Veneers could be an excellent option for you if your prime concern is improving your smile. Veneers can be fitted in a short space of time and can be custom designed to your specific needs and requirements. Veneers are the best solution, especially if you want to fix your smile with the best that the dental world has to offer.
Veneers can solve multiple common concerns that people usually have about their smile. For Example, gummy smile, poor natural shapes and contours of the teeth, chipped teeth, and discolored teeth. It can also erase any unwanted characteristics with minimal disturbance to the tooth surface.
If you are considering Veneers for yourself, you need to consider the following factors:
- First and important factor is to make sure what you are wanting to achieve from dental veneers so you can discuss this with your dentist. A clear idea in your mind whether it will be covering the cracks in your teeth or improving a gummy smile would benefit the dentist in understanding your esthetic requirement as well as vision.
- The second important factor is to choose from the two types of veneers, porcelain or composite. We will discuss these two types in detail further.
Porcelain Vs Composite
This type of veneers needs little shaping of your natural tooth to replace it with thin porcelain on the top of the tooth. If taken care properly with good dental hygiene this procedure can last up to as high as 20 years. Although this procedure is more expensive than composite veneers (explained below), they will often last more than twice as long which makes it a better investment in the long run. Porcelain/ceramic is a highly used dental material of choice where teeth are discolored to the extent that they do not respond well to tooth whitening or bleaching. Ceramic veneers are often deemed for those who want the best of the world stuff.
As compared to Porcelain veneers these are more sensitive to discoloration and generally last between two to five years. The procedure is relatively simple and does not require any tooth reshaping. It can be directly placed on top of your natural tooth. The process is quite simple, it just needs the resin being put over your tooth while you see and decide the shape and color you would like to wear. This procedure can be completed in just one visit.
As said earlier the most important factor here is to contemplate what do you want to achieve with veneers. As it usually requires shaping of the teeth, which makes it unchangeable therefore it is important to be a hundred percent sure of the appearance you are looking for.