Veneers are basically thin layers of porcelain that are used to laminate the teeth. Dental veneers are more frequently used to brighten or whiten teen and enhance the smile of the patient as well as improve their overall look. In some cases, veneers can be used to make the teeth look straight. Veneers are usually custom made based on the thickness, color, angle, pits, and indentations of the patient’s teeth. The goal is to get the perfect match and the perfect fit for the patient.
Veneers may be classified as a cosmetic dental procedure but for some people, living with imperfections such as discoloration, staining, spaces, chips, and cracks is not always an easy thing. It can affect the way you look and the way you feel about yourself. It can also have an impact on your personal and social life.
When it comes to dental treatments, most people hesitate to take action because of the costs involved and their perception of pain. Before you dismiss your dental issue, it is important that you discuss all the possibilities and treatment options with your dentist. There are solutions, and every solution may not be as expensive as you think. Dentists do not want you to suffer, and their goal is to always provide pain-free solutions. Talk to a dentist today to find out how you can improve your oral health.
How Do Veneers Help Your Smile?
- Repair any minor imperfections in the tooth
- Cover up any minor defects in the tooth
- Cover up any staining on the tooth or hide discoloration
- Narrow the spaces between teeth
Composite veneers are sculpted during the procedure. They are very effective for small cosmetic issues such as chipping or cracks. Crooked teeth can also be fixed through the use of composite veneers as well small gaps between teeth. They are cheaper and also require a shorter treatment period.
Porcelain veneers might be expensive, but they can be used for much bigger issues then composite veneers. Treatment with porcelain veneers may require multiple sessions, but the results are great because the teeth are custom tailored to each patient’s tooth shape and color. They are effective for treating teeth with severe discoloration as well as those with chips and cracks.
Removable Veneers are just what their name indicates. They are removal or snap-on veneers. Made from a hard-wearing resin, they provide a cover that you can wear over your teeth to improve their look and enhance your smile. All functions can normally be done. You can eat and drink the usual way.
How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?
People who are careful about the dental health and who look after their dental veneer will find that the veneers can last anywhere from 12-15 years.
It is important to note that once veneers have been placed, the patient must adopt a positive lifestyle that does not have any negative impact on their oral health. For example, brushing twice a day should be part of your dental hygiene; flossing regularly is also necessary. You need to stop biting your nails and not use your teeth as a vise. In addition, it is best to avoid eating foods that are hard because you don’t want to risk damaging the dental veneers.
How Do I Know If I Am A Candidate?
People who are unhappy with their teeth or people who have minor imperfections, defects, staining or gaps between their teeth can benefit from veneers. Many individuals feel that their confidence and self-esteem would much improve if their teeth were fixed.
However, it is important to consult with a dentist to determine if you are the right candidate. If your teeth are unhealthy, weak or have significant cracks or chips, then you may be more suitable for a dental implant or a crown. Discuss all these options with a dentist before you do anything. Keep in mind that dentistry has advanced over the years and now there are solutions for nearly everyone. You don’t have to live with a problem that can easily be solved. You need to find out the available treatment options and whether they would be a good fit for you.
What Is The Process Of Veneer Fitting?
The process of getting veneers will require a minimum of two sessions with the dentist. The initial consultation is to have your teeth examined to determine if you are a candidate. If you are a candidate, impressions, and measurements of your tooth or teeth will be obtained and sent to the lab to make custom designed veneers. During the second visit, the custom-made veneers will be fitted. It is not a complicated procedure, and the results can be very effective.
The first consult that includes evaluation of your teeth and developing an impression may take 30-60 minutes. The second consultation may require 1-2 hours, depending on how many veneers need to be fitted. The time frame required for veneer fitting is also dependent on the type of veneer you choose.
There is not much pain associated with the procedure. Any discomfort you might feel during veneer fitting should be mild. However, a local anesthetic is frequently used to ease the discomfort. There is typically no pain involved with veneer fitting after the procedure.
What Type Of Care Do Veneers Require?
Once you have been fitted, you need to maintain them if you want your smile to last a long time. Brush twice a day and floss once a day. Use a soft brush with fluoride-containing toothpaste. Avoid eating hard foods and drinking acidic beverages. Even though veneers are resistant to stains, you should limit the intake of coffee and other colored beverages. You should also regularly see a dentist for a thorough check-up once a year.
How much do veneers cost?
In general, the cost varies from $800-$1,500 per tooth. Hence, most people only get their front teeth done as the impact is significant.
Dental Care at The Foleck Center
At the Foleck Center, you can trust our dental team to provide you the best-quality treatment. If you need a solution for minor imperfections on your teeth, look no further. Talk to our dentists today and find out which option would work best for you.
The Foleck Center has three locations in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Hampton. Call the location that suits you best and let us help you deal with any dental related issues. For our team, patient satisfaction is always the top priority, and we want to make sure you have a comfortable and pain-free experience at our dental clinic. The end goal is to give you the results that you want. Our dentists are committed to that. Call us today, and we will be happy to assist you.