Having imperfections in your teeth can be a drawback in a number of ways.
For one, because your teeth aren’t as pearly white, even, aligned, or regularly spaced as those of the models you see in toothpaste commercials, you become hesitant to flash a full, confident smile for fear of other people’s negative reactions.
Secondly, you may experience difficulty in speaking or eating, or you may feel constant pain because of your chipped, worn down or gapped teeth.
And thirdly, being self-conscious or fearful of visits to the dentist means that you are missing out on different experiences that having a healthy mouth can bring, like being more socially active and able to enjoy all kinds of food and drink without worrying about your teeth.
There’s a solution you can try
There’s certainly no reason for you to endure your far-from-perfect dental condition for the rest of your life. A visit to a helpful, friendly and seasoned dentist will help you discover a wide range of dental treatments and devices that can easily solve your specific problem. One such solution to consider is the application of dental veneers.
Dental veneers are custom-made wafer-thin shells made of a tooth-colored material that can cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. Made from either resin composite materials or porcelain, veneers are effective in changing the shape, length, size or color of teeth, so they work precisely to eliminate discoloration, fix the alignment or irregular shape of the teeth, remedy broken areas, and close gaps between teeth.
Of course, before you decide to get dental veneers pros and cons must be considered to ensure that you’re getting the best available procedure for your particular dental dilemma.
Veneers have a very natural appearance, so they are excellent in improving your smile. They resist stains well so discoloration is kept at bay. The porcelain variety is best for comfort because your gums are able to tolerate the material well. And you won’t have to worry that the dentist will be altering your teeth to much because veneers don’t require extensive shaping of the teeth before they are applied.
Keep in mind that although veneers look natural, they may not be made to have the exact same color as your other teeth, so if you need to whiten your existing teeth to match the veneer, you need to undergo the whitening procedure first. Veneers can crack or get chipped, and if that happens, they cannot be repaired; the process of applying veneers is also not reversible. Know that teeth with veneers can still decay. In addition, it is not advisable to bite or chew on hard objects when you have veneers because they can dislodge and fall off; in relation to this, people who grind or clench their teeth may not be good candidates for getting veneers. And lastly, veneers can be more expensive compared to composite resin bonding.
When the health of your mouth is at stake, it’s best to make a careful study of the available options so you can get the best quality treatment or device to address your condition. Speak to an established dentist who can determine whether you stand to receive more benefits by getting veneers to resolve your dental problems.