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Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment and can conceal a range of imperfections on the surface of the teeth.  

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dental procedure that can improve the appearance of your teeth. But are they worth the cost? In this blog post, we will discuss the pros and cons of dental veneers so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not they are right for you. Keep in mind that every patient is different, so you should consult with your dentist to see if the treatment is a good option for you.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are very thin shells that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth. They are designed to conceal cosmetic imperfections and generally improve the appearance of one’s smile. Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or composite resin, depending on your aesthetic goals — porcelain usually achieves the most natural-looking results and are typically resistant to stains.

You may choose to have dental veneers placed if you are concerned with flaws like stains and discolouration; chips; uneven teeth and/or gaps between the teeth. It is important to understand that dental veneers are a cosmetic treatment and cannot be used to repair structural damage.

What are the benefits of veneers?

Many people choose to have dental veneers placed because of their ability to dramatically enhance the appearance of the teeth. Dental veneers help to achieve a whiter, brighter, more symmetrical smile and can be used to hide a range of cosmetic issues.

One of the key benefits of dental veneers is that they are made from extremely durable materials. This means that you can expect them to last for many years, provided you take care of them properly.

Is there a downside?

It is important to know that dental veneers are used for cosmetic purposes only, so if you have serious dental damage that needs to be repaired, you may be better suited to a restorative dental treatment such as dental implants or crowns. Dental veneers only cover the front surface of the teeth and do not improve the strength or structure of a damaged tooth in the way that a dental crown is designed to do.

It is also important to understand that although dental veneers are very strong, they can wear down and break over time. In order to extend the lifespan of your veneers and prevent damage, it is advisable that you avoid chewing on particularly hard objects and foods like ice and whole nuts. It is also a good idea to wear a mouth guard if you play sport or if you grind your teeth.

How can we help?

At Oracare, we offer same day porcelain veneers, which are highly effective when it comes to recolouring and reshaping one’s smile. If you have one or more cosmetic issues that you would like resolved, you may be a suitable candidate for dental veneers.

We have our very own on-site laboratory at Oracare, which means that we can fabricate your dental veneers quickly and conveniently. We use only the best quality materials, which ensures that your dental veneers are durable and strong, and that your results are aesthetically pleasing and natural-looking.

If you choose to have dental veneers placed, we will remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth and take dental impressions. These impressions will then be used to fabricate your veneers by our prosthodontist. We will ensure that you are satisfied with the appearance and fit of your veneers and make any necessary adjustments.

If you would like to find out more about the same day veneers that we provide at Oracare, please have a look here.

If you would like to arrange a consultation with us, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on (07) 3286 6914 or get in touch with us here. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice in Cleveland and guiding you through your treatment of choice.