Ever wondered how Hollywood actors and actresses get their flawless smiles? If you thought “there’s no way those teeth are real..”, well you’re partially correct. Vivid Dental Surgeons hereby introduces Dental Veneers for you to get your own Hollywood smile.
What is a Dental Veneer?
A Dental Veneer is a thin layer of material that is bonded to the front surface of your teeth. It serves as a protection while enhancing your teeth’s cosmetic appeal.
Types and Veneers Process
Composite and porcelain are the 2 main types of materials used to produce a veneer. Composite veneers can either be applied to your teeth directly or applied “indirectly”—bonded to your teeth after the veneers are custom made in a dental laboratory. Direct composite veneers take only a few hours for you to achieve a long-lasting beautiful smile.
On the other hand, porcelain veneers can only be applied “indirectly” after the custom made process.
For indirect composite and porcelain veneers, the dentist will first make impressions of your teeth by taking x-rays and using moulds. Patients will receive a set of temporary veneers while waiting for the actual custom made veneer to arrive which usually takes up to 3 weeks.
Are Dental Veneers Permanent?
Dental Veneers are not permanent and may need to be replaced. Composite veneers are estimated to last 5-7 years while porcelain veneers are estimated to last 10-15 years on average. The process however, is irreversible as the dentist might shave off 0.3mm-0.5mm of enamel from your tooth to ensure a better fit and overall look.
Still not sure if you should get veneers?
Here are 5 recommendations about Dental Veneers from Vivid Dental Surgeons:
Restoration of Tooth
Dental Veneers can help mend and hide broken and chipped teeth. Not only that, veneers can also be meticulously fabricated to lengthen and shape irregularly shaped teeth. Also, it can help fix small gaps between teeth that are not easily solved with other dental alignment treatments.
Gain a Dazzling White Smile!
Dental Veneers can fix anything from uneven colouring to severe discolouration of teeth (which in some cases cannot be fixed even with whitening). Particularly for porcelain veneers, the colour can be adjusted to make dull and dark teeth look brighter and whiter. Not only that, an added advantage of porcelain veneers is the easy maintenance of your new smile as they are stain resistant.
Natural teeth appearance
Dental Veneers are customized or carefully chosen to suit each patient’s teeth and preference. More often than not, the end result promises a beautiful natural smile that others can’t help but swoon over.
Protection for teeth
Dental Veneers can protect your natural teeth from further damage or decay. The coating effectively prevents food residue getting stuck on the front surface of the tooth which can allow for bacterial growth and infection.
Safe & Painless
Dental Veneers are essentially non-toxic coatings over the teeth which do not hurt your gum. The process of getting them done as described above, is non-intrusive and painless. Shaving off enamel sounds painful but rest assured!! The enamel is made out of dead tissues with no nerve cells therefore, removing a thin layer of the enamel does not hurt.
Even after the veneers are fitted, they do not cause pain or discomfort when engaging in normal activities like eating.
Now that you’ve read more about dental veneers, are you still wondering…
Are Dental Veneers worth it?
The cost of dental veneers can be on the pricey side, ranging from $850 to $2500 depending on an individual’s choice and scenario. But many regard the cost of veneers a price worth paying due to its long-lasting benefits.
Don’t hesitate to contact Vivid Dental Surgeons to schedule your next consultation for dental veneers.
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