When you are looking for a simple way to restore your smile, it can be tempting to opt for a treatment such as whitening.
But, if you are like many dental patients who have accumulated cracks, chips and or staining on your teeth due to all those coffees or nights out at a wine bar, whitening alone may not be enough to give you the smile you want. Indeed, if you also have a slightly off-centred smile, or have minor gaps, whitening alone is unlikely to improve the way you feel about your smile.
However, there is a solution to whitening your teeth, while also offering minor realignment and concealment of gaps; dental veneers. Offered by many dental surgeries, including High Dental Implants Melbourne, dental veneers are growing in popularity with dental patients, due to their simplicity, how easy it is to have them fitted and, of course, their stunning results.
So, why should you choose dental veneers to rejuvenate your smile? Read on to find out!
If you have sensitive teeth, the idea of attending a dental surgery for whitening with bleaches or gels may make you shudder. However, when you attend a surgery for this particular cosmetic solution you may be amazed at how simple the procedure is. A light sanding to the front of your teeth is required to fit the veneers successfully and that’s it! No gels, no waiting and no bleach, veneers are perfect if you have sensitive teeth and give an almost instant lift to your smile.
As mentioned briefly earlier, one of the main advantages of veneers over whitening is that veneers offer additional concealment and restoration of minor cracks and chips to the teeth. And, as they can be colour matched to blend with your natural enamel colour, they will conceal without looking out of place.
One of the main reasons for visiting a surgery for whitening options is to remove staining and discolouration from a patient’s teeth. However, while whitening can remove stains, the results are often short lived, meaning many patients have to undertake multiple whitening sessions each year. Veneers, which are made from porcelain, are naturally less porous than enamel. Due to this, they are stain-resistant and, after many years of wear, they will not lose their colour or vibrancy. Perfect!
While veneers can be shaded to match your natural tooth colour, if you want to whiten your smile a few shades, they can be used to instantly whiten your teeth too! Indeed, having porcelain veneers fitted can whiten your smile by up to 16 shades, making them the perfect option for sprucing up your smile in time for an important event.
As mentioned earlier, many dental patients avoid having their teeth whitened with traditional methods due to sensitivity. However, having veneers fitted not only whitens your smile, but also covers the microscopic holes in your enamel and dentine that are causing the sensitivity. So, once fitted, you can drink as much ice water as you want without discomfort.
All dental treatments carry potential risks. Contact your local dental team for more information about the procedures mentioned in this article.