Dental veneers can help you achieve the smile you desire. They are custom-made, extra thin shells that are bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth.
You may consider getting veneers if you have uneven, misshapen, discoloured, gaps between teeth or crooked teeth. Your dentist can check if you are a good candidate for dental veneers.
If you are qualified and should you decide to push through with the procedure, the first step is tooth preparation. Here, a small portion of your enamel will be removed to make way for the veneers. An impression of your teeth will also be taken and sent to the dental laboratory.
Once the veneers are ready, your dentist will attach them to your teeth. Once the process is done, you’ll see your smile automatically transform.
Caring for Dental Veneers
Dental veneers can last a long time provided you take good care of them. The material used for veneers is strong but it can still be damaged due to intense pressure or impact.
If you’re experiencing teeth grinding, your dentist may recommend wearing a custom night guard. If you’re active in sports, on the other hand, your dentist may suggest that you use a custom sports guard.
Daily brushing and flossing are as well crucial to keep bacteria away. Be careful with the toothpaste and toothbrush you use to avoid scratching your veneers. And be sure to stay on top of your routine dental appointments to get rid of plaque and tartar build-up.
How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?
Dental veneers don’t last a lifetime. They can last up to 10 years before requiring a replacement. Depending on the dental issue that you want to address, there are other options that you can also consider such as:
- Dental implants
- Dental crowns
- Professional teeth whitening
If you’re interested in getting dental veneers, set an appointment with your dentist. Find out whether this option will get you the results you want.