What Are Veneers For Your Teeth?

What Are Veneers For Your Teeth?

You may have seen or heard of veneers but still not be sure as to what they are, or what purpose they serve. Dental veneers, sometimes referred to as porcelain veneers, are small, wafer-thin layers of tooth-coloured materials. These have been expertly customised to your mouth and will bond the front surface of the tooth to restore natural appearance.

In Perth, most dental veneers are made from porcelain or resin composites, each with their own benefits that your dentist can discuss with you. It’s important that your dentist understands your lifestyle before they recommend porcelain or resin veneers.

What Types of Dental Problems Do Veneers Fix?

Among other problems, dental veneers can be used for:
-Teeth that are worn down or away
-Teeth that are broken or chipped
-Teeth that are misaligned or irregularly shaped
-Teeth with undesired gaps between them
-Teeth that are suffering discolouration

What Are the Advantages of Dental Veneers?

Veneers can offer the following advantages:
– A natural tooth appearance is restored.
– Gum tissue responds well to porcelain.
– Porcelain veneers are stain resistant and the colour can be chosen so that it makes darker teeth appear whiter.
-While a crown might require some thorough reshaping of the tooth, a veneer is much more moderate in its approach to existing teeth.

What Are the Disadvantages of Dental Veneers?

There are some shortcomings to dental veneers to be aware of. They are usually more costly than some of your other options and are not repairable or reversible. This also means that the colour cannot be altered once it has been chosen, and they may not exactly match the rest of your smile.
Your veneers will need care – though highly unlikely, there is the potential for your veneer to become dislodged if there is excessive pressure. You may find that your tooth has become slightly more sensitive to temperatures without the protection of your natural enamel, and if the tooth experiences further decay then you may require a crown. It is for reasons like this that individuals with weak or unhealthy teeth are not recommended veneers.

How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?

You can usually expect your veneers to last between 7 and 15 years before needing to be replaced.

Do Dental Veneers Require Special Care?

There is not special care involved in veneers outside of your normal good oral hygiene practice, including brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash as you usually would.
If you would like veneers to help get you smile back in shape, call our friendly team at Perth Dental Rooms and schedule a consultation. Our friendly dentists can discuss all of your options with you, to ensure that your chosen procedure is the best for you and your needs.