The secret to a beautiful smile is confidence. When you are confident with how your teeth look, it shows in your smile. While practicing proper oral hygiene will keep it healthy and strong, dental procedures help create picture-perfect smiles. These procedures include orthodontic treatments and cosmetic dentistry.
Veneers are a popular cosmetic option for people looking to get beautiful teeth fast. With veneers, you’ll get to address discolored, chipped, and broken teeth all at once, giving a full smile transformation.
Our dental team at IBO provides us with information on how veneers are made and its amazing benefits.
What Is A Veneer?
Simply put, a veneer is a layer of material, often ceramic, that’s permanently placed and bonded over a tooth. It could be applied to one tooth or several teeth, depending on an individual’s needs. Veneers can be partial, only covering a part of the tooth or full. Veneers are made specifically to match your teeth’s natural color and the face’s structure.
How Do Veneers Work?
The procedure in having veneers involves several steps. The first is setting up an appointment with your healthcare provider. Your dentist will identify the best course of action for your dental needs and determine whether or not you’re the right fit for veneers. Patients who have gum problems such as gingivitis or cavities are not fit for the procedure. Individuals should address these issues before getting veneers.
This prevents any complications, such as pain and bleeding. The dentist then prepares the teeth by trimming it or removing some of the enamel around it and notes your natural teeth shade. After this, an impression is taken to create a temporary veneer. A pre-cementation evaluation is conducted to ensure the veneer is the right fit and to make the necessary adjustments before permanently bonding it.
Once everything is finalized, the veneer is permanently placed using a bonding agent. You may come back to your dentist for follow-ups and evaluations if further adjustments are required. The whole process takes one to three dental appointments.
The Benefits Of Veneers
Through veneers, you’ll be able to improve your teeth’s structure as well as strengthen it. Placing the veneers in your smile zone, or the most visible area when you smile provides the appearance of alignment- making it aesthetically pleasing. Apart from this, veneers are a great option for patients looking for minimally invasive procedures to fix their smiles.
Since veneers are permanent and durable, they naturally resist tooth decay and, with the right care, are less susceptible to discoloration. When maintained properly, your veneers can last from 10 to 15 years. You will also boost your confidence with your new smile, making it more comfortable to communicate with people and form relationships, especially in professional settings.
Maintaining Your Veneers
Veneers are very easy to maintain. You only need to take care of your veneers, just as you would with your natural teeth. However, it is encouraged to maintain consistent and proper oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily after every meal. Don’t forget to schedule regular appointments with your dentist to keep your oral health in check and the condition of your veneers.
If you have any questions about veneers or if you need any additional information with regards to this procedure, you can always visit our dentists at IBO today.