Why You Should Consider Getting Veneers for Teeth

Posted on: August 16, 2018

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Veneers for teeth can help you get the perfect smile you have always dreamed of. There is no need to always hide your smile just because you are not happy with the way it looks.

Teeth are a big part of a person's appearance, and this can affect how someone feels about themselves. People with healthy-looking smiles tend to be more confident and sociable while those with damaged teeth often find themselves feeling reluctant to smile. Having unsightly teeth also comes with many negative connotations like being dirty or irresponsible.

Thanks to veneers for teeth, it is now possible for anyone to have the perfect set of teeth they have always dreamed off.

What are veneers for teeth?

These are wafer-thin dental devices that are used to cover the front of teeth. They are made from materials like ceramics and porcelain, and they are virtually impossible to detect once they are fitted.

Veneers are used to address a variety of dental issues like:

  • Chipped, cracked or fractured teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Stained and discolored teeth
  • Irregular or misaligned teeth

Why people get veneers

Veneers are a permanent solution that can last up to 15 years with proper oral care. These dental prosthetics immediately restore a person's smile and make it appear perfect.

Other benefits of getting veneers include:

  • They are virtually impossible to detect and the look and feel just like real teeth
  • Veneers are often made out of materials like ceramics and porcelain that are resistant to stains
  • It improves the alignment of a person's smile without any orthodontic treatments
  • Veneers are safe for the gums

What to expect when getting veneers

Getting veneers installed is a straightforward procedure. It can be done in a single visit to the dentist if CEREC technology is available. During the treatment, the dentist will take a digital impression of the patient's mouth, and that is used to create the customized veneers. The patient gets to choose the shape and shade of the veneers. The dimensions are then typically sent to a lab where the prosthetic is made.

During the installation, the dentist will remove a small portion of the teeth enamel. This is done to ensure the veneers do not make the patient's teeth appear larger than usual. The veneers are then attached to the front of the patient's teeth using dental cement.

There is no recovery period after getting veneers, but the patient might experience tooth sensitivity for a few days.

Taking care of veneers

Taking care of teeth that have been covered with veneers is no different than taking care of regular teeth. Patients are advised to brush twice a day, floss daily and visit the dentist at least twice a year. Doing this is often enough to make them last for up to 15 years, especially if the patient avoids bad habits like grinding teeth or chewing on hard substances like ice.

We are here to answer all your veneer questions! Contact us today. 

Not feeling good about the appearance of your smile? Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists today!

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Cornerstone Dental Group, request an appointment in our Westford dental office here: https://smilewestford.com. Or call us at (978) 364-3003.