Dental veneers are thin pieces of customized porcelain bonded to the front surface of your natural teeth. Patients looking to make slight alterations to their smile may consider using dental veneers to enhance the shape, size, and color of one or all of their natural teeth. However, usually people utilize veneers for their front teeth.
If you are weighing the options for achieving a picture-perfect smile, here are 5 reasons to consider veneers:
Flash a Flawless Smile
Veneers are a quick way to a beautiful smile. They are perfect for people with teeth that are chipped, stained, or a smile with a few small gaps. Because veneers attach to the front surface of your teeth, they are excellent for camouflaging minor dental and orthodontic flaws. Veneers are a less invasive option than crowns and achieve results much faster than orthodontics. You won’t have to wait months or go through multiple appointments to see results.
Keep Those Pearly Whites White
If you’re looking for an easier way to a whiter, brighter smile, dental veneers may be the perfect solution. Unlike natural teeth, veneers are made of material that naturally resists stains from coffee, tea, and cigarette smoke. And for stubborn natural teeth that resist whitening, veneers can make even the most discolored teeth appear bright white.
Like tooth enamel, porcelain is white and translucent as well. This means light reflects off porcelain just as it does natural tooth enamel. The veneer is bonded to the front of your tooth, meaning no special maintenance is required — just brush and floss like you would normally. While they will need to be replaced eventually, porcelain veneers can last 10-20 years as long as they are properly cared for.
When working to achieve your perfect smile, skip the crown and opt instead for veneers. With veneers, your natural teeth remain largely intact. In order to make room for the veneer, your dentist will have to remove up to a millimeter of tooth enamel. But this is just a fraction of what would be lost if you got a crown. By removing less tooth structure, dental veneers refresh the appearance of your natural teeth without sacrificing their strength and stability.
You Can Be Uniquely and Beautifully You
Your cosmetic dentistry expert will begin treatment with a personalized smile analysis to determine the best approach for achieving the smile you desire. Since most veneers are individually sculpted to the specifications of the patient, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth. Veneers also come in many different shades of white. Some patients chose a shade close to their natural tooth color so the change is not as obvious.
Celebrities and social media darlings have created quite the buzz around cosmetic dentistry and dental veneers by utilizing these procedures and treatments. Although getting veneers may seem like the best way to replicate picture-perfect teeth, it’s important to find the best solution for your individual needs and preference. Veneers are an irreversible treatment and a substantial investment. Taking the plunge to get veneers is a big decision and one that is best made between yourself and your dentist.
If you believe that veneers are the choice for you, we’d love to talk to you more about it. Contact Bedford Dental Group today to schedule your consultation. We’re here to help you achieve that winning smile.