If you think your teeth could do with some aesthetic improvement, veneers are one of the best options for you.
People usually think of teeth whitening when wanting to improve the appearance of their teeth, but few think about getting veneers, which are actually a better option. Veneers help capture that perfect Hollywood smile, which in turn will get you plenty of compliments and boost your confidence. Veneers are also a great option to repair damaged teeth.
The process is simple. A thin layer of restorative material is laid over your tooth’s surface. This veneer is made of either composite or porcelain. Most people opt for the latter as it has a better aesthetic appearance.
Here are some commonly asked questions about veneers:
1. How long do they last?
When it comes to teeth whitening, it needs to be done regularly. When it comes to veneers however, they can last from 10 to 30 years as long as there are no accidents in between and they are fitted well. The bonding agents used to attach veneers have improved greatly since the time they were first introduced. Spending less time in a dentist’s chair is an added bonus here!
2. What if you don’t like them?
If veneers are not made properly, they can feel thick and uncomfortable. In this case, you should let your dentist know immediately so it can be corrected. This is rare but if it happens, act immediately.
3. Do veneers damage teeth?
Veneers were designed to actually correct damage to teeth by covering worn edges, stained teeth and small gaps. With veneers you do not have to tolerate yellow teeth, gaps and crooked teeth. Veneers help shape teeth and make them appear uniform in color.
4. The cost
Porcelain veneers cost a bit more than composite ones but they also look and feel better. The smile you are waiting to have will cost you as little as $200 a month with zero interest. So whether you are spending $1000 to $2000 per tooth, your dentist will always have flexible payment plans for you.
Veneers are the thing for you if you want to make your smile look better. Sit back in the dentist’s chair and enjoy the ride, the results will be worth it. Talk to us at Toothworks!