Tooth veneers can help you get your bright smile back

December 1, 2013

Veneers are affordable and give you the possibility of reclaiming a brighter smile, almost instantly. Why do without?

Tooth veneers can help you get your bright smile back

Many people are afraid to show their teeth when they smile because they’re ashamed of tooth discolouration. Thankfully, there are several solutions to help them find their smile once again, and veneers are among the most accessible.

What are veneers?

Veneers are a solution to problems such as tooth discolouration (a front tooth, especially), a tooth that is worn down, chipped, or broken, or a tooth that has a slight malformation.

  • A veneer is a wafer-thin sheath that covers the front surface of a tooth.
  • Veneers are used mainly to improve the appearance of the teeth, and their immediate effect is highly appreciated.
  • Unlike crowns, which cover the entire surface of the tooth, veneers are only bonded to the front of the tooth.
  • The process, which requires only a small anesthetic, causes very little, or no pain at all.
  • The lifespan of a veneer varies according to the conditions it is exposed to, but the technique is considered to be long-lasting and a patient could easily keep a veneer for more than ten years.

Getting veneers

  1. Make an appointment with your dentist. After evaluating your situation, he or she will be able to let you know if you are a good candidate for veneers. If there is too much damage to your teeth or if you grind your teeth during your sleep, you may have to look at some other solutions your dentist may recommend.
  2. Talk to your dentist about the choices that are available to you. Although porcelain veneers give excellent results and are the most often used, ceramic or composite options are also available. Because the price of materials varies, some patients may have the opportunity to transform their smile at a lesser cost.
  3. Prepare for your veneers. After you both agree on the treatment, your dentist will prepare the teeth by etching them in preparation for the bonding material that will hold the veneers in place on the front of the teeth. An impression of your teeth must also be made and sent to the laboratory that will be making the veneers.
  4. And at last, the time has come to change your smile. After the teeth have been professionally cleaned, the veneers are bonded to the teeth with a specially formulated cement compound.
  5. Don’t hesitate to ask all your questions concerning the maintenance of your veneers. Unless it has been otherwise specified, you will have to brush and floss daily, just as you would with your natural teeth.

Of course, a new smile will require some time for you to adapt. Not only will you have to get used to this new feeling, you will also need to get used to the many compliments you receive!

And you might be surprised at just how often you find yourself smiling. If there is one thing that veneers can improve, it’s your self-confidence and desire to smile.

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