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5 Reasons to Consider Dental Veneers

Are you looking to change the shape or general appearance of your teeth without invasive procedures? Our the Okanagan Valley dentists share some of the top reasons why you should consider dental veneers.

Dental Veneers: What are they and what are they used for?

Dental veneers are made of very thin porcelain which is created in the shape of your teeth. They are bonded to the fronts of your teeth with the intention of changing the appearance of your smile.

Your dentist will begin by taking an impression of your teeth, which will be used to create your custom veneers. The veneers will then be bonded to your natural teeth. Dental veneers imitate your tooth enamel’s natural translucency, so they look and feel like natural teeth.

What are some of the top reasons your dentist would recommend veneers?

1. Dental veneers not only alter your smile but they can also protect your teeth.

Dental veneers can help restore the appearance and function of your smile. They can also protect the surface of your teeth from discolouration or damage, and mask stains that cannot be removed with teeth whitening.

2. You can use veneers to treat a number of dental concerns.

Dental veneers can be used to change the look of your smile by helping to improve the colour and shape of your existing teeth. They can be used to repair spacing, sizing, alignment, erosion and chipping issues.

3. Veneers are a long-lasting treatment option.

While composite resin is a popular restoration option, dental veneers typically last longer. On average, they last about 15 years. However, depending on a few key factors such as how well they are cared for, they can last 20 years or more.

To ensure your veneers last as long as possible, you’ll need to maintain a rigorous oral hygiene routine at home, brushing at least twice a day for two minutes each time and flossing once daily.

4. Unlike other treatment options, dental veneers are non-invasive.

Dental veneers are a less invasive alternative to dental crowns. You will also only need minimal teeth shaping when you get veneers.

5. You can use veneers on one or many teeth at the same time.

You can choose to have veneers on only one tooth, or many at a time. If you have a tooth that has become discoloured or misshapen due to injury, you may only require one veneer. If you are looking for a drastic change to the entirety of your smile then you may opt to have many teeth done at the same time.

Bonus: If you are looking for a cost-effective restoration option.

Dental veneers are a common dental restoration partly because of their cost-effectiveness. Depending on your dental issue and which type of veneers you choose, the cost of veneers may make more economic sense for you long-term than other dental restoration options.

Dental veneers can be a great choice for many people looking to change their smile but like other dental treatments, they may not be right for everyone. The only way to know if dental veneers will work for you is to see your dentist for a consultation.

Would you like to learn more about dental restorations such as veneers? Our the Okanagan Valley dentists are here to answer any questions that you may have.

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