August 16, 2020
How Veneers Could Help You To Get A Hollywood Smile
Stained, cracked or chipped teeth can leave people feeling reluctant to show off their teeth. However porcelain veneers could make all the difference
A good smile can light up your face – but if you feel less than 100 per cent about the appearance of your teeth it can really take the shine out of your smile.
Avoiding smiling in pictures and holding back in social situations are often associated with poor self-esteem relating to the condition of your teeth. Stained, cracked or chipped teeth can leave people feeling reluctant to show off their teeth.
Misaligned or uneven teeth can also cause people to hide their smiles behind a tight-lipped grin or behind their hands. This is an all-too-obvious sign that someone lacks confidence in their smile.
Left unchecked, concerns about your teeth can evolve into low self-esteem about your appearance, which can have a serious effect on your day-to-day confidence. This can spread throughout friendships, relationships and even your performance at work. In short, a confident smile will help you go further in life.
Thankfully, there are solutions if you aren’t happy with your smile. You don’t have to wait a long time for orthodontics, you could enjoy a complete transformation in just a few visits.
Could you improve your smile with veneers?
Problems with your teeth can be easily treated and there are a number of options available to improve the condition of teeth. These include teeth straightening, braces, teeth whitening and veneers.
While treatments can be targeted to deal with a specific problem, veneers can offer a swift solution to a number of problems, including:
Staining and discolouration on teeth
Gaps in the teeth
Chips and cracks
By applying veneers to your teeth, your dentist will be able to achieve the bright, uniform smile you have always wanted. This treatment is also quick, which means you won’t be waiting around to see the results. In most cases, veneers can be placed in 2-3 visits to the dentist.
How do veneers work?
One of the major benefits of having veneers fitted to your teeth is that you can enjoy quick and complete results. Veneers are tailor-made from either porcelain or composite resin to perfectly fit over your teeth.
The veneers are crafted to compliment your teeth in look and colour to achieve a natural-looking, but flawless finish.
To put the veneers in place, your dentist will first need to file away some of the enamel from the tooth to allow for the thickness of the veneers in the mouth.
When this is complete the veneers will be attached to the surface of the tooth using dental cement, which is long-lasting and secure.
Once veneers have been fitted you should have no more concerns about the appearance of your teeth – particularly as the material is more resistant to staining than your natural teeth.
What can I expect after treatment?
There is very little downtime after treatment since the preparation and the placement are often completed on different days. As such, when you walk out of the dental practice with your confident new smile, you’ll be ready to show it off.
Veneers allow dental patients to eat and drink as normal with only the recommended level of dental hygiene (brushing twice a day) needed to keep your smile looking perfect. You might need to pay close attention to the area around your veneer to make sure there is no food debris left behind.
Porcelain veneers can last around 10-15 years with the right care, while composite veneers are likely to last closer to 5 years. After this time, you will need to either repair or replace your veneers. Since the underlying tooth is prepared for porcelain veneers, you will need to continue wearing a veneer for the rest of your life.
What are the disadvantages of veneers?
Veneers aren’t right for everyone. In particular, if you grind your teeth at night, you won’t be able to wear veneers due to the high risk of damage.
Veneers are also prone to chips and cracks, particularly if you aren’t careful with your food choices. For example, if you bite into crusty bread or pizza crust, you risk chipping your veneer. Chewing ice and using your teeth to cut sellotape or open packages should also be avoided.
Veneers aren’t immune to staining and discolouration, so you’ll need to arrange regular professional cleanings to keep your veneer looking beautiful and bright.
And finally, veneers can be quite an expensive choice. If you are looking for a more cost-effective alternative, then composite veneers are an excellent budget choice.
Ready to take the next steps?
Don’t waste years worrying about imperfections in your teeth – veneers can help you to smile with confidence and stop hiding. To find out more about having veneers fitted get in touch with Bhandal Dental Practice. We can also explore the other treatment options available, such as composite veneers.