If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, veneers may be a good solution for you. Veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment that can improve the look of your smile in as little as two appointments. But before you decide to get veneers, there are some things you should know. In this blog post, we will discuss more about what veneers are and how they work, as well as 5 things you need to know before getting veneers.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are designed to cover the front surface of your teeth. They are made of porcelain or composite material and are bonded to your natural teeth with a special adhesive. Veneers can be used to correct a variety of dental concerns including chips, cracks, gaps, and misshapen teeth.
Now that you know more about what veneers are and how they work, here are the five things you need to know before getting veneers:
They are permanent
Once veneers are placed, they cannot be removed. This is because the veneers are bonded to your natural teeth with a special adhesive and because your natural teeth will need to be altered to allow the veneers to fit. This means that you will need to be sure that you are ready for this commitment before getting veneers.
They can be damaged
Veneers are made of a durable material, however they can still be damaged when exposed to excess force. Be sure to avoid biting your nails, chewing on hard objects, and using your teeth as tools to avoid damaging your veneers.
They are stain resistant
One of the benefits of veneers is that they are resistant to staining since they are not porous like tooth enamel. However, this does not mean that your veneers will never stain. Be sure to brush and floss regularly and avoid foods and drinks that can cause staining.
You can go too white
When choosing the color of your veneers, it is important to avoid going too white. Veneers that are too white can look fake and unnatural. Choose a color that is close to your natural tooth color for the best results. Your dentist can help you choose an ideal shade.
You don’t need a mouthful
Veneers are primarily placed on the front teeth, so you don’t need to get veneers on all of your teeth to achieve a beautiful smile. In fact, many people choose to only get veneers on their top teeth. Some people may only get a couple of veneers, but this can still improve the look of your smile.
In this blog post, we discussed more about what veneers are and how they work. We also listed and described five things you need to know before getting veneers. If you are considering getting veneers, be sure to consult with a qualified cosmetic dentist to discuss your options. They will be able to help you decide if veneers are the right choice for you and create a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs.
Dr. Admar holds dual certificates — a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2010 from India and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2014 from Canada. He is now a full time practicing dentist in Kamloops where he provides a variety of services, including emergency dentistry. Dr. Admar spends hundreds of hours in continued dental education to stay up to date in cosmetic and implant dentistry and he has achieved several advanced qualifications.