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Originally Posted On: 7 Important Things You Should Know Before Getting Veneers (eshomdds.com)
Not having a nice set of teeth can make you self-conscious.
Seriously, who doesn’t want a stunning smile?
Although you should feel good about yourself no matter what, we understand that unattractive teeth could affect your confidence.
Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry gives people the opportunity to get the smile they’ve always wanted. Gone are the days of “what you see is what you get”, and anyone can have teeth that look amazing.
Are you thinking about getting veneers, but aren’t sure if they’re right for you? Here are some tips to help you learn more about it:
1. Uses For Veneers
If you’re new to cosmetic dentistry, you might be thinking, “What’s a veneer and how does it differ from braces?”
Well, we’re glad you asked.
The process of getting veneers is pretty straight forward, and they don’t take months or years to correct your teeth.
Furthermore, if your smile requires alterations beyond correcting crooked or gapped teeth, veneers are the answer.
They can instantly change the color of your teeth, restore a chipped tooth, remove gaps, and more. However, braces are only used to straighten teeth. So if your teeth are unsightly individually, make them straight won’t help.
Plus, since veneers fix the issue of crooked teeth and gaps, there’s no need to get braces before veneers.
2. Veneers Fit On Outer Side Your Teeth
Just to be clear, veneers are not to be confused with implants; they are thin porcelain shells that are custom-fitted to match your teeth, much like “stick-on” finger nails.
Once the veneers are sized, they are then bonded to your natural teeth. On the other hand, implants are used to replace severely damaged teeth.
If a tooth has to be taken out, the dentist will remove it and add in an implant or bridge to the open area.
So, just in case you thought the process of getting veneers painful, it’s not.
3. They Don’t Have To Cover All Of Your Teeth
You might be worried about how your smile will look after getting veneers, which is understandable. Most people are afraid that their teeth might look like Chiclets once the procedure is done.
However, it’s important to remember that the veneers are molded to fit the shape of your natural teeth. But if you’re still unsure, we understand.
The good news is, you don’t have to cover all of your choppers with veneers. If there are one or two teeth that need fixing, just focus on those. You can put a shell over any part of your that you want.
For instance, if you have a chipped tooth, the dentist can put one veneer over that tooth and you’ll have a brand new smile.
4. Eating With Veneers Is A Breeze
While enjoying a tasty meal, the last thing you’d want is to lose a tooth.
Luckily, veneers work just as well as natural teeth. You don’t have to worry about avoiding certain foods to prevent splitting or breaking.
Enjoying corn on the cob or an apple should be no problem at all. However, it’s still smart to use caution.
Even your natural teeth could chip while eating, so surely veneers can also. Try not to overdo it by biting things like ice, candy apples, or other hard to chew foods.
5. They Are Permanent
Unlike dentures, you won’t have to take out your veneers and soak them overnight.
Basically, once you put them on, they’re there to stay. If you take good care of them, veneers can last between 10-20 years, which is awesome!
If you’re looking for a permanent solution to your dental problem, this is it.
Obviously, they won’t last you a lifetime, but a few decades sure beats replacing them every few months.
6. Porcelain Veneers Are Stain Resistant
No one wants to get their smile fixed, only to have the solution become a problem. Thankfully, porcelain helps to protect against stains.
However, just as you have to be careful while eating with veneers, you have to do the same with drinking.
Although porcelain is great at resisting stains, it doesn’t mean they won’t become discolored. You shouldn’t worry too much about your veneers becoming discolored, rather treat them like your natural teeth.
If your love indulging in coffee and wine, make sure that you follow a good dental routine.
After all, you want to keep your smile bright, don’t you?
7. Getting Veneers Is Simple
The beautiful thing about the process of getting veneers is that it’s quick and easy. Sure, you’ll have to get them fitted, and they’ll take a little time to get crafted, but that’s it!
When you go in to get your veneers put on, you’ll walk out of our office with a brand new smile.
There aren’t too many procedures out there that can instantly change your look. It’s pretty much a miracle.
Luckily, you won’t have to go through a long, gradual process to get an amazing set of teeth.
Are Veneers Right For You?
We hope this bit of information helps you decide if getting veneers is the right choice for you.
Understandably, undergoing cosmetic dentistry should take as much consideration as any other procedure. Your teeth are a part of your body that you can’t hide, so any changes you make must be thought through carefully.
With that said, we’re here to help you in any way we can. If you’re looking for additional information, contact us for a free in-person or virtual consultation.
Our goal is to make you feel confident from the beginning of your journey with us, all the way to the end.
We look forward to making you smile!