A person with blemished teeth, in which they might experience issues such as them being crooked, discolored, broken off or have spaces in between them, might consider veneers.
However, are they worth it? What are the advantages and disadvantages they present?
- The procedure immediately improves the appearance - As soon as the veneer covering is in place all oral defects disappear. Of course, this would boost a person’s confidence and they would now be more likely to socialize, knowing they can smile comfortably without marred teeth.
- Since the teeth are custom-made to fit the patients’ mouth, know one will ever know a person is wearing veneers.
- Unlike some false teeth, for instance dentures, the client can eat and drink as though it was the teeth, in which they had from birth.
- After the facing is bonded to your teeth, in most cases, you do not have to visit the dentist for any more procedures regarding the veneers. With proper brushing and flossing, they should last for at least 10 years or more.
- Depending on the dental practice, the insurance company and how many teeth require concealment, veneers can be expensive.
- Since the teeth must be shaven to give the facing a proper surface to adhere to, being void of about one millimeter of enamel might cause sensitivity to hot and cold elements for about a week after the process. However, the sensations will reside soon after. Most likely the dentist will suggest and give the person medication to deal with the pain.
Just like teeth, you can ruin your veneers by biting down on hard substances, such as ice cubes, nut shells and candy. Veneers provide a permanent solution to a multitude of problems, so you want to maintain them by developing habits to prevent from pitting or fracturing your facings.
Overall, it depends on the individual’s personal circumstances. A well-trained dental practitioner will be able to examine the patient’s oral history and discuss with them if they would be a good candidate for receiving veneers.