Few things point to a person’s self-confidence as well as a bold and beautiful smile. Therefore, it’s not surprising to see the recent surge in the popularity of cosmetic dentistry solutions like veneers. Veneers are increasingly being used to conceal imperfections on natural teeth. But since they are a permanent fix, are they worth it? Let’s dig a little deeper and find out.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin ceramic caps that mimic the appearance of natural enamel, which is the outer covering of your tooth. Each veneer is custom-made to match each tooth’s unique shape and appearance. It’s permanently bonded to the front surface of each tooth to cover any imperfection it may have.
Are They a Permanent Cosmetic Solution?
Yes. To ensure a perfect fit, a tiny layer of enamel is usually removed from the front of each tooth before placing a veneer. Since veneers replace your enamel, this process is irreversible. They are also bonded to your teeth using strong dental cement, ensuring they are in place for a long time.
So, Are They a Good Idea?
Veneers are an excellent cosmetic solution for your teeth. They are non-porous and stain-resistant, meaning they won’t discolor over time like natural enamel. Thus, they are easy to maintain with regular brushing and flossing. Furthermore, they work exceptionally well in correcting and camouflaging other tooth defects like chips, cracks, gaps, and minor misalignments. And while we recommend that you replace them every ten years or so, you’ll have plenty of time to showcase your beautiful smile.
Overall, the best way to know whether veneers are the right option for you is to learn more about them. Contact us if you’d like to discuss whether veneers are a good option for you.