Dental Veneers: treatment, cost, procedure and more
Thinking of getting dental veneers? take a look at the following information to help you make the best decision for you.
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin layers of porcelain or resin that are attached to the front of a tooth in order to improve its appearance.
While veneers are permanently bonded to the teeth they need to be replaced after a number of years depending on the kind
Veneers are chosen to treat a number of dental problems such as broken or chipped teeth, tooth shape and placement such as overcrowded teeth etc.
Discoloured teeth is another problem that people get veneers to treat, although tooth whitening may be a better option. Read more.
Veneers can be used to correct one tooth but the most common treatment is to cover the top and bottom front teeth.
What are the kinds of veneers?
There are a few kinds of dental veneers the most commonly used being porcelain and composite.
Composite veneers – These are a cheaper option for dental veneers, usually made of resin or plastic, where they are applied to your natural tooth, where the layers are moulded to the shape and look chosen.
A light is used to ‘cure’ or harden the material, sticking it to the teeth. The process is then completed with polishing.
This kind of veneer usually lasts for up to seven years, providing they are well looked after.
Porcelain veneers are made from thin pieces of porcelain that are known for their long-lasting wear. the shells of porcelain are bonded to the tooth to create a like for like a tooth that has been specially designed to create a tooth with optimal shape and colour. See more about porcelain veneers here.
While they are the more expensive option, these veneers are known to last up to 20 years without any damage.
How can they help you?
Veneers are ultimately used for aesthetic purposes. If you want to improve the health of your teeth, you should look into other dental treatments, depending on their condition.
Of course, the kind of veneer you choose affects how well they will fulfil your cosmetic concern, take a look at Joe Oliver Dentist – they have more information on reasons to choose porcelain veneers.
As previously noted, dental veneers help to improve the look and feel of the natural teeth, enhancing your smile, so if you want to correct the colour, shape or condition of any of your teeth, why not consider veneers, or talk to your dentist about the possibility.
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