Are your discolored and chipped teeth a cause of concern for you? Do you find yourself hiding your smile in social settings? If the answer is a “yes”, then you probably have considered scheduling an appointment with a cosmetic dentist to do something about it.
Dental veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures that can be seamlessly used to treat discolored, crooked, or chipped teeth. However, before you rush to our dental office, there are some things you should consider before opting for dental veneers. Read ahead as we shed light on everything you need to know before signing up for dental veneers.
Choose a certified cosmetic dentist
Dental veneers need skilled professionals; otherwise, the end results can be disastrous. It’s an elegant procedure and requires dexterous hands. Therefore, look at a dentist’s credentials and ask for before and after photos of treated cases before opting for dental veneers.
Types of Veneers
Veneers can be made from porcelain or composite resins. Each material comes with its own sets of advantages and disadvantages. Talk to your dentist and let them know your requirements, and they will help you choose the best treatment.
Veneers are not needed for all the teeth
Veneers are generally given on front teeth or teeth that are visible when you smile. Veneers are not needed on the back teeth and may not be advised.
Dental Veneers are permanent
Porcelain dental veneers require tooth preparation and are fixed to the front surface of your teeth. Veneers are a permanent procedure, and once fixed, you won’t be able to back out of or go back to living without veneers.
Your original teeth are still there
Veneers do not need any tooth extraction. You can get the smile you desire without parting your way with your natural teeth.
Cost of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are a cosmetic procedure, and it’s an optional treatment. Veneers are an expensive treatment option for many reasons, such as materials involved, quality, tools and professional expertise, and the cost of treatment should be discussed beforehand.
Maintaining good oral hygiene
If you wish to retain your newly acquired gorgeous smile for the long haul, then it’s vital to maintain good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day, floss, and rinse properly to ensure no debris or plaque accumulation takes place on your teeth.
Dental veneers can stain over a period of time. Smoking, drinking excessive caffeine, or consuming highly pigmented foods may alter the color of your veneers, especially composite veneers, after some time. Therefore, brushing properly and rinsing after every meal becomes essential.
You can ask for temporary veneers
Before final placement, your dentist will deliver trial veneers to check for their shape, size, color, and bite. This also helps you in analyzing how your smile will look post-treatment.
Veneers are not for everyone
Veneers should not be placed in the presence of an active oral infection or untreated dental cavities. At our dental clinic, we ensure these problems are addressed before advising our patients about veneers.
If you have any more questions or wish to schedule an appointment with us at The Elegant Smile, please reach out to us. Our team of friendly and exceptional dental professionals will be there to assist you in your journey to an impeccable smile.