn down and thin like this, veneers can actually help to alleviate tooth sensitivity. The veneers will act as a protective barrier between the natural tooth and sensitivity caused by foods, drinks or other stimuli.
Are Veneers Worth It?
Short answer: yes. If you have been affected by any of the above problems, veneers are a great choice for you. With proper oral hygiene and care, veneers can last for 15 to 20 years. For more information about dental veneers contact us to schedule a consultation.