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10 Mar 2022

10 Dental Veneer Facts Worth Smiling About

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Whether you want your smile to look like that of a celebrity, or you just want to make improvements that make you feel less self-conscious about your appearance; cosmetic dentistry has the answers.

One of the cosmetic procedures you may have considered is dental veneers. These thin tooth-coloured shells work wonders for your teeth, helping you achieve a dazzling new smile instantly. 

But what exactly are dental veneers, and how will they benefit you? Here are nine facts about veneers that may bring a smile to your face.

1. Veneers Restore the Appearance of Your Teeth

Whether your teeth are cracked, stained, or misshapen, having dental veneers placed will have a remarkable effect. 

Veneers are fine coatings that are applied to the front of your teeth. They’re great for dealing with minor defects that don’t require the tooth’s extraction or replacement crowns. 

Think of veneers as being like a false nail. They slide over your existing tooth, and nobody will know will they’re there.

2. Veneers Are Matched to the Colour of Your Teeth

You may worry that having veneers will stand out a mile. Sure, everyone you know will notice the improvement, but the best thing about veneers is they perfectly match the colour of your natural teeth.

Before we place your veneers, we’ll make sure that they exactly match the colour of your existing teeth.

3. Dental Veneer Placement Is Minimally-Invasive

Often, the thought of going through complicated dental procedures is enough to put people off getting cosmetic treatment. Thankfully, getting dental veneers is a piece of cake.

There’s no major preparation work involved. To get your tooth ready for porcelain veneer placement, we’ll gently remove a small amount of the enamel from your tooth. This is so it retains its natural size once the veneers are applied. 

Next, we’ll place the veneers. These just slide into place quite easily. Once we’re happy with their position, they are bonded with the teeth below. Voilà. Perfect teeth.

4. Minor Misalignment Issues Can Be Fixed With Veneers

If your teeth are slightly out of line, you’d be forgiven for assuming you’re going to need an orthodontic treatment such as a brace or an aligner. The great news is that if you have veneers placed on misaligned teeth, they can easily be brought inline. 

A veneer can help reshape a misaligned tooth so it appears perfectly straight. It can also help close spaces in gappy smiles. If you’re having a few veneers placed in a row, we can achieve a beautiful uniform effect. 

5. Veneers Hide Stains

If you’re a habitual tea or coffee drinker, you’ll probably understand the major drawbacks about getting your frequent caffeine fixes – the toll that they have on your teeth. 

But it’s not just your cuppa-drinking ways that cause issues. If you’re a smoker, enjoy a glass of red wine, have a taste for curry, or even drink lots of fruit juice; stained and discoloured teeth may be a problem you’ve long contended with.

Veneers do a great job of covering stained teeth, leaving you with a natural-looking sparkle to your shine.

6. Dental Veneers Smooth Uneven Teeth

If your enamel is worn or damaged, it can leave your teeth feeling and looking uneven and rough. If the texture of your teeth is making you self-conscious, veneers will help create smooth uniformity.

7. Veneers Are Quick and Easy

Life is hectic, and not many people have an abundance of time on their hands. If you’ve not got enough hours in the day, having veneers helps you get the smile you’re looking for without needing several excessively long appointments.

Porcelain veneers can usually be placed in a couple of short appointments.

Many people who have veneers are looking for solutions for multiple dental problems all at the same time. Often, these would take weeks, months or even years to address. The noticeable results achieved by veneers can be seen within your lunch break.

8. Veneers Are Easy to Look After

Your new smile doesn’t come with stacks of care instructions, in fact, there’s nothing you’ll need to do that you shouldn’t already be doing. 

In terms of daily care of your veneers, all you need to do is brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time using fluoride toothpaste. You should also floss daily, use a good mouthwash, and change your toothbrush regularly.

You’ll be able to enjoy a normal diet, however, biting down on anything that’s particularly hard could cause veneers to chip. Avoid biting your nails, or chewing on pens.

Just like your natural teeth, your veneers can become discoloured if you drink lots of coffee and red wine, are a smoker or have a taste for curry. Good oral care can minimise the impact these can have.

9. Veneers Are Long-Lasting

Despite the brevity of the actual placement procedure, dental veneers are long-lasting. Provided you care for your veneers, you can expect them to last for ten years with some people reporting that theirs have lasted much longer. 

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If you’re already convinced by the benefits of veneers, you’re probably wondering whether you’re a suitable candidate and what the next step for you should be. Our helpful team are always on hand to help.

To join satisfied dental veneers patients in Surrey, get in touch with Love Teeth and book an appointment today.

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