Are you looking for a way to whiten your smile without the use of bleaches? Or perhaps you want to conceal a gap in between your teeth without undergoing extensive orthodontic treatment? Luckily, if you have a mild case of dental misalignment, then there is an easier way to close gaps than with orthodontics. And this option can also whiten your teeth at the same time! What is this treatment? Porcelain veneers!
Fitted to the front of your teeth using dental cement, veneers are coverings made either from porcelain or composite (or sometimes a mixture of the two) which can be used to instantly alter your smile.
In this article, a cosmetic dentist Bondi Junction discusses the ways veneers can help to alter your smile for the better. So enjoy!
As mentioned earlier, one of the key reasons why many people engage with dental veneers is because they can offer instant whitening to discoloured teeth. As they are made from porcelain, your dental team will be able to colour match or change the shade of your teeth using these veneers which, once fitted, will create an instant whitening effect. And if you have sensitive teeth, veneers will allow you to get a whiter smile without the use of bleaching or abrasive techniques.
If you have a minor misalignment with your teeth, then veneers may be a suitable treatment option for you. They can be crafted to be wider than your actual teeth or can be used to extend the length of a tooth so you are left with a smile that is more aesthetically pleasing, more symmetrical and straighter. Great!
Much in the same way that they can be used to create a straighter looking smile, veneers can also be used to reduce gaps between your teeth. Of course, this is only beneficial if your gaps are minor and are not worth correcting with a brace or aligner. Gap reduction will not only improve the aesthetics of your smile, but it will benefit your dental health too. How? By reducing hidden areas where plaque can accumulate, it will reduce secondary issues such as gum disease or tooth decay.
If you are a fan of playing sports or are simply employed in a manual job, then it is likely that during your career or your weekend activities, one or more of your teeth have sustained cracks or chips. Luckily, veneers can be used to not only conceal these imperfections in the enamel but can also protect the cracks or chips from accumulating debris which can lead to decay. Veneers can also help to strengthen a tooth that may have been damaged in this way too. And rest assured, the porcelain used in veneers will not crack in the way that a plate or cup made from the same material would!
And finally, having veneers fitted is functional. As mentioned earlier, they can be used to strengthen a tooth that is damaged. If you have sensitive teeth, once the veneers are placed you may find they will reduce the sensitivity you usually experience, mainly if that sensitivity is caused by microscopic holes in your teeth. The veneers in that case will act as a barrier.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.