If you've always been embarrassed about the way your teeth look, it may be time to talk to a dentist about a smile makeover. There are different ways to improve your smile, but one popular option is to have porcelain veneers put on. Veneers can change the color and shape of your teeth in just a few short visits. Here are some things you might want to know about veneers.
Porcelain Looks Similar To Natural Enamel
One reason porcelain is a good choice for veneers is because it looks a lot like enamel, meaning that your teeth still look natural. You can choose a white shade that you like, but you want to be careful about choosing a shade that's too white. If your teeth have always been stained, you may want your teeth as white as possible. However, choosing a bright, white color takes collaboration with your dentist because your skin color and the shade of the whites of your eyes also have to be considered to give you the most natural appearance.
You Wear Temporary Veneers For Several Days
While your permanent veneers are made in a lab, you'll wear temporary veneers that look similar to the ones you'll have on permanently. This gives you a chance to try the color and shape to make sure you'll be happy once the veneers are affixed permanently to your teeth. Your permanent veneers are bonded to your natural teeth so that they'll last for several years. Be sure you like the way the temporary ones transform your smile and make changes if you need to before your smile is altered permanently.
You Can Get One Or Several Veneers
If all your teeth are stained or uneven, then you may need veneers for all your front teeth. If you only have a single chipped tooth, then you can get just one veneer. If you're happy with the shape and color of your other teeth, then the dentist will match the veneer to your existing teeth so that it blends in and looks natural.
You Care For Veneers Like Natural Teeth
You can brush and floss your teeth as you normally do once you have veneers. You can chew and bite as usual too. You don't have to restrict your diet, but you do have to be careful about biting down on hard candy, ice, and other hard things that could potentially chip a natural tooth because you might chip a veneer.
Veneers can change the appearance of your smile in a natural way, so the work doesn't look fake or noticeable. Being pleased with your smile is important for your self-confidence since your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. If you're not happy with your teeth, talk to a dentist and find out if veneers can help.Share