WHAT ARE VENEERS?
Whether you’ve been reading about veneers for a while or are only hearing about them for the first time today, veneers Dallas are certainly a dental procedure worth looking into. Veneers are quickly becoming one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures performed. Ever wonder how celebrities have a million dollar smile? You will be suprised to learn most of them have porcelain veneers.
Veneers were once considered a dental procedure reserved for the rich and the famous. Like with many new technologies or procedures over time the price drops. Veneers are very affordable to the average person and in addition we offer financing for this procedure. Having a great smile can make such a large impact on your social and business life, we have had so many clients come to tears with joy after having a smile make over by Dr. Marneni.
Dental veneers were originally created by a dentist named Charles Pincus who wanted to find a way to temporarily change the appearance of actors’ teeth. They were a prime example of something being invented for use in special effects only to find that it had real practical applications in everyday life.
In the beginning the implants were bonded to the teeth for short periods of time with a dental adhesive. Now veneers are easier to make and last even longer. Modern veneers can last anywhere from ten to thirty years. A modern veneer is a custom made, thin shell that is bonded to the front of a tooth. They are made from dental porcelain or a special composite. Though they cover teeth, they are not crowns. They are thinner than crowns and cover more than a single tooth. Veneers are used to improve the way your teeth look as well as to repair and protect an already damaged tooth. These veneers may be directly applied as they are made, or fabricated in a laboratory, and bonded to the tooth with a resin cement. The process is simple, affordable, and can make an incredible difference in the look of your smile.
Why veneers are a good choice
Veneers may be a good option for anyone with fractured or discolored teeth. They are also good for covering and improving the basic appearance of your teeth. They can repair teeth that are worn, chipped, broken, have gaps, or are irregularly shaped.
When properly taken care of, dental veneers can last for many years. You can choose to add a veneer to one tooth or use veneers to improve your entire smile. You can choose how dramatic to make the change. Most dentists will allow you to choose the shade of your veneers. You can choose a shade similar to that of your own teeth for a natural look or select a bright white shade for a Hollywood celebrity effect. Non-permanent veneers are also an option. This can be good for protecting teeth that are prone to sensitivity without actually altering the way your teeth look. Temporary veneers are molded to a tooth but are more flexible and removable they can also be reused. This is also a quicker process. It can be completed in only three visits to the dentist unlike more complicated tooth repair jobs that can take over a year.
Are veneers for you?
Veneers can be beneficial in a number of situations, but they are not for everyone. Using them to correct large dental issues like cracked or crooked teeth can be a problem. They are also not for children as their teeth are still growing. This could cause the veneers to crack or chip.
Should you choose to get veneers, it is very important that they are properly fitted. Ill fitting veneers can cause the gums to become infected. Make sure your veneers are applied by a trained professional and keep them properly maintained. With the right care, your veneers can continue to perfect and protect your teeth for many years to come. I hope we’ve answered your question of “What are veneers for teeth?” and you can now decide if veneers are right for you.