If you can choose to carve your teeth to a perfectly aligned set, you probably would have done it long ago. With all of the new innovations for dental cosmetics, dental veneers created hope for those who wanted to have instantly perfect teeth. It makes your teeth perfect in color, shape and alignment. With its porcelain surface, the texture looks like a real tooth. This is the reason why most celebrities opted for dental veneers over other cosmetic procedures.
What is dental veneer?
Dental veneers are porcelain chips which are thin and are fabricated to fit perfectly on the surface of your teeth. They provide new appearance to your teeth’s shape, color and also length. They are bonded onto the surface to cover the unsightly appearance of your permanent teeth.
There are two kinds of dental veneers, the porcelain and the resin. Between these two types, the porcelain veneer is stain resistant. It can also reflect light much like natural teeth. The advantage of resin over the porcelain is that it requires only one appointment where as porcelain takes 2 visits. Another advantage for the resin is the cost; it is less expensive than the porcelain but it does not last as long. So in this case you have to decide if the upfront cost is more important to you or the cost of replacing it in the future.
When do you need to have dental veneers?
There are several reasons why you would want to get dental veneers. Here are the most common teeth conditions that need masking:
If you have problems regarding teeth discoloration, shape, alignment and spacing, dental veneers can be your best solution. Ask your dentist about it. He or she will be very glad to tell you the pros and cons of having it. You will get to know more about the benefits of dental veneers and other cosmetic dental treatments you may want to take advantage of.
By Ladan Zinati