The Pros and Cons of Dental Veneers
What are dental veneers
Dental veneers are custom made shells of tooth coloured to fit and blend in with the rest of your natural teeth. The shells are bonded to the front of your teeth and improve your teeth’s appearance. The appearance of teeth can be worn down because of various reasons like previous root canal treatments, excessive fluoride usages, large resin fillings and a few chips on the teeth. The usage of veneers can assist if someone has gaps between their teeth, has teeth that are misaligned, uneven or irregularly shaped. In many cases, veneers are an aesthetic procedure, so they have to be customised to suit your mouth, shape of your face and other factors your dentist will take into consideration.
Getting a dentist who understands your gums and teeth is very important, which is why we at Honeysuckle dental focus a lot on customisation, what works for one patient might not work for the next. We take time to understand your needs and study your face to give you veneers that not only look natural but will suit your whole face. If a patient has any other cosmetic work they intend on getting, it’s best they tell their dentist about because this could alter the whole look that the dentist is working towards. Veneers can be tricky in colour as well, especially when they have to be blended into other teeth. When you have a look at the temporary veneers mocked up, be sure to look closely.
The pros of getting dental veneers
Veneers can really positively impact your appearance and give you a more pleasing look aesthetically. If you’re considering them, take into account the following advantages of veneers:
- They are made to blend in with your natural teeth and give off a natural look
- Your gum tissue reacts well to the material porcelain which is used to make up the veneers
- Veneers have been shown to strengthen your natural teeth by 95%
- They don’t need to be replaced, they last up to about 30 years
- Making up veneers that are customised to you doesn’t take that long, a few visits will have you going home flashing a brand new smile
- Your new smile is stain resistant
The cons of dental veneers
It’s important to take into account the positive and negative of every decision. There are a few disadvantages you need to take into consideration when thinking of getting your veneers:
- Once completed, the process can’t be reversed
- Should they chip or crack, your new teeth can’t be repaired but would need to be replaced
- The process and make-up of the veneers can be quite a costly exercise
- If you clench and grind your teeth you’re a poor candidate for porcelain veneers, the clenching and grinding can cause cracks and chips on your veneers
Life after getting your veneers still requires you to follow a good oral health routine, the dentures don’t require any special care but still need you to brush regularly, followed by flossing and rinsing with a good antibacterial mouth wash. Your veneers aren’t sensitive to staining as your normal teeth are but even though that may be the case, it’s best to stay away from food that causes staining or consume them sparingly. Foods like coffee, wine and tea are some of the daily culprits.
Our dentists provide the best-specialised service and look forward to seeing you soon for an efficient and comfortable experience.