Do you have chips and cracks in your teeth or naturally yellow or grey teeth? Veneers are becoming an increasingly popular cosmetic dental treatment.Veneers not only improve the appearance of teeth, but they also help to make them stronger and better protected, giving you a healthy, beautiful smile.
As a conservative dental approach to cover teeth imperfections and fill in the gaps, porcelain veneers are an ideal choice because:
Bonding or chairside composite restorations are a different type of cosmetic procedure that corrects the appearance of chipped, broken, or misshapen teeth, but without the multiple steps required of porcelain veneers.
Composites are a quick and affordable alternative, when only one or two teeth has an aesthetic flaw that needs to be addressed. They’re a relatively affordable procedure and can last for several years.
This single appointment treatment is custom matched and shaped over the tooth, then bonded using a bright light. In less than an hour, your tooth can be completely reshaped. Composite is very similar to the material used in tooth colored fillings. After applied, we buff and polish the material so that it blends right in with your tooth.
As per any dental treatment, the cost of getting your veneers fitted in tends to vary from patient to patient so we won’t be able to give you a direct quote without understanding how complex the procedure would be. Costs usually tend to differ when you take into account the possible X-rays needed, the process of bonding and your choice in material. Schedule a consultation with us today so we can assess your needs and give you a costing!
Getting veneers is a personal preference but here are some of the more common reasons as to why our patients select this dental treatment:
It’s always important to identify which type will suit you best so let us help make your decision easier. Composite veneers tend to be more affordable and can be fabricated faster than their porcelain counterparts. Fitting in composite veneers is a single-day operation that ensures minimal alterations are done to your natural teeth- so if you want the material to be removed and replaced at a moment’s notice, you can do so easily! Porcelain tends to be a far stronger material so they surpass composite veneers in terms of durability! They can last for up to 10-15 years if maintained well and its strength makes it highly resistant to staining and chipping. We will conduct an oral health evaluation during your consultation and lay out which option may be best for you.
Maintaining your dental health after a procedure is extremely important. Any special after-care requirements and follow-up appointments will be given to you by your practitioner. In terms of general oral health, you can make sure you stick to that usual routine of brushing and flossing because, while your veneers can’t decay, your underlying teeth can! Avoid grinding your teeth or biting down hard on things- in fact, when you chew, try and shift your food to your back teeth and avoid using your front teeth.