Are you dealing with a chipped or damaged tooth? Hesitate to show off your smile due to discoloured teeth?
Instead of hiding away your smile, there’s always a better solution.
Our cosmetic dentists in Armadale will help you restore your teeth and enhance your smile with our range of cosmetic solutions, one of which you might be familiar with: a thin porcelain layer called a veneer.
Are dental veneers worth it?
Veneers are a type of cosmetic dental treatment that can restore, enhance, and improve your smile by hiding tooth damage.
Veneers improve the physical appearance of your tooth, especially when there are:
- Missing or broken teeth
- Signs of decay
- Signs of discolouration
- Gaps between your teeth
- Crooked or uneven teeth
Is there a difference between veneers and crowns?
Veneers are a cosmetic solution that provide long-term solutions to teeth that cannot be corrected with orthodontics or teeth whitening.
A veneer is different from dental crowns in Armadale as the latter is usually used to replace the whole part of a tooth that has been weakened or damaged.
This is in contrast to veneers, which are a thin layer of porcelain designed to cover a particular side or surface of the tooth – most commonly, the front part.
However, all cosmetic and restorative dental treatments – from crowns to implants and veneers – differ in regards to the particular part of the tooth they address as well as the extent of damage.
What are the pros and cons of dental veneers?
Restoring your smile and gaining a beautiful, natural look are the two main benefits of veneers. In addition to that, there are a couple of other advantages.
Helps you maintain a bright, white smile
The food you eat, beverages you drink, and general lifestyle can lead to yellow and stained teeth.
An additional benefit of veneers is that they’re stain resistant. So if you struggle to maintain a bright, white smile, veneers might be the solution you’ve been looking for!
Prevents further enamel damage
The high acidic content of food and drink are some of the most common causes behind weakened enamel. Teeth grinding and acid reflux can also damage enamel.
And while enamel is tough, it cannot grow back.
Acting as a protective shield, veneers can protect your teeth (and in particular, your enamel) from further damage. The result is stronger teeth and a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
Effective in fixing minor cosmetic problems
Veneers are one area of cosmetic dentistry in Armadale that is very effective in fixing minor cosmetic problems such as:
- Misaligned teeth
Veneers correct and restore the surface of your teeth, restoring their natural look.
There are also some drawbacks that you should be aware of before you invest in veneers.
Increases tooth sensitivity
Some patients report a higher sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. In many instances, these symptoms subside, however it’s still something to consider.
While not necessarily a drawback, it’s still something you need to be aware of. Veneers are usually permanent in nature and structure.
Before fitting your new veneers, your cosmetic dentist in Armadale may need to chip off and shave down the outer layer of your teeth before placement. Removing enamel is permanent and irreversible.
What happens when you get veneers?
Since there are two types of veneers, porcelain and resin-based, your dental veneer procedure will differ slightly.
For resin-based veneers, dentists prepare, clean and reshape the teeth before adding adhesive and carefully adding the veneer.
Once the veneers are hardened, your dentist will smooth and polish the veneers to ensure they look natural and bright.
Before veneers can be shaped, your teeth need to be prepared.
This involves removing thin layers of your tooth’s enamel and using a mould to shape the tooth. Using this mould, your veneers are created. In the meantime, while waiting for your permanent veneers, your dentist might use a temporary veneer.
Upon your next visit, your dentist will fit your new veneers and see if any adjustments need to be made.
How long does a veneer procedure take?
It usually takes two visits over a couple of weeks to complete the whole process from:
- Initial dental consultation
- Cleaning, preparing, and reshaping the tooth
- Placement of temporary veneers
- Waiting for the permanent veneers
- Final placement and adjustment of veneers
- Follow up appointments (if required)
Need a cosmetic dental solution for your teeth?
Contact our dentist in Armadale today!
Schedule an appointment with your dentist in Armadale, who can determine the right restorative dental solution for your teeth.
Dental Care Group provides a range of cosmetic and dental treatments that repairs and restores your damaged and decayed teeth.
If you’re embarrassed of your smile, we invite you to book an appointment at our dental clinic in Armadale to find out more about our range of cosmetic procedures and to discover which one might be best suited to your needs.
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