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Your first impression holds a huge importance for how people perceive your personality. When you enter a room, your dressing style, personality, everything is judged.

When you go for an interview, you always dress well and present the best version of yourself. You do so to make an impression.

How would you feel to have a crooked smile or stained teeth?

You will not feel 100% confident.

So, why not fix your teeth with Dental Veneers?

In this article, I will tell you what Dental Veneers are and eight facts about Dental veneers...

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are one of the procedures of cosmetic dentistry. Dental veneers are custom-made, almost-paper-thin shells made from tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain) and are fixed to the front teeth. Porcelain veneers are the strongest and are less vulnerable to discoloration. They are tinted in the same shade of whiteness that matches your complexion. And with new advancements, they look so natural and give a perfect smile.

Dental veneers are best for people who want to have natural-looking perfect teeth. Veneers can fix the stained, crack, chipped, short or mismatched teeth.

8 Facts You Should Know Before Getting Dental Veneers:

1. Dental veneers are irreversible

If you are ready to make a permanent change in your teeth, then go for dental veneers because they are irreversible. They alter the protective enamel of your natural teeth, and once veneers are fixed, it cannot be reversed to your old teeth.

2. Lasts for 15 to 20 years

Dental veneers are durable; therefore, they hardly get chipped or stained. Therefore, if properly maintained and with proper oral hygiene (brushing and flossing), dental veneers can last for more than a decade or two. On your yearly oral health checkup, your dentist will assess your veneers for any cracks or issues.

3. Not all teeth need dental veneers

Cosmetic dentistry is costly. The more teeth you need to make perfect, the more will be the cost. Therefore, you can talk with your dentist about which teeth need dental veneers. And only work on them. One or two dental veneers can make a massive difference to your smile.

4. Fixes more than crooked tooth

The best part about dental veneers is that it fixes many of your smile issues at once. 

Dental veneers can correct the following issues:

  • Cure tooth sensitivity
  • Protects enamel from damage
  • Reshape pointed teeth and improving the appearance of your teeth
  • Increases the length of short teeth
  • Corrects a chip or a crack in a tooth
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5. Dental veneers are not for everyone

You have to be a suitable candidate to get dental veneers. Your dentist will assess your oral health before allowing you to have dental veneers.

If you have any of the following issues or symptoms, then you cannot have dental veneers:

  • Habitual jaw clenching or grinding of teeth
  • Significant structural tooth damage
  • Cross bite or underbite
  • Gum disease (active or recurrent)
  • Severe tooth crowding
  • Poor oral hygiene or excessive cavities
  • Labial version of the teeth

6. Dental veneers require local anesthesia

Dental veneers are placed under local anesthesia to avoid discomfort. Discomfort can be caused by shaving off part of your protected enamel to make space for the dental veneer. Therefore, it is better to get it done after administering local anesthesia.

7. Temporary dental veneers are crucial

Some veneer dentists give you a trial period of 10 days by making you wear temporary dental veneers. It helps in getting the feel of veneer and also let your dentist know if there is any irregularity on your bite so adjustments can be made. Once the changes are made, the dentist will take another impression and send it to the technician for final veneer making.

Then on your next visit to the dentist, the correct dental veneer will be laminated to your teeth.

8. Dental veneers require two to three dentist visits

In the first visit to the dentist, you will be required to give the impressions of your teeth, and digital X-rays will be taken. Your dental veneers will be placed in the next one to two visits, depending on the number of teeth that require dental veneers.

Though some dentists have adopted advanced CEREC technology that enables the dentists to make dental veneers within a few minutes, in this way, your dentist visit will be limited to one visit.

So, what do you think of dental veneers? Do you want a brand new smile? Then what are you waiting for? Go and get an appointment for your dentist and discuss which teeth need dental veneers. 

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