What are Porcelain Veneers?
Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers, are extra thin shells that are colour matched to your teeth. They are attached to the front surface of your teeth with the goal of enhancing your teeth and smile.
Dental veneers are made from porcelain as this material is able to resist stains and also carry the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.
Veneers are durable and strong, just like natural teeth. This treatment option fits patients who are looking to make slight changes on their teeth shape, size, and colour.
Why Get Veneers?
There are various reasons why you could use a veneer fix.
- Lightening teeth color.
- Fixing worn, chipped, or broken teeth.
- Provides a solution to misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth.
- Getting rid of unsightly gaps between teeth.
Advantages of Porcelain Veneer
Veneers are custom-made for every patient to achieve a likeness to their natural teeth. This makes teeth with veneers hard to differentiate from those without.
Also, the good thing about veneers is that they double as protection against food and drinks that are likely to leave stains on your teeth. They are stain resistant, thanks to advanced dental technology.
Veneers are also less invasive than other treatments. Your natural teeth remain largely intact and only a little alteration is done to ensure that the veneers fit.
Veneer Care Tips
Veneers need to be taken care of as you would for your natural teeth. They need regular brushing and flossing. Grinding, clenching, and chewing on hard food can cause the teeth to chip. Veneers would need to be redone should they chip. Note too that veneers are irreversible as the procedure requires removing a portion of your enamel.
If you’re interested in getting dental veneers and are concerned about the cost, please discuss this with your dentist. At Rundle Dental, we will assist you in looking for the best payment options and plans available.