Recent studies show that 87% of people under the age of 35 have felt self-conscious about their smiles. Smiles are an important part of your self-confidence, so any imperfections to your smile can be difficult to deal with.
One treatment you may want to consider to improve your smile is porcelain veneers. If this is you and you are wondering, “Should I get veneers?” keep reading this guide to learn more about the benefits of veneers or to find the best cosmetic dentists in Adelaide to help you find the right solution for your smile.
1. Fixes Multiple Problems
The biggest benefit of getting veneers is that they can fix many different types of imperfections in your smile. It is a single procedure that can improve many different aspects of your smile. They are also commonly used, in conjunction with other cosmetic dental techniques, like Invisalign clear aligners (teeth straightening), laser gum contouring (gum lift), implants and teeth whitening to perform complete “smile makeovers.”
What are veneers? They are thin shells or layers of porcelain material that can cover the front of your teeth. They cover your existing teeth and are used to treat many different oral health problems.
For example, some people use porcelain veneers to improve the minor crookedness of a single tooth or multiple teeth. When the veneers are applied to your teeth, they can cover the appearance of teeth that are crooked, chipped, or oddly shaped.
Another common reason why people get porcelain veneers is to improve the appearance of discoloured and stained teeth. Veneers can be made out of porcelain or composite resin and can be made to match the natural colour of your teeth. Your cosmetic dentist can also make them a few shades whiter to help you whiten your smile!
People will also commonly get veneers if they have spaces between their teeth that leave a gap. Getting veneers can reduce this gap to give your teeth a completely different appearance.
If you want to improve your smile, you can ask Dr Amrein if veneers are the right choice for you.
2. Fast Results
Another reason you should find a Cosmetic Dentist in Adelaide that offers veneers is that they can provide you with fast results! While you can fix many of these oral health problems that were listed before, they will take time.
For example, you can fix crooked or gapped teeth with metal braces or Invisalign (clear, almost invisible aligners). However, this can take months or years to get the desired results.
Veneers may be the quickest and most painless way to change your smile in just a few appointments completely. During your first appointment, your dentist will evaluate your teeth, discuss what you are trying to achieve and provide a comprehensive treatment plan. Assuming you’re happy to proceed, they will make digital impressions of your teeth to customize your veneers.
Before your veneers are fitted, you can try temporary veneers for size, fit and colour. This allows you to ‘test drive’ the look and allows your dentist to make any final adjustments. Once they are finished, you will have another appointment for your final fitting.
This entire process can be completed in as little as one to two visits, depending on the number of veneers to be placed and can completely transform your smile! Best of all, at Adelaide Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re 100% digital, from the scan and design to in-house automated milling of your veneers using the latest German Cerec technology.
3. Low Maintenance
Veneers are also low maintenance. You can take care of them just as you would take care of your natural teeth. Instead of changing up your entire routine, you should continue to brush, floss, and get regular dental checkups.
However, veneers will not last forever. They can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years, depending on your oral hygiene habits and how well you take care of your teeth.
Dental veneers are also made from non-porous materials. This means that they will be less likely to develop stains or cavities than your natural teeth. You will never have to worry about whitening your teeth again if you get veneers!
While the upfront cost of veneers is an investment, you will save money on other cosmetic dental procedures in the long run.
4. Feels and Looks Natural
When you get veneers, you may worry that having additional material on your teeth will feel unnatural and uncomfortable. However, veneers look, feel, and function like natural teeth! They can be customized to look as close as possible to your natural teeth.
You will never have to worry about your veneers being painful or uncomfortable. Plus, you can continue to use your teeth as normal. They will be both aesthetically pleasing and functional.
Our goal is for you to have a beautiful, natural-looking smile without your friends and family ever knowing you have gotten veneers. Instead, they will focus on your beautiful smile. This can greatly increase your confidence in your smile and help you enhance your appearance.
5. Protects Natural Teeth
Are veneers safe? Yes! Getting veneers will protect your natural teeth and is fully endorsed for use in Australia by the Australian Dental Board (ADB), the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and AHPRA, the Australian Health Regulators.
Because they are thin porcelain ‘shells’ that go over your existing tooth, they offer an extra layer of protection from anything that may damage your teeth.
For example, dental veneers can help you prevent cavities as long as you continue caring for your oral hygiene.
Veneers can even help with things like tooth sensitivity and tooth discolouration, as the extra material will protect the nerves and enamel of your teeth.
While getting veneers may require removing some of the enamel on your existing teeth, it only requires a small amount to be removed. However, the porcelain veneers are bonded to the fronts of your teeth and will protect the exposed tooth from any damage.
Learn More About the Benefits of Veneers in Adelaide
Getting veneers is a simple solution to many different problems with your teeth and can instantly improve the appearance of your smile. Learning more about these benefits can help you decide whether this is the right treatment choice for you.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of veneers, Adelaide Cosmetic Dentistry can help! We have over 20 years of experience helping patients improve their smiles and offer everything from Invisalign to veneers and more.
Contact us today to learn more about our services or to request a consultation.