Veneers are a great and fairly simple option to improve physical and aesthetic problems. Veneers are thin sheets of either porcelain or composite resin that are placed over your natural teeth. If you are wanting a cosmetic improvement, here are some reasons why you should consider veneers.
Veneers can correct a lot of tooth issues.
Most commonly, veneers are used to correct chipped teeth, misshapen teeth, large gaps, or staining and discoloration that cannot be fixed through other means (like bleaching). Many of these can cause issues with self-confidence. Veneers are difficult to stain, long-lasting, and fairly resistant to frequent wear.
There are different types of veneers to best fit your needs.
The two most common types of veneers are porcelain veneers and composite resin veneers. Porcelain veneers are stronger and typically more long-lasting than composite resin veneers. Porcelain veneers look natural, are custom-made to fit your teeth, and are slightly more expensive. Composite resin veneers are made from a tooth-colored resin, are easily fixable if damaged, and generally cost less.
Both require some reshaping of the tooth or teeth that you are getting fixed. Ultimately, when considering veneers, you should make an appointment to speak with your dentist about your specific lifestyle needs.
There are a few health considerations before getting veneers.
Dental health is extremely important. Not upholding good dental health, or flossing and brushing daily, can cause infections and other issues. With veneers, you will need to have healthy teeth and gums before placement to ensure that no other issues arise. Dental veneers are not a good fix if you clench or grind your teeth, as that will reduce the lifespan of the veneers.