Are you considering dental veneers as a way to improve the look of your smile? If so, you’re not alone! Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available today. But before you make the decision to get veneers, there are some things you need to know. In this blog post, we will discuss what dental veneers are, what they are made of, and how they work. We will also list and describe 5 things you need to know before getting veneers. So if you’re considering dental veneers, be sure to read this blog post first!
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are designed to cover the front surface of your teeth. They are made of porcelain or composite material and are bonded to the front surface of your teeth using a special adhesive. Once in place, they will give your teeth a natural-looking appearance.
Veneers can be used to correct a variety of dental problems, such as misshapen teeth, chipped teeth, stained teeth, and gaps between teeth. Additionally, they are durable and long lasting.
What You Need to Know
Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments because they are able to yield dramatic results with only a minimally-invasive procedure. However, there are a few things that you will want to know before committing to having veneers placed. Here are the five things you need to know before getting veneers:
They are Permanent
Once veneers are placed, they cannot be removed. Thus, it is important to be sure that you are ready for this commitment before having the procedure done. Veneers are a permanent treatment because the front surface of your tooth will need to be shaved down in order to place the veneer. This permanently alters the shape and size of your tooth, meaning that veneers will always be necessary to maintain a normal appearance and protect the tooth.
They Can Be Damaged
Veneers are made of a strong and durable material, but they can still be damaged. Porcelain veneers are stronger than composite veneers, however both types of veneers can chip or break if they are not properly cared for. Additionally, veneers can become loose over time and may need to be replaced.
They are Stain Resistant
One of the biggest benefits of dental veneers is that they are highly stain resistant. Veneers are made of porcelain, which does not absorb stains like natural teeth do. However, it is still important to brush and floss regularly as well as visit your dentist for regular cleanings.
You Can Go Too White
When choosing the color of your veneers, it is important to choose a shade that looks natural. While many people think that white is best color, this is not always the case. If you go too white, your veneers will stick out like a sore thumb and will look fake. Be sure to consult with your dentist to choose the best color for you.
You Don’t Need a Mouthful
One common misconception about dental veneers is that you need a mouthful in order to achieve the desired results. This is simply not true! In fact, most people only get veneers on their upper teeth or only on their front teeth. Veneers on the bottom teeth or in the back of the mouth are not as common because they do not show as much when you smile.
In this blog post, we have discussed what dental veneers are, what they are made of, and how they work. We have also listed and described five things you need to know before getting veneers. Veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment that can yield dramatic results; however, they are not right for everyone. Be sure to consult with your dentist to see if veneers are the best treatment option for you. Thanks for reading!
Dr. Gerald Sisko graduated from Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1987. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, and the Akron Dental Society where he is currently holding a council position. He has had the honor and distinction of being awarded “TOP DENTIST” in Akron and Cleveland as well as Northeast Ohio for the last several consecutive years.