Veneers have significantly grown in popularity over recent years, with increasing numbers of celebrities flashing perfectly aligned, bright white teeth and many people wanting to recreate this look. Veneers can be the ultimate solution to this. If you’re considering veneers yourself, or simply want to learn more about them, here’s a little information that will help you to determine whether they’re a potential option for you.
What are veneers?
First, let’s focus on what veneers actually are. Put simply, dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored pieces of material that are attached to the front surface of teeth by a professional dentist to improve their appearance. Most dentists will use veneers made from porcelain or resin-composite materials to match the natural color of your surrounding teeth. If you are considering a full mouth of veneers, you may want to opt for a whiter shade than your natural teeth for a lighter and brighter smile. These veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth using dental cement.
The benefits of veneers?
There are a number of benefits that come hand in hand with veneers. Their main purpose is to improve the appearance of your teeth. They can completely transform the appearance of your smile without having to engage with extensive and more expensive options, such as having dental implants throughout your mouth. The most common cosmetic concerns that veneers treat tend to be:
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Smaller-than-average teeth
Of course, there are different options available and here at The Smile Spa, we can cater to your individual needs and preferences. Whether you want just the one veneer (to repair and improve the appearance of a broken or chipped tooth) or multiple veneers throughout the mouth (to create a more even, symmetrical smile), we can help you to achieve your desired goals. Often, we find that the top front eight teeth are the teeth that we carry veneers out on most often.
What are the different types of veneers?
Of course, we offer a number of different types of dental veneers to meet the majority of people’s needs. The type that we use most often tend to be veneers made out of porcelain. There are no-prep veneers available on the market, as well as traditional dental veneers, so make sure to discuss the different options available at your consultation.
Traditional dental veneers require more intensive prep work compared to alternatives. The process will generally involve grinding down the tooth structure of affected teeth, sometimes removing some of the tooth past the enamel. This allows dentists to carry out proper placement and to achieve the best results. You can rest assured that anesthetic will be used to make the process comfortable.
No-prep veneers, on the other hand, require less tooth preparation or alteration. Instead of removing layers of tooth under the enamel, no-prep veneers only attach to the enamel and do not require the use of anaesthetic.
If you’re interested in any type of dental veneers, get in touch to discuss the best options for you with a dentist here at The Smile Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They’ll be able to give you all the advice you could possibly need to make the right decision for you!