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9 Reasons to Choose Dental Veneers

9th August 2023

How do you feel about your smile when you look in the mirror? If the position, colour, or texture of your teeth bothers you, it can harm your confidence. You may feel self-conscious about smiling, which can hold you back in many situations. 

Fortunately, we can help. Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment that dramatically improves your smile’s appearance. 

But what are dental veneers, and why do so many people opt for this procedure?

This guide discusses nine of the biggest reasons to choose dental veneers while exloring how this treatment works. 

1. Dental Veneers Enhance Your Smile

Dental veneers are fine porcelain shells covering the front and sides of your teeth. Some people liken veneers to false nails for your teeth. Your veneers will cover any chips, cracks, stains, and discolouration. We can also use veneers to make your smile look straighter, close gaps, and fix small or misshapen teeth. 

Once in place, dental veneers look completely natural, giving your teeth a uniform appearance.  

2. Your Dental Veneers Are Tailored to You

Every porcelain veneer we place is custom-made. Before your procedure, we’ll take impressions of your teeth and colour-match the porcelain to your natural smile. 

This information is used by our lab to create beautiful bespoke teeth that look perfect. 

3. Placing Veneers Is Straightforward

The dental veneer placement procedure is simple. We’ll give you an anaesthetic to reduce any discomfort. 

There are two main elements to the veneer procedure. 

First, we’ll prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from their surface. This creates space for your veneers. Without reducing the size of your teeth, the veneer will appear too large. 

Next, we’ll place the bespoke veneers. We’ll line each veneer perfectly before bonding it firmly into place.  

4. Veneers Make Your Teeth Whiter

Veneers give your teeth a bright and healthy appearance. We use natural shades of white that look fantastic. Veneers cover stains and discolouration while restoring the sparkle to your smile.

5. There’s No Additional Care for Veneers

When you have veneers placed, you don’t need to worry about doing anything special to maintain your beautiful new smile. Simply brush your teeth thoroughly with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste twice a day, floss, and visit us for a checkup and hygiene appointment regularly. 

Although porcelain veneers are stain resistant to a degree, they are still susceptible to discolouration over time without the proper care and attention. While coffee and red wine have pigments that could cause some discolouration, tobacco smoke will almost certainly leave its mark.  

6. Porcelain Veneers Give You a Confidence Boost

When we restore your smile using veneers, the results are instantly visible. We’ll give you a smile you will love and want to share with the world. Feeling good about your smile and using it can give you a confidence boost in social and professional situations. 

7. Dental Veneers Protect Your Teeth

Dental veneers create a barrier surrounding the fronts and sides of your teeth. If you have cracked or chipped teeth, this helps stop bacteria from getting in and causing infections. 

Additionally, veneers help protect your teeth if you have weakened enamel. This stops acid from eroding your teeth further and prevents the uncomfortable sensitivity you’ll experience when you eat or drink anything too hot or cold. 

8. Veneers Are Made to Last

The dental veneers we place are made from natural-looking porcelain. In addition to creating a lifelike coating for your teeth, porcelain is a durable material lasting several years. 

To get the most out of your veneers, you must avoid biting or chewing anything hard, like ice or pen tops. 

9. Porcelain Veneers Fix Minor Alignment Issues

While veneers give your teeth a healthy appearance, they can also help make them look more aligned. 

Small gaps between your teeth are easily closed using veneers. Also, where teeth are slightly crooked, veneers can help to make them appear straighter. 

Although veneers can help in some circumstances, we need to assess your smile first thoroughly. After an assessment, we’ll let you know if an alignment issue requires an alternative treatment like Invisalign. 

Dental Veneers at Durham Dental

Dental veneers are a quick and effective way to enhance your smile. Fine, bespoke veneers cover cracks and stains and improve the shape of your teeth. 

Schedule your consultation today to find out more about veneers and learn whether they are right for you. 

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