Your smile provides your first impression on others. It is important for you to feel confident in your smile. In addition to good oral hygiene and health, dentists are able to provide you with cosmetic dentistry options if you are unhappy with the way that your teeth look. Orthodontics, tooth bleaching or whitening, and veneers are all possible treatments that help to transform your smile. Dental veneers in particular are a popular choice. Here are four reasons to get dental veneers if you want to improve your smile:
Veneers improve the appearance of your teeth
Porcelain veneers address a variety of issues that you may have with your teeth. Veneers are used to fill in gaps between teeth that cannot be fully addressed by orthodontics, or that do not require extensive orthodontics. They can also be used to help improve the appearance of misshapen or cracked teeth. Additionally, veneers are very stain-resistant and they are a good choice if you want to have a smile with whiter teeth.
Veneers help protect weakened teeth
In addition to improving the appearance of your teeth, veneers can also be used to help improve your oral health. Veneers are often used to cover damaged teeth. They can be used to cover teeth that have been weakened by a crack or chip. Since veneers are highly durable, they are able to take some of the pressure from chewing and grinding the damaged tooth. Depending on the extent of the damage to the tooth, your dentist may also suggest getting a crown in addition to the veneer to maximize the benefits.
Veneers are long-lasting and easy to care for
With the proper care, veneers can last 15 years or longer. That makes veneers a worthy investment. Caring for your veneers is as simple as caring for your other natural teeth. Brush your teeth and veneers with a non-abrasive toothpaste and a toothbrush with soft bristles. You should also continue to floss daily. Consult with your dentist to find out the best way to floss your teeth in order to maintain your veneers. You should also continue regular visits with your dentist to have your oral health evaluated.
Veneers can be applied in two visits
Getting veneers is a simple process that is typically accomplished in two visits with your dentist. Following your consultation, your dentist reshapes your damaged teeth and fits temporary veneers over them. At your next visit, your dentist applies the customized permanent veneers. From there, you will have a healthy and beautiful smile you will be proud to share.