A set of white perfect teeth help to boost and improve your smile. Your smile in turn helps to build your confidence and self-esteem. However, maintaining a white, perfect set of teeth requires excellent dental hygiene and dental habits. This is because a lot of dental defects can arise as a result of improper care of the teeth, abuse of the teeth, and accidents. These defects destroy your facial aesthetics, corrupt your smile, and can even have adverse effects on your dental health.
Tooth defects that can arise as a result of improper care, abuse, and accidents include discoloration of the teeth, cracked, chipped, broken, crowded, misshapen, uneven, and misaligned teeth. To fix these defects and restore your smile you might have to undergo several cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that deals with the improvement of the appearance of the teeth, gums, and bite. Cosmetic dentistry helps to repair and restore the teeth to the condition they should be. To fix these teeth defects listed above, you would have to go for a teeth whitening procedure and various orthodontic procedures. These procedures can be expensive, time-consuming, and stressful. However, there is a single procedure in cosmetic dentistry that can help to fix these defects. This procedure can be done in a single visit to your dentist. This cosmetic dentistry procedure is dental veneers.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin layers of tooth-colored material used to cover the teeth to improve their appearance and fix defects. Dental veneers can be used to fix defects ranging from discolored teeth, misaligned teeth to crowded, uneven, chipped, broken, and misshapen teeth. Even amazing is their ability to fix these numerous defects in a single procedure thereby saving you money, time, and energy. Dental veneers can be gotten by anyone. It is suitable for both kids, adults, and anybody cleared by a dental professional to have them. It is a long-lasting solution for people with cosmetic dental concerns, and people who have tried other dental cosmetic procedures but have failed.
Dental veneers come in different types according to the materials used in making them. This also makes them vary in cost, lifespan, and procedure. There are two major types of dental veneers and they are porcelain veneers and composite veneers.
Porcelain veneers are made out of porcelain materials. They give the best imitation of the natural color of your teeth and they are very durable. They last longer than other types of veneers. They are also tooth-friendly as they do not harm your gum and its surrounding tissues. Porcelain veneers are also stain-resistant, smooth, and give little or no tolerance for dental plaques with proper dental care. However, they are expensive and require a lengthy procedure.
Composite veneers are made from resin composite materials. The material used in bonding composite veneers can be used in making them tooth-colored. Composite veneers are relatively strong and durable and require only a single visit to a dentist to get fixed. They are also easy to repair in case of wear and tear, and they give a natural look. Composite veneers are less expensive than porcelain veneers, however, they are weaker and do not last as long as porcelain veneers. They are also prone to stain.
Fitting dental veneers require some adjustment to the tooth’s enamel. Your tooth surface must be reshaped equal to the thickness of the veneers. This requires part of your tooth’s enamel to be trimmed off. After the trimming, your teeth are cleaned, polished, and roughened to allow better bonding of the veneers to them. The veneers are then applied to your teeth and ultraviolet light can be used to quicken the hardening process.
A dental veneer procedure is permanent and cannot be reversed. Therefore, you should opt for laminate veneers if you are unsure about having your teeth enamel trimmed off.
The cost of dental veneers depends on the type of material used, the number of veneers gotten, and your dentist.
Averagely, a single dental veneer can cost anywhere between $400 to $2500 depending on the type of veneer it is.