When discolorations, chips and cracks, and other tooth problems impact your smile, numerous cosmetic dental procedures aim to improve your confidence and self-esteem as they hide or minimize those imperfections. Dental imperfections occur; that’s why Trinity Dental Care is around. Dental veneers are one of the many procedures available for patients with imperfect teeth. Learn more about veneers and how they wonderfully improve your smile below and then schedule an appointment with the best cosmetic dentists in Scottsdale as soon as possible.
What are Dental Veneers?
A dental veneer is a thin, wafer-like shell placed over the front of an imperfect tooth. It is tooth-colored, available in a resin or porcelain composite that’s bonded to the tooth so it stays in place. Veneers are permanent, available for teens and adults 14+. Veneers correct a myriad of dental concerns that may cause a person to experience problems with their self-esteem and confidence. If you’ve ever said ‘I hate my smile’ it’s time to consider a cosmetic procedure such as veneers.
Our smile is one of the first things other people notice about us; they form an impression based on our smile. Most people also feel strongly about their teeth and smile. Hiding imperfections in the teeth cause people to miss out on activities. They’ll smile less often and frown more if they’re unhappy with their smile. It’s safe to say that our smile is important. It’s even more important that we love our smile. That is much easier when veneers cover the imperfections that cause those feelings.
Even people who take great care of their teeth may find their teeth discolored. Age alone can cause tooth discoloration. However, smokers and people who consume alcoholic and acidic beverages and foods are more likely to experience this problem. Certain dental procedures may cause discoloration. Tons of different things may cause a broken or chipped tooth and misalignment issues affect many people. Veneers cover imperfections such as those listed here, regardless of their cause.
What to Expect From Your Cosmetic Dentist
Veneers are custom-designed for the user’s tooth so no one knows it’s there, unless you tell them, of course. The shape, color, or even size of the tooth may change after veneer placement. Additionally, the dentist will remove some of the enamel before the veneer is put on the tooth. When the dentist applies the veneer to the tooth after they’re made in the lab, he’ll clean the tooth and roughened. The dentist may also use special tools that remove or reshape some of the tooth or the surrounding teeth to help ensure the veneer stays in place.
A dental consultation occurs before all of this, however. Although veneers are safe for most people, the dentist takes a look at a patient’s medical history, current medications, oral health, etc. to ensure they’re a good candidate for veneers. During the consultation, the dentist will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of veneers, the different types of veneers and which is best suited for your needs, costs, and other important information. This allows you to fully ensure veneers are right for you before taking the plunge.
Love Your Smile
Cosmetic dentistry aims to improve your smile. Once veneers are placed over the tooth, that benefit certainly comes your way, but there’s so much more. Dental veneers help improve your confidence, your self-esteem, and your energy levels. You’ll smile more often and won’t pass up an opportunity to join friends for fun and adventure.
There’s also less worry about your smile after veneers placement so you’ll sleep better every night. Veneers are fairly simple to care for, although this is an essential step for users. Without proper care, dental decay, gingivitis, bad breath and a plethora of additional problems can occur. With proper care, resin veneers offer 5 – 7 year average lifetimes while porcelain composite veneers offer 10 – 15 years lifetime with proper care. No matter what oral health concerns impact your smile, veneers remove doubt and worry and replace it with confidence and pride.
Dental Veneers Disadvantages
Our patient’s health and well-being are of most importance. We want each patient to confidently decide that veneers are suitable for their needs after learning both the pros and cons of the procedure. Although veneers provide patients with a plethora of benefits, there are also a few disadvantages to ponder as well.
Cost is perhaps the biggest disadvantage noted with veneers. We strive to provide competitive rates for veneers.
The procedure is irreversible, so if you change your mind in a week, month or even three or four years, you’re out of luck. Since the dentist removes some of the enamel from the teeth and may reshape the neighboring teeth, veneers are permanent. It is important to be sure of your decision.
Some patients also complain of increased tooth sensitivity once they’ve placed veneers over their teeth. For most patients, a few days of tooth sensitivity after veneers placement is normal. However, sensitivity to hot and/or cold foods may impact a slight margin of people well after the procedure.
Dental problems no longer cause concern when you visit the Trinity Dental Care and learn more about dental veneers. For many people, veneers hide the damaged, discolored or misaligned teeth that cause them so much concern. There are pros and cons, of course, but we think you’ll agree that veneers are pretty amazing. Make an appointment to learn more!