A smile is often a natural, regularly autonomic reaction that allows a person to unveil what they feel internally. Everyone’s smile is beautiful when you stop to think about what a smile conveys in a moment of sincere, legitimate happiness. Even so, sometimes people feel self-conscious of their smile because of damage, stained, or imperfect teeth.
Have you ever heard of veneers? They could be the solution you may not have known was available for your situation. If you’re someone who loves to smile but feels self-conscious about it, please read on!
What are veneers?
This is a good first question if you’ve never heard of veneers. The skills required to apply veneers require quite some time to learn and develop. Thankfully, you don’t need technical expertise to know what they are and the basics of how they work. Simply put:
A veneer is an enhancement used on a tooth to improve its cosmetic appearance and protect worn-out and damaged surfaces.
The Canadian Dental Association adds that “Veneers are very thin shells that are attached to the front part of teeth.”
Often a veneer is a permanent solution that can last several years!
What kinds of veneers exist?
If you’re new to the idea of veneers, you may not know that there is more than one type of veneer. In fact, there are two types commonly used – composite and porcelain.
A composite veneer covers the visible part of the tooth and adheres chemically, usually with composite material. It is layered on each tooth, using chemical agents to solidify the bond between the tooth and the restoration. A composite veneer is made chair-side and can be done in one session.
A porcelain veneer is a covering of porcelain that is affixed to the visible surface of the tooth by cementation. A porcelain veneer is made in the laboratory to fit and gives a more natural and lustrous appearance. Generally, porcelain veneers are more durable than a composite facet.
If you’re interested in learning even more about these two types of veneers, we recommend you check out the Canadian Dental Association link in the section above. If you’re interested in all of the restorative and cosmetic dentistry we do at North Central Dental, you can read a little more about that here and here.
Should you get veneers?
So, now that you have learned a little bit about veneers and how they work, you’re probably wondering if veneers are right for you. If you are self-conscious about your teeth and are interested in veneers, the best way to find out if they are right for you is to get in touch with your dentist for a checkup.
As we said at the beginning of this article, “Everyone’s smile is beautiful when you think about what a smile conveys…” If you feel like your smile is a stumbling block to expressing joy, we want to help. Please get in touch with us today and let’s talk about how North Central Dental can help bring out your best smile!