In our last blog, we talked about how bonding and contouring can help enhance your appearance. At Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, we have several methods to improve your smile. If you are looking for an option that will help you achieve a permanently dazzling smile, veneers may be the best cosmetic solution for you. In today’s blog, we are here to talk about this option and how it compares to others.Read more: Invest In Your Smile’s Appearance
What Are Veneers?
This is a unique cosmetic option that uses shell-shaped materials to fit over your natural tooth. If you have ever had acrylic nails placed, this is similar to that process. It creates the appearance of having a symmetrical smile and you can choose the color you would like for your teeth. You may choose a vibrant, white shade, or a shade that is closer to your natural smile.
These are different from dental prosthetics. If you need to replace a tooth or fill in a gap, then you should talk to your dentist about receiving implants, bridges, or dentures. Your veneers are permanent, so you can chew, drink, and speak without worrying about these coming off.
How Do They Compare To Other Methods?
In comparison to other forms of cosmetic dental work, this is an investment. Professional whitening or bonding has a less expensive cost upfront. However, unlike whitening treatments, you will never need to have the process of veneers re-done.
The process of placing these shells is mildly invasive. First, your dentist will shave down a small portion of your tooth. Then, the new material will be bonded to the natural one. You can choose to do a few teeth that you would like to improve or the entire dentition.
This is similar to the process of contouring in some ways. With contouring, teeth that are jagged, uneven, or longer than others will be shaped down. The only difference is that veneers have the added step of having a new piece placed on top.
The Benefits Of Veneers
When it comes to choosing porcelain veneers, there are several advantages. First, you will not need to repeat this process. With proper care, this procedure should last for 10-15 years or longer. You will also not need to worry about any additional care besides regular oral hygiene.
This will also enhance your smile in a way that other treatments may not be able to achieve. Because you are able to customize your new teeth, you will be able to choose the best shade for yourself and the veneers will make your smile look more even.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are interested in this cosmetic procedure, or have any questions, call Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, today at (515) 965-0230