5 key things to know about dental veneers

If you are interested in veneers or want to know if they are the right dental treatment to you, take a look at our five important things to know about them below.

What are they?

A veneer is a custom made shell or mould, made from porcelain or resin that is bonded to the front of the teeth or tooth in order to correct a number of dental problems or aesthetic concerns such as stained or discoloured teeth and irregular or gappy teeth where orthodontics or more invasive procedures are unnecessary.

Veneers do not fix any oral health issues and can in some cases hinder the health of the teeth if they are applied to unhealthy teeth. This choice of cosmetic treatment is purely for aesthetic reasons to make the teeth look better and healthier.

Benefits - Why are veneers so popular?

The number one reason people opt for veneers is the fact that they can imitate natural teeth making for a perfect set that is almost impossible to tell the difference.

This means that overall they cover any issues such as discolouration and stains, cracked and broken teeth and last for up to 15 years.

Veneers also offer more durability benefits than some other cosmetic treatments. See some of these benefits here.

Veneers generally require less alteration and invasive treatment that requires preparation and anaesthetic, which is preferred by many people.

Why might veneers not be for you?

Veneers can be a highly costly procedure depending on how many teeth you apply them to. Not only this, but it is a permanent solution to perfect the teeth, meaning it cannot be reversed, therefore it is a lot of money to regret spending if the results are not what you wanted.

If you are not certain that you want this treatment, it would be advised to consult a dentist and think through fully before you make the decision

While the process of applying veneers is not as intense as some dental procedures, it does require some change to the structure of your natural teeth such as removing layers of enamel and shaping the teeth to fit the veneer as well as possible, which can sometimes lead to heightened sensitivity.

Feel free to get in contact with us here at the Mews if you would like to find out more about the process, or take a look at the following links for more information:

Like any other cosmetic procedure, you may feel some discomfort or soreness either due to the nature of the treatment or the unfamiliar sensation of the new teeth.

If this carries on for any longer, make sure you get in contact with your dentist.

Veneers require the same care as normal teeth would, although you should take extra care brushing and flossing the first few months.

You should also make sure you are keeping up with regular visits to the dentist or hygienist to make sure they are in good condition.