Is your confidence suffering as one or more of your teeth are damaged? Or are you looking to improve the appearance of your discoloured or misaligned teeth? Dental veneers could be what you are looking for.
What should you know about dental veneers?
Dental veneers are custom made, wafer-thin shells of tooth-like material designed to cover the outer surface of your teeth and improve the appearance of your smile. They are bound adhesively to the surface of your tooth, to cover any cracks, chips or other deformations. Dental veneers are also often used to improve the appearance of discoloured or misaligned teeth.
Dental veneers are made of porcelain or resin composite materials. Both materials serve the same purpose; however they differ in material resistance, porosity and therefore price. Porcelain veneers better resemble the natural tooth and are much stronger, therefore last longer. Resin composite material veneers, on the other hand, are less expensive, but they are also more porous making them more likely to discolour over time.
If you are considering veneers, one of our dentists will help you decide which type is right for your particular needs.
What are the benefits of dental veneers?
Immediately improve the cosmetic and structural dental issues
Provide least invasive restorative treatment
Give a natural tooth appearance
Are custom made, to address all desired improvements, both in color and shape
Are stain resistant and well tolerated by the gum tissue (porcelain veneer)
Strengthen your teeth by up to 98 percent, and last up to 20 years (porcelain veneer)
Veneers or Whitening?
Depending on the number of treated teeth and the reason for treatment, other methods could also be considered. If you are looking to improve the appearance of mildly discolored teeth, you can choose teeth whitening as the initial treatment. This is less invasive procedures, that does not require any alterations to the structure of the teeth. Furthermore, if no structural damage is done, and you are looking to improve the alignment of your teeth, teeth whitening can be coupled with Invisalign, to deliver desired results.