Various cosmetic dental treatments can allow you to have the perfect smile you’re looking for. Another good thing about these treatments is that they don’t only fix just one dental problem or flaw; they can cover other areas, too.
A good example of such dental treatments that have a multi-functional purpose would be cosmetic dentistry veneers. A veneer is a thin layer of custom-made material, either porcelain or composite resin, and placed over a tooth to improve its appearance. It also helps protect the tooth's surface from damage.
Dental veneers can give you a more attractive and healthier smile since they are effective and beneficial in the following ways:
- They flawlessly cover various imperfections such as gaps between teeth, small chips, cracks, tooth abnormalities, uneven or misaligned teeth, stained teeth and discolorations.
- They can enhance the strength of your natural teeth. This is because veneers are placed on the front side of teeth and the the tooth structure on the back side of the teeth are not touched; as such, they remain intact.
- They are natural-looking and give the appearance of normal teeth. Since they are custom-made, they can match the shade of the surrounding teeth. In addition, the color of the veneers does not change over time.
- Dental veneers are easily tolerated by gum tissue.
- They are durable, long-lasting, and they resist scratches and stains.
- They are also easy to clean and maintain. The longevity and quality of the dental veneers can be preserved with the same daily flossing and brushing routine you apply to your natural teeth.
Before getting dental veneers it's best that you consult your dentist first. Tell your dentist your concerns and the end results that you want to achieve from this treatment. This is an important tip to remember because this procedure will be a permanent alteration to the surface enamel of your teeth.
If you want to have to your teeth whitened, get this done before the procedure as well. In addition, your dentist will need to correct any existing dental problems with the teeth where the veneers will be placed before the cosmetic procedure can be done. A thorough dental checkup is necessary before proceeding.
To maintain and take care of your veneers, brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once daily. If you suffer from bruxism or teeth grinding, wear a mouth guard at night to protect your veneers and eliminate the biting or rubbing action.