How to Decide if Dental Veneers are the Right Choice For You
Dental Veneers have helped improve many smiles over the decades, irrespective of it was the case of cracked or discolored teeth. Check out if it is the solution you were looking for.
Veneers are usually the best option for the people who have misshapen, crooked, discolored, teeth or have gaps between teeth. With the upgradation in technology taking place at every moment, veneers have improved many people’s smiles. Consider the following points to finalize your decision about the same:
What Are Dental Veneers?
Originated due to Hollywood, dental veneers have given the “perfect smile” to many stars. Veneers are this thin porcelain sheets bonded to the patient’s top and bottom teeth from the front. Usually a tiny amount of teeth enamel is taken for getting the accurate natural look and to make a fitting teeth. Then the patient is asked to wear a temporary veneer set (for about two weeks) until the real ones are ready.
Who Should Not Get Veneers?
People who have a tendency to grind their teeth in anxiety should definitely not get veneers, as continuous grinding could make the veneers dislodge. If you want to get veneers despite being a teeth-grinder than you should consult your dentist for the same. Other than these people, the ones with untreated oral problems, such as cavities and gum diseases, should also avoid getting veneers. These issues must be treated before getting veneers.
Do Dental Veneers Hurt?
Once all your confusions are cleared, you might have started wondering about the pain you will have to suffer for this procedure. Well, the actual answer to your question is little to no pain at all, although the dentist might still give a little amount of local anesthesia to make sure you don’t feel any discomfort and are relaxed throughout the procedure of enamel reduction as mentioned above. And when considering post-treatment pain or swelling you might face, you will be given aspirin for the same, as per the dentists’ recommendation.
How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?
Keeping in mind that you follow the oral-care as would be stated by the dentist post-treatment and avoid the grinding and chewing of hard items, the veneers generally last for at least 10 to 15 years, or more. It depends on you and your priorities when it comes to oral hygiene.
Veneers and Teeth Cleaning
As I said earlier, regular cleaning of teeth and veneers is important for appearance and lifespan for the set of dental veneers. For patients with veneers, dentists usually suggest a combination of soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste.
If you still have any doubts regarding dental veneers, then contact your dentist for a consultation soon and get a bright smile!
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