How Veneers Can Help Improve Your Smile and Confidence
Being comfortable with how you look is a major part of building self confidence. Even for those who are able to push it into the back of their minds, if there is something about their appearance that they wish they could change, insecurity can rear its ugly head on any occasion – particularly ones where confidence is a must. Weddings, job interviews and holidays are typical times where that extra little boost is vital, and, for a large percentage of the population, it’s the teeth that can make all the difference. Feeling insecure about your smile comes with a lot of subconscious worries, and yet all problems with your teeth can be resolved quickly and easily by visiting a cosmetic dentist. One cosmetic procedure that can solve a number of issues is the application of veneers, so the specialists at Oakley Dental have put together this brief guide about what these little game-changers are, and exactly how they can revolutionise your look.
- What are they?
Veneers are most commonly made from porcelain, but some dentists offer other materials too. They are thin but durable shells that cover the front surface of your teeth. The materials used are highly versatile, so any shape and colour can be achieved – meaning that they can be made to match the rest of your teeth exactly.
- What can they be used for?
Veneers can be used to rectify many different cosmetic problems. If, for example, you suffer from intrinsic staining – meaning discolouration throughout the whole tooth and not just on the surface – veneers can be used to mask the affected teeth and give the impression that your whole smile is a healthy, gleaming white. Veneers can also be used to even out wonky teeth – whether they are chipped, worn down, or simply naturally asymmetrical. If you have gaps in your teeth, veneers can also be used to subtly close these in a way that looks as if they were never there!
- What is the procedure like?
Getting porcelain veneers applied is very straightforward, and, depending on how many you require, can take as little as two appointments, and multiple veneers can be applied simultaneously. The procedure should be completely painless, but a numbing anaesthetic might be used, as a small amount of enamel will need to be taken off the teeth that are being treated so that the veneers will fit the line of your smile. Between this appointment and getting your veneers fitted, you may be supplied with temporary veneers. The recovery time after your veneers are applied is pretty much nil, so you’ll be able to go straight back to work! If you have any specific concerns or questions about the procedure, you can discuss these in a consultation with your chosen dentist.
- How do veneers age?
Veneers should be treated very much like your natural teeth. They need to be kept clean, as while they do not stain as readily as real teeth it is still possible to discolour them if you are not careful. They can also chip just as easily – though it is very simple to repair them! With good care, veneers can last up to twenty years and then can be replaced.
So there you have it – a simple guide to veneers and how easy it is to undergo this life-changing procedure! If you’d like to arrange a free consultation with Oakley Dental and discuss the possibility of getting your very own porcelain veneers, simply contact them today on 0161 773 0111.
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