Have you ever watched a toothpaste advertisement and thought: “Wow, those are some good-looking teeth.” Don’t worry. You are not alone. If you want to close a tooth gap or fill a chipped tooth, you might want to have some dental veneers. Veneers are custom-made shells that are bonded to your teeth, and they can improve your teeth’ alignment and help them look healthier.
They offer a lot of benefits
Dental veneers are very versatile since they can offer various dental concerns such as tooth chips, cracks, and tooth gaps. Veneers may also serve as a solution to teeth discoloration, which allows you to save up on various dental procedures. If you have very sensitive teeth, veneers can provide a protective barrier that can alleviate any pain caused by the sensitivity. The procedure of getting dental veneers is also quite hassle-free since it is minimally invasive, with some services offering little to no prep time.
They are not cheap
Dental veneers can cost from 650 to 1200 AUD depending on the veneer type you want to avail. However, you can choose to discuss a payment scheme with your dentist and offer discounts depending on your teeth’s condition. If you are getting dental veneers because of dental concerns such as a cracked and damaged tooth, then you may be able to talk to your dentist and your health insurance if you can have some of the costs covered.
They can help you increase your confidence
Some people are very conscious about their teeth, such as small misalignments, crooks, or gaps. If you do not mind having these and are already confident with the way your teeth look, then kudos to you! However, some people may find that the next step in boosting their confidence is to improve the appearance of their teeth by making them look less chipped and a little bit aligned. Some people may also find it increasingly appealing to smile more if they can display those aligned, pearly-white teeth.
They can last for a very long time
Nowadays, veneers are very durable and are capable of lasting for many years. Veneers that are no-prep often last for 5 to 7 years. On the other hand, prepped veneers can last for around 8 to 10 years. But even with their great durability, it is still best to practice proper oral hygiene so you can utilize them to their maximum benefit.
They are not just for cosmetic purposes
Most people want veneers for its looks. It can make your teeth look whiter, more aligned, and overall, better looking. However, veneers are not just for show. Veneers also have the capability of improving your dental health. Once a veneer covers your tooth, it can fill out chips and cracks, which can protect your teeth if you happen to bite into a crunchy or relatively tough piece of food. As mentioned earlier, veneers also cover the enamel, which can help tooth sensitivity. Thus, helping you enjoy different kinds of food, whether they may be hot or cold.
Veneers offer many benefits both for visual appeal and dental hygiene. Admittedly, many of us want to have those set of pearly whites, and it may only take a short trip to the dentist to have that.