A lot of us are camera shy and are always wary of how our pictures would look. Most of us would not even force a smile because, you know, everything is out there in the open! One thing those lips could be hiding are your teeth. A small gap, a little chipped tooth, a missing tooth are only a few of those many reasons that make you conscious of your smile.
So, does dentistry offer any solution to this? You bet it does! Your answer lies with veneers. Simply put, veneers are thin shells that cover your faulty tooth, thus masking its original appearance. Veneers are known for their high aesthetic appeal, particularly for the ease of application and comfort.
Veneers can be composed of resin or porcelain. Composite resin is the primary component of resin veneers that is used with a bonding material for the affected tooth. Resin veneers can be easily applied in one visit and are hassle-free. Furthermore, they last at least 6 years and can be replaced if required.
By contrast, porcelain veneers are synthesized in the laboratory and are a one-time permanent solution. Porcelain veneers are superior to resin veneers in terms of their durability and camouflaging properties. Moreover, their appearance is more similar to that of natural teeth than that of resin veneers. Because they are a permanent solution, porcelain veneers cannot be replaced on damage. In addition, porcelain veneers are expensive as compared to resin veneers and usually require more than one visit to the dentist.
You would require veneers in case you have a broken tooth, a gap between adjacent teeth, stained teeth, decayed teeth, and so on. The procedure usually involves a preliminary examination to determine the health of your teeth. Following this, your dentist will design a subtle option that is appropriate for your needs. A teeth impression is obtained to construct the veneer. A part of your enamel may be removed such that the veneer can be suitably placed. Subsequently, the tooth may be trimmed to adjust the veneer position. A bonding element holds the veneer in place, thus establishing the tooth firmly. The veneer-covered teeth are exposed to special lights, which gives them their characteristic color and ensures their proper activation.
Veneers are the perfect quick fix to your lesser-known teeth problems. The results are instant, long-lasting, and completely nonsurgical. Whether you choose composite or resin, the treatment has a high success rate and augments the overall look. Furthermore, veneers are low on maintenance. You do not have to go the extra mile for caring for your teeth. Practicing basic dental hygiene, such as brushing and flossing, would suffice. To protect your enamel from getting stained, your dentist may advise you to avoid drinking caffeine-enriched beverages and dark fruits.
So, no more shying away from the camera! Let your gorgeous self glow with your gorgeous teeth.
So, if your smile is making you camera-shy, why not contact us about your tooth-restoration options? If you would like to know more, do schedule an appointment for a consultation.