How to decide if Dental Veneers are the Right Choice for You
You might be worried about your teeth and think you are in need of veneers. Don’t worry, you are certainly not alone. Many people around the globe consider dental veneers at some point in life. They are not sure whether they really need it or not.
Dental veneers are beneficial for correcting oral conditions such as crooked and misshapen teeth, tooth discoloration and gaps between them. With the use of latest technology and decades of collective experts, Anding Family Dental can integrate veneers that can transform your smile. Let’s find out whether they are the right choice for you.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin porcelain sheets bonded to the front of top and bottom teeth. The prep work is minimal as a small amount of tooth enamel needs to remove. This ensures the veneer looks natural and fits the tooth/teeth. A temporary set of veneers is given for about two weeks.
Who Should Not Get Veneers?
People who grind their teeth are not good candidates for veneers. Regular grinding can cause the veneer to dislodge.
People who have untreated oral health issue i.e. a toothache or cavity must avoid dental veneers.
Do Dental Veneers Hurt?
There is no pain as the dentist will administer a local Anesthesia to eliminate any discomfort associated with the enamel reduction. The reduction is very small and doesn’t come near the tooth’s nerve or root. You may get post-procedure swelling or sensitivity but aspirin will mitigate the effects.
How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?
The longevity of dental veneers depends on the patient. Consistent care also contributes to the longevity of the veneers.
A set of dental veneers last 10 – 15+ years with regular care, minimal teeth grinding and relatively normal occlusion.
Veneers and Teeth Cleaning
Consistent cleaning is important for the appearance and lifespan of dental veneers. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Non-whitening toothpaste is better for cleaning porcelain restorations. Visit a dentist for regular dental cleanings & exams and remind them that you have veneers.