What Are The Benefits of Dental Veneers?
Last medically reviewed by Dr Sam Jethwa: September 30, 2020
If you are unhappy with your smile because of cracks, chips or discolouration, it is easy to become so self-conscious that it starts to impact your everyday mood and interactions with others.
The Bespoke Smile, with a team of expert cosmetic dentists, are here to help.
Feel more positive about your smile
If you are dealing with insecurities about your smile; you are not alone.
A recent UK survey discovered that 43% of respondents wanted to get teeth whitening, veneers or straighter teeth by other means.
Although people desired these changes for multiple reasons, the main driving factors were to improve self-esteem and confidence and feel better about their appearance.
When it comes to our patients at Bespoke Smile, we want to interject before your smile insecurities begin to impact your life. Thankfully – we have many options to do so.
With dramatic advances in dental technology over the last few years, there are many different cosmetic treatment options if you want to improve your teeth and smile.
Veneers are an incredibly popular option because they allow patients to target multiple issues including:
- Discoloured teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Uneven or squint teeth
- Teeth with gaps
- Teeth too large or small for the mouth
If you are thinking about getting veneers, you should inform yourself about the general FAQs first…
Why should I get veneers?
Although people often think veneers are simply a cosmetic treatment, there are many benefits beyond the obvious aesthetic appeal that they will leave you with a beautiful sparkling smile!
If you are not happy with your appearance it is likely this will start to affect other areas of your life. It is important that you feel comfortable and confident with your teeth and smile. Many of our patients have commented on their need to hide their teeth in photos because they are self-conscious of their teeth, but life is too short for these insecurities and veneers can help you feel better about yourself.
Help with dental issues
Veneers can actually treat many minor dental issues, including gaps between the teeth, chipped or broken teeth and teeth that are too small or too large for the mouth. All of these conditions can lead to further oral problems if left untreated, so veneers help patients avoid serious oral problems later down the line.
Fast and effective
Although the treatment is not a 1-step procedure as many people assume, veneers are still an extremely fast option compared to teeth-straightening methods such as braces. Click here to read about our 3 step journey.
Maintaining veneers is basically the same as maintaining your natural teeth – clean regularly, be careful about eating hard foods or too much sugar, and organise regular check-ups and hygiene appointments with your dentist.
They require little drilling or preparation
Getting veneers is actually a lot less invasive than most people think.
Although a small amount of enamel has to be drilled off the natural tooth in order to make room for the veneer, it is usually only about 1/2 a millimetre of the front surface of the tooth.
Each veneer is then individually placed onto the correct tooth using special oral cement.
Long-lasting and durable
Since veneers are porous, they resist staining a lot better than natural teeth, so they are a great option for someone who wants to target previous discolouration and prevent it from happening again.
Although they are not permanent, most veneers will last between 10 and 15 years, but this can be stretched to 20 for some people.
Are there any cons?
- They are irreversible: The veneer treatment is not reversible, so you should make sure you are 100% certain you want to go ahead with the procedure before it begins.
- You must have healthy gums: Veneers will not be effective for those who have gum disease, weak teeth or other dental issues. If you decide to get veneers, make sure the procedure is carried out by an experienced and reputable dentist, who will carry out a full health check-up to make sure you are a suitable candidate before agreeing to the treatment.
- Can potentially increase sensitivity: Veneers can sometimes increase the sensitivity of the natural teeth when eating hot or cold food/beverages.
Why choose Bespoke Smile?
We don’t promote a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to teeth.
Our first objective is to leave our patients feeling happy and confident with their teeth, and that starts with facilitating a good relationship where patients feel happy to express their goals, needs and concerns when it comes to treatment.
This is true for both your aesthetic goals and your worries and anxieties about actually having the treatment done.
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