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Dental Veneers Before And After - What You Need To Know

Dental Veneers Before And After - What You Need To Know

No matter what industry you work in, whether you work in the customer care services, education, or industrial sectors, having a pleasant personality and an attractive smile is essential to succeeding in virtually any line of work – especially if your job involves interacting with people. Did you know that your smile is the first thing people notice about you? If you have a charming smile and pearly white teeth, people will perceive you as friendly and approachable. Unfortunately, a flawed smile has the opposite effect on people – it drives them away. 

But no need to worry; if you have stained, crooked, or chipped that ruin your smile, there are ways to get rid of your cosmetic facial defects and enjoy a smile that dazzles everyone. One of these most effective and time-tested options is dental veneers. This article will talk about dental veneers and how they can help you achieve a picture-perfect rockstar smile. 

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are one of the commonly utilised restorations for fixing a wide range of dental cosmetic and restorative issues. Here are some of the pros and cons of dental veneers:

  1. Pros of Dental Veneers 
  • Stronger and more durable than tooth-coloured fillings
  • More aesthetically pleasing than composite fillings
  • Require less natural tooth removal compared with porcelain crowns 
  • Can be repaired in some cases 
  1. Cons of Dental Veneers
  • More expensive than dental bonding 
  • Can get stained 
  • Stained veneers cannot be whitened with bleaching 
  • Porcelain veneers are brittle and may crack while eating hard foods 

What Treatments Do Celebrities Undergo To Have White Teeth?

Perhaps, the most commonly used cosmetic dental treatment by celebrities to get their teeth whitened is professional teeth whitening. This procedure involves removing surface tooth stains by applying a potent yet safe bleaching agent. However, professional teeth whitenings cannot remove some teeth stains, such as tetracycline, fluorosis, and internal tooth stains. In these cases, cosmetic dentistry offers other solutions. These include tooth-coloured restorations that mask the stains, such as dental bonding, porcelain veneers, lumineers and crowns. 

If Teeth Are Naturally Not White Then Why Are Veneers So Popular?

If someone does not have naturally white teeth, they may not benefit significantly from professional teeth whitening. In such cases, porcelain veneers come to the rescue. Your dentist will give you veneers with lighter shades so that you can enjoy a pearly white smile. 

Do Veneers Feel Different Than Normal Teeth?

Dental veneers are made of composite resins or porcelain. Once they are attached to your teeth, they may feel slightly different. However, soon your mouth will become accustomed to these restorations, and they will virtually become a part of the oral cavity. Besides, dentists remove a thin layer of the dental enamel to place the veneers, so they don’t protrude out excessively than the natural teeth. 

How Does Teeth Look After Dental Veneers?

Once your teeth have been veneered, they will be free from all cosmetic and restorative defects. So whether your teeth have stains or if they are crooked or chipped, porcelain veneers can fix them all. In fact, you expect a complete smile makeover with veneers. 

Can You Whiten Veneers?

Unfortunately, porcelain veneers cannot be whitened like natural teeth. This is because the bleaching agent used in whitening is not effective over composite resins and porcelains. So if you have stained your veneers, the only solution is to replace them with fresh ones. 

How Should I Take Care Of My Dental Veneers?

You can prolong the clinical life of your veneers by ensuring the following:

  1. Ensuring optimal oral hygiene through regular brushing and flossing 
  2. Avoiding foods and drinks that cause tooth staining, e.g., fizzy drinks and strong-coloured foods
  3. Visiting your dentist regularly for checkups to ensure that your veneers and teeth are problem-free

How Do They Put Veneers On Teeth?

The process of attaching veneers to the teeth is simple. Your dentist will first remove a thin layer of the teeth that will receive the veneers. Don’t worry; a very thin layer will be removed, so it will not make your teeth sensitive. Afterwards, they will make an impression of the prepared teeth and send them to the laboratory for fabrication. Once the prepared veneers are received, your dentist will bond them to your teeth in the next appointment. 

Do Veneers Act As A Protective Covering Around The Teeth?

Dental veneers serve more as aesthetic restorations than protective ones. However, they do offer some protective role by shielding the underlying tooth structure. But, it must be kept in mind that porcelain veneers provide better protection than resin veneers. 

Can The Dentist Adjust A Veneer Once It’s On Your Tooth?

Once veneers are attached to the teeth, they remain there permanently – and it is not possible to make changes to them. However, your dentist may be able to modify or repair composite veneers to some extent. Unfortunately, if porcelain veneers are damaged, they have limited repair potential. Hence, they have to be replaced with fresh ones. 

Are There Health Or Negative Implications Of Dental Veneers?

The only negative impact of dental veneers is that they require the sacrifice of natural tooth structure for their attachment. Although a very thin layer is removed, there are chances of secondary tooth decay around the veneers – especially if oral hygiene is not maintained optimally. If you want to enjoy the smile of your dreams with veneers, you must select an experienced and qualified cosmetic dentist. If you live in or around Kidderminster, Cleobury Dental is the practice you are looking for. We offer high-quality dental treatment at affordable rates – and in a comfortable environment. So, book a free video consultation appointment today and say hello to your brand new smile.

Kunal Sirpal