However, before placing these veneers the dentist will need to eliminate a small portion of the dental enamel on the front of the teeth, in order to make a perfect adhesion between the sheets and the tooth. Sometimes the natural teeth are also filed down in order to make them even, so that the veneers will look perfect.
Dental veneers are recommended in the following cases:
- badly stained and discolored teeth
- chipped or broken teeth that are too damaged
- dental gaps
- poorly shaped, crooked and misaligned teeth
The dental veneers treatment
It takes two to three appointments for the completion of this treatment. Firstly, the dentist will examine closely the teeth, and will perform a dental X-ray. A very skilled cosmetic dentist will always consider plenty of factors before deciding on the shape or color of the veneers.
He will make sure that your new and bright smile is in perfect harmony with your facial structure, with the complexion of your skin and the color of your eyes and hair. A set of iridescent white teeth and a very dark complexion will always make the teeth look false. Therefore, plenty of planning is needed before the dentist will decide exactly how your new veneers will look like.
Dental veneers aftercare tips
Even though the dental veneers come with a long lasting guarantee, you still need to care for your teeth. Regular dental checkups and deep dental cleanings are extremely important. You need to be careful with the consumption of extremely hard and crunchy foods such as popcorn or candies- these can chip or break the veneers and restoration is quite expensive.
Some of the main advantages of dental veneers:
- they look extremely natural- the greatest majority of celebrities opt for this procedure to get that irresistible smile
- porcelain veneers do not stain like the natural teeth or like the false teeth
- gums tolerate quite well the porcelain dental veneers so your gums will not become inflamed or irritated
The cost of dental veneers
The cost for dental veneers highly depends on the reputation of the dental clinic you choose, on the expertise of the cosmetic dentist and other such details. Typically, one dental veneer can start at $500 and it can go as expensive as $1,500. The cheaper veneers are always manufactured from resin composite, while the more expensive ones from high quality porcelain.