The first thing people notice when you smile is your front teeth. This means that if they have discolouration, or worn down, chipped or broken, misaligned, and irregularly shaped, your smile would suffer, and so would your self-confidence. The solution would be to apply dental veneers.
What are Dental Veneers?
A makeup foundation you apply on your face to cover up freckles and dark spots is to skin as dental veneers is to teeth. The only difference with dental veneers is that they cover up flaws in your front teeth more permanently.
In other words, dental veneers enhance your front teeth. Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells bonded to your front teeth using a special glue to change their colour, shape, size or length. They can consist either of porcelain or plastic. Porcelain veneers are a little expensive than plastic, but they resist stains better and resemble real teeth. On the other hand, plastic veneers may suffer colour fading or yellowing after a period.
Dental veneers, Glasgow-based botanicsdentalcare.co.uk notes, happens in the span of three visits. The first visit would primarily be consultation that includes assessing the damage on your front teeth, and other proposed alternatives. The second trip would be to customise your dental veneers. Finally, the last is to apply the veneers.
Diagnosis and Treatment
To get the desired result, your active participation in the treatment plan is necessary. Your dentist will examine your teeth to check which dental veneers are appropriate for you. The dentist typically discusses what the procedure involves and its limitations, and take X-rays and impressions of your mouth and teeth.
Like a coat of paint, veneers need regular check-up and maintenance. Veneers generally last between 5 and 10 years. After this time, see your dentist to ask if your veneers need replacement.