Porcelain veneers--often referred to as dental veneers--can dramatically improve your appearance and smile overnight. Discolored, chipped ,and uneven teeth can all be covered with a high-quality porcelain veneer, and the procedure is an easy one. Read on for five great reasons to get porcelain veneers today and regain your confidence.
During your initial dental consultation, you'll be offered a wide range of colors from which to choose. Veneers aren't necessarily meant to match the natural color of your teeth. In fact, one of the most popular reasons for getting a veneer is the ability to cover darkened or stained teeth with a thin layer that is substantially whiter. As an added bonus, you never have to worry about your veneer becoming as dark as the teeth it covers--all modern veneers are resistant to any type of staining.
Having a veneer in place isn't as uncomfortable as it might seem. In fact, most patients never have to have their natural teeth altered prior to the veneer being put in place. Even if they do, the alternations are almost always minimal. Veneers are made of such light material that they look and feel just like natural teeth, so there's none of the discomfort of dentures, with all the benefits of having perfect teeth.
Another prominent concern of those who find themselves prime candidates for veneers is that the maintenance required is just too overwhelming. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Veneers not only look and feel like natural teeth, but they can also be maintained as such. Brush your veneers to prevent staining with fluoride toothpaste, remember to floss every day, and you'll have no problems. A follow-up visit soon after your veneer is put in place is usually required, but beyond that, maintenance is minimal.
4. Single-Tooth Options
The high cost of a full-mouth veneer is one thing that often deters people from even considering the possibility of getting a veneer. But getting a veneer for a single tooth is completely doable and far less expensive than getting every tooth covered. Just as a full-mouth veneer is customized for every individual, so too is a single-tooth veneer.
Veneers can last for several years--decades even--so there's no reason to worry that you'll have to replace them every year or two. Modern veneers made with the latest technology and materials can last for up to twenty years.
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