We all started with a good set of pearly white teeth, but it is possible that your smile won’t shine through with time. Even though you brush your teeth every day and visit the dentist every six months, you might get discoloured, chipped or stained teeth.
These minor gaps, chips, misalignment and discolouration can make you feel self-conscious. But, you can rectify these quite quickly with dental veneers. And, achieve that brilliant smile you can indeed be proud of!
Dental Veneers: What Are They?
Veneers are extremely thin shells custom-made and bonded to the teeth. They help alter the shape, colour, fill the gaps and increase the aesthetic value of your teeth. These dental veneers are either made with porcelain or resin composite materials.
Many dentists make use of porcelain veneers since it gives many benefits when compared with resin-composite material.
- Porcelain veneers are much more robust and durable than resin veneers
- Porcelain veneers resist stains much better than resin veneers
- Has the same light-reflecting qualities as your teeth, giving it a natural look.
How Dental Veneers Could Help You
Dental veneers can realign your teeth to make them appear straighter and cleaner. When compared with dental treatment such as teeth straightening, dental veneers are slightly more cost-effective.
Since porcelain veneers are customized and are placed over your original teeth, they blend in with your natural teeth seamlessly.
Tackles Staining and Discoloration
Drinking tea, coffee, and aerated drinks, dark-coloured foods such as chocolates, berries, and smoking, can cause discolouration in your teeth. Additionally, as you grow older, your teeth can also lose their enamel coating. Once the enamel is eroded, the teeth start showing yellow-coloured dentin.
One solution for teeth discolouration is whitening, which can also work wonders for your stained yellow teeth. However, professional teeth whitening can’t help all forms of discolouration. Besides, it won’t work on teeth that have had restorative work done on them.
Addresses Misaligned Teeth
Misaligned teeth not only cause cosmetic challenges but can also interfere with your dental hygiene and, at times, even chewing. Orthodontic treatments work well to realign your teeth, but they can be pretty expensive and may not be suitable for everyone.
On the other hand, Veneers effectively cover up minor gaps and misalignments in teeth, which are cheaper and more straightforward.
Helps Manage Chips and Damage
Chipping and damage to teeth are quite common, and dental veneers are best suited to manage chipped damaged teeth.
When a tooth is chipped, it damages the enamel coating, making the teeth vulnerable to infection and decay. With a dental veneer, you can cover up the damage and protect the tooth.
Improves Damaged Enamel
Cracks and chipping aren’t the only reasons why teeth can get worn out. Enamel can get worn down because of age, bad oral hygiene, chewing tobacco or smoking, consuming acidic foods, stomach acid reflux and more.
A veneer acts as a protective layer between your teeth and corrosive agents.
Gives a Balanced Smile
All smiles are beautiful, but at times, you might feel that your smile has too much ‘gum’ in it. When the size of your gums overwhelms your teeth and appears to occupy most of your smile, it can make your smile look unbalanced.
Veneers can correct the shape and length of your teeth, thereby giving them the proper proportion it needs.
Bring back the brilliance in your smile and confidence in yourself by visiting a Complete Smile. If you are looking for a cost-effective, customised and high-quality treatment to enhance your smile, then choosing dental veneers are the best choice.