Are you considering dental restorations to help improve the appearance and function of your smile? Dental veneers or Lumineers may be the right choice for you. Our Collingwood dentists list five reasons you may want to consider this option.
What are veneers & Lumineers®?
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made porcelain slices made to fit the shape of your tooth. They are bonded to the fronts of your teeth in order to change the appearance of your smile. Lumineers are a type of dental veneer that is so thin they can typically be placed while removing little to none of the natural tooth structure.
Your dentist will begin by taking an impression of your teeth, which will be used to create your custom veneers. The veneers will then be bonded to the fronts of your natural teeth. Dental veneers imitate the translucency of natural teeth, so they look and feel like natural teeth.
Why should I consider getting dental veneers?
1. Dental veneers can help to restore your smile – and protect your teeth.
Dental veneers can help restore the appearance and function of your smile. They can also protect the surface of your teeth from discolouration or damage, and hide stains that are unable to be removed with teeth whitening.
2. Veneers can help resolve a number of dental issues.
Dental veneers can be used to alter the appearance of your smile by helping to improve the colour and shape of your existing teeth. They can be an ideal way to correct spacing, sizing, alignment, erosion and chipping issues.
3. When cared for properly, dental veneers can last many years.
Porcelain veneers generally last longer than composite resin restorations. On average, veneers last about 15 years. However, depending on a few key factors such as how well they are cared for, they may last 20 years or more!
Maintaining a rigorous oral hygiene routine at home and visiting your dentist twice yearly for checkups and cleanings will help to extend the life of your veneers.
4. Dental veneers are less intrusive than other restoration options.
Thin porcelain veneers are a less invasive alternative to dental crowns. They also don’t require as much reshaping of your teeth.
5. You can have veneers on multiple teeth.
You can choose to have veneers on a single tooth, or many at a time. If you have a tooth that has become discoloured or misshapen due to injury, you may only require one veneer to restore your smile. Some patients who want to change the way all of their teeth look may choose to have more done.
Bonus: Veneers & Lumineers are a cost-effective option.
Dental veneers are a common dental restoration partly because of their cost-effectiveness. Depending on your dental issue and which type of veneers you choose, the cost of veneers may make more economical sense for you long-term than other dental restoration options.
Dental veneers can be an ideal restoration option for some looking to improve the appearance of their smile, but they may not be right for everyone. The only way to know if dental veneers will work for you is to see your dentist for a consultation.