Dental veneers are a dental treatment used as a permanent fix to common dental problems. Whether you have a cracked tooth, stained tooth, broken teeth, small gaps or more, a veneer's dentist can provide dental veneers without serious orthodontic procedures. Now, you may be wondering, if it’s that easy, why wouldn’t more people choose dental veneers over intensive dental procedures? Like any dental treatment, there are pros and cons to why it’s better than the other.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are often made from porcelain or a resin composite material that looks and feels exactly like your real teeth. They are thin, will match the colour of your current teeth, and a veneer's dentist will permanently bond them to your teeth. Oftentimes, individuals will get one or two veneers when facing a broken tooth, but on other occasions, individuals may receive veneers for the entire top and bottom front teeth.
The Pros of Dental Veneers
- Aesthetics: The most obvious reason for getting dental veneers are for aesthetic purposes. They are a quick and easy way to create a beautiful smile.
- Affordable: What’s more is that they are a much more affordable option than other intensive dental procedures.
- Less invasive: Most restorative dental procedures require an invasive process that can affect the enamel and other mouth areas. With dental veneers, a dentist only has to remove a little bit of the enamel to place the veneer on top of the tooth.
- Versatile: a dentist can actually match the veneers to the exact colour of the patient's teeth, which is why in most cases, you can’t even tell the difference between what’s their real teeth and what’s not.
- Long-lasting: because of the strength of dental veneers, they can last for many years to come.
The Cons of Dental Veneers:
- They are permanent: While most patients are looking for a permanent solution, some are not, and there is no going back after placing the veneers in one’s mouth. The dentist must remove a layer of enamel to fit the veneer over the tooth properly.
- Sensitivity: removing enamel can often result in sensitivity to hot or cold food, and in some cases, the veneer is not thick enough to act as a strong barrier to these sensitivities.
- Subject to crack: like your real teeth, veneers are not indestructible. They have a chance of staining, chipping or cracking.
Contact The Mackenzie Dental Centre for Information on Dental Veneers
While there are pros and cons to dental veneers, you should contact your nearest reputable veneer’s dentist for more information. We will guide you through a consultation to better understand the procedure, analyze your mouth structure, and figure out the best dental option. Want to learn more? Visit the Mackenzie Dental Centre online or give us a call to find out if dental veneers are right for you.