Posted on: 13 June 2022
If you are not happy with how you look when you smile, you may wonder if your dentist can truly make a difference. After all, you may not want to go through any invasive procedures or have any replacement teeth if you can help it, but you may want to take some action to improve matters. In this case, perhaps you should consider dental veneers, but what are these, and how should you proceed?
Simple and Less Invasive Solution
In the modern era, a dentist may have several options to suggest to you following an initial evaluation. However, dental veneers are certainly a relatively simple and less invasive approach.
What Is a Veneer?
A veneer is simply a thin layer of material that is placed on top of your existing teeth. It is designed to hide any damage or improve the look of misshapen or stained teeth. Veneers are usually placed on the canines and incisors (or the teeth which are most obvious when you smile). Each one is custom-crafted for the particular tooth on which it will sit, and its colour can be varied so that it looks as natural as possible when in place.
These veneers are usually made from porcelain (although they can also be made from a resin composite).
The porcelain veneers are probably the hardiest and should require less maintenance. The dentist may need to remove a certain amount of the existing enamel to make sure that they fit correctly, but once in place, these veneers are intended to be permanent. They should last you for quite a long time with the proper care.
You will also get a great outcome if you choose some veneers made from composite resin. In this case, the dentist may not need to remove any enamel during the initial consultation, so the results may even be reversible in the future.
In every case, the veneers will improve the appearance of your teeth and can change the shade so that it is more desirable. You may no longer be self-conscious when you are out in public or be tempted to hold your hand in front of your mouth when you smile.
Your journey towards a more attractive smile begins with an initial appointment. Get in touch with your dentist today, and they will give you the right advice and plan your course of treatment accordingly.Share