Are Porcelain Dental Veneers Right For Me?
Ever wonder how celebrities have such perfect, white teeth? There’s no way they were ALL born that way! What if we told you that you could have that bright and shiny, flawless smile, just like your favourite actors and actresses? Well, luckily, you can! Most of those Hollywood celebrities including Tom Cruise, Miley Cyrus and Zac Efron with their sculpted and jaw-dropping teeth, did not get them, naturally. They were definitely given a hand by a professional dentist to create that perfect look.
What Are They?
Veneers are actually not teeth at all – they are a thin, wafer-like material made of porcelain. They are put on your teeth with a cement substance in order to give you that, straight and white look. Before you apply veneers to any mouth, the existing teeth must be fully prepared to accept its new counterpart. The actual tooth needs to be shaved down in order to make room for the veneer to be put in place. Usually, a dentist will take off between 0.5 to 1mm of real tooth in order to allow the veneer to fit snugly on top of the actual tooth.
What Else Should I Know?
There is more care and maintenance involved with getting veneers than you may think. You will still have to go to your regular dentist appointments and have everything checked out – veneers and existing teeth – to make sure your mouth stays clean and healthy. The veneers will stay in good condition if you put the time and effort into taking care of them. Treating them like regular teeth that need brushing, flossing, and mouthwash, will ensure they stay healthy and in perfect condition. If they are not taken care of properly, the veneers can begin to decay along the margin where they meet the tooth. This, as you can imagine, can lead to serious problems including potentially needing to replace the veneers.
Before the veneers are prepared and made by the laboratory, you should have consultation appointment with your dentist. Veneers are not necessarily something that you should get done just to look like a Hollywood star. They are best used when you have issues with your existing teeth, such as mild crowding, wear or discolouration. However, if you truly wish they can also be done simply for your own pleasure and happiness. They really do have the ability to change the appearance of your smile and brighten your day with one glance in the mirror. Set up a free consultation with us, today and we can ensure you get the best treatment possible.
Having veneers is something that needs to be taken seriously. You must understand that they do require normal, if not more than regular, cleanings and maintenance. The last thing you want is to have decaying veneers in your mouth for the whole world to see. Take control of your self-esteem and confidence and make every day, a brighter day with shiny and bright new veneers. To see if you are the right fit and a good candidate for veneers, stop by for a free consultation and contact Main Street Dental Team, your top choice of Dentist in Markham.