One of the main reasons to get dental veneers for many people is to improve or enhance their smile. While it’s a simple, convenient and effective way of improving the look of your teeth did you know that there is a lot more to porcelain veneers than meets the eye? Here are 3 key reasons why you might want to undergo veneers treatment and they’re probably not what you might think…
Awkward spacing or uneven gaps
Let’s face it, not everyone is born with perfectly straight teeth and in many cases, having slight tooth gaps (diastemas) are what defines you. For some, they can be a proud source of identity and many people including high-profile celebrities (think Samuel L Jackson, Eddie Murphy, Madonna and Lauren Hutton) continue to wear their diastema’s like a badge of honour.
For others, however, it’s a totally different story. A diastema can be a constant source of ridicule, a negative aesthetic trait, an awkward spacing that only adds to feelings of insecurity. For these people, one of the best fixes is porcelain dental veneers.
On this occasion, the veneer is placed and bonded onto the front of the tooth acting as a mask, covering up any gaps or imperfections between two teeth. Once in position, the thin translucent piece of porcelain becomes extremely durable and very difficult to break. The end result is a perfect smile, achieved without undergoing any type of surgical procedure.
Believe it or not, another of the key reasons to get dental veneers is to whiten teeth. But hold on a minute… aren’t their other procedures that do a great job of whitening teeth that aren’t as expensive and aren’t quite so…. well… permanent?
But what you might not know is that even when undergoing the latest chairside teeth whitening treatments, not all staining can be removed – particularly in cases where the staining is deeply ingrained.
To be clear, we’re not talking about the type of ‘extrinsic’ staining typically caused by foods and beverages. Instead, we’re talking about the type of staining that is deeply embedded into the tooth.
Otherwise known as ‘intrinsic’ staining, this type of discolouration is often formed in utero or can be the result of trauma or through taking certain medications. So while no amount of teeth whitening is going to eradicate the problem of intrinsic staining, porcelain veneers can at least be bonded onto the affected tooth or teeth, thus covering up the problem, giving the look and feel of a whiter, brighter smile.
If you have a slight or mild tooth misalignment and really don’t like the thought of being stuck with braces or aligners for months or years on end, then porcelain veneers – in some cases, can be used to great effect.
By bonding them to the affected area, they reshape the tooth or teeth giving the appearance of a straighter seamless smile – all of which is achieved with no braces required!
Do remember though that this won’t work for everyone. It does depend upon the degree of your tooth/teeth problem. As such your dentist will be able to quickly determine if porcelain veneers are the right option for you.
So there you have it – 3 key reasons to get dental veneers! While they might not be the reasons you thought, it does highlight their unique versatility.
At 44 Dental Care, we have a team of experienced dentists who are well-versed in a wide range of preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental procedures including the fitting of porcelain dental veneers. So if you’re looking to do something about your less-than-perfect smile, then we invite you to come and have a chat with our team. Contact us on 0116 251 9647 today to book an appointment.Share