If you are considering cosmetic dentistry to achieve a more attractive smile that you can feel confident about, you may be exploring your options for what will work the best for you. Dental veneers continue to be a popular option for people who have a wide variety of dental concerns, from discoloration to minor chips. To help you decide if their right for you, our dentists in Cary are sharing seven benefits to getting dental veneers on your teeth.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Before we dig into the benefits of having dental veneers placed on your teeth, it’s important to know exactly what they are.
Dental veneers are thin shells crafted from resin or porcelain that are custom designed to cover the top and front of individual teeth. These are often used to cover cosmetic concerns including:
- Chipped teeth
- Gaps in between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Intrinsic stains (discoloration on the inside of the tooth that whitening can’t remove)
While a single veneer can be placed over a chipped or gapped tooth, some people have several placed to create a beautifully bright, “Hollywood” smile.
7 Benefits of Dental Veneers
Now that you have a better idea of what veneers are, let’s look at the benefits you can experience by choosing this option.
Covers a Variety of Concerns
As we mentioned above, dental veneers can be used to cover a variety of cosmetic issues from small chips to noticeable gaps.
Dental Veneers Look Natural
If you are choosing to have a single veneer placed over a tooth, our dentists can match the material to your other teeth so it will look natural and blend in seamlessly. Even if you choose to have your visible teeth covered with whiter, brighter veneers, they still look natural, just more vibrant!
While few cosmetic dental procedures are permanent, dental veneers are very long-lasting. While 10 years is the average, with proper care, they can last as long as 20 years, maintaining their beauty and functionality the whole time.
Dental Veneers Aren’t Disruptive
Each shell is custom made to fit your teeth in a dental lab based on custom impressions we take in our office. Once we get them back, you’ll come in, and we will attach them to your teeth by removing a very thin layer of enamel, applying a strong bonding agent, and applying the shell. Once the veneer is firmly in place, we’ll sculpt them slightly to ensure a natural, seamless fit and appearance.
Because they are customized, they won’t cause any issues related to how you eat or talk.
No Special Maintenance
Veneers don’t require any additional maintenance or care than you would show to your teeth. Simply brush twice a day, floss daily, and visit your dentist every six months for a checkup, and that’s all there is to it.
Dental Veneers Don’t Stain
While tooth enamel is a very hard, durable material, it does stain over time, especially due to coffee, red wine, tobacco, or other substances. Porcelain and resin veneers are incredibly durable and non-porous, so they won’t stain or discolor, ensuring they’ll look bright and beautiful when you practice proper dental hygiene.
Perhaps the biggest benefit to having dental veneers is the increase in confidence and self-esteem you’ll experience! If you’re unhappy with your smile or are self-conscious of a gap, chip, or other cosmetic flaw in your smile, veneers will fix your concern so you can smile, talk, and laugh freely, without worrying if someone is looking at you or your teeth!
Schedule an Appointment with a Cosmetic Dentist for Veneers Today
If you are ready for a whiter, brighter smile so you can feel more confident and attractive, schedule an appointment for cosmetic dentistry at Sninski & Schmitt Family Dentistry today. Call us at our Holly Springs dentist office at (919) 600-6262 and our Cary, NC dentist office at (919) 467-2203, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.